Lange steps up to the "real touring boot weight class" this season with the introduction of the Lange XT3 Tour Pro Alpine Touring Ski Boots. Typically, this is a company that prioritizes downhill performance, and this is no rando race shoe but a solid, 4 buckle overlap contender with a real cuff and tongue liner. They've dropped the weight dramatically by switching to Grilamid® plastic and adopting glued-on lightweight ISO 9523 soles, which is typical in this category. Ski performance is on a higher level than pure touring boots in the same weight range, so if downhill performance matters to you (and it should), you'll be a happy camper indeed.
Last: 99mm – A "narrow average" fit designed to fit most skiers, especially if you have access to professional bootfitting.
Flex: 130 – A very stiff flex for expert and aggressive skiers.
EVA Lightweight Touring Liner – Lange drops bulk and weight in the XT3 Tour liners but retains the comfort with heat moldable closed cell EVA foam.
Cuff – Lyftran™ PP
Shell – Grilamid®
Dual Core Light – A lightweight version of Lange's innovative Dual Core technology. As you drive and flex into your boots, Dual Core Light actively compresses and expands – harnessing potential energy to deliver explosive power, snap, and rebound. Imagine lightweight precision and response, easy entry-and-exit, and a new level of ski boot performance as reactive and dynamic as your own body.
Friction-Free Hinge – Lange's Friction-Free Hinge delivers a critical free-touring solution: ROM efficiency. More efficient range-of-motion (ROM) provides the freedom for fluid, natural movements on the ascent, providing more flow for a more effortless, less fatiguing skinning and hiking stride.
Active Power V-Lock 3.0 – The heart of Lange's all-new XT3, Active Power V-Lock is Lange's patented new multi-performance freetouring technology. Designed to get you up with ease, but powered for the down, Active Power V-Lock delivers an 11° increase in forward ROM in Hike mode, making long skin strides and hikes more efficient and less fatiguing. But lock it down for the descent with a Ski mode that offers the rock-solid connection of a traditional ski boot and you'll instantly feel the power, precision, and control you've been looking for when it's all about the down.
Total Range of Motion – 53˚
Ultra Light Touring Buckles – Reversible front buckle
40mm Velcro Strap
Touring Performance Boot Board – Touring rocker built into the bootboard for more natural foot motion during the stride
Vibram® ISO 9523 Touring Sole
Dynafit® Certified Tech Inserts – Dynafit® certified low-tech inserts offer dependable, trustworthy free-touring performance; the over-molded solid sole construction ensures powerful energy transmission, secure steering and control.