Not every relationship requires compromise.
For years, there was a common perception that a boot built to tour uphill couldn't possibly ski well going down. Well, the Vulcan TF Alpine Touring Boot from Dynafit is here to shatter that perception. In the skintrack, there are a number of features to love about the Vulcan, starting with the weight—these bad boys come in at just about 3.5 pounds per boot, extremely lightweight for a boot this stiff. The 103mm last is plenty roomy for your toes on the way up, which is especially nice to help maintain good circulation on colder days. The 60-degree cuff rotation should be plenty for even the most ardent yoga enthusiasts. Honestly, if your ankle is rotating past 60-degrees, you should probably be concerned about that, not your boot.
The beauty of the Vulcan is that the fun doesn't stop when you get to the top of your run. Simply plug in the removable downhill booster tongue and your boot becomes a stiff, freeriding machine. The boot is plenty skiable without the cuff however, for lighter riders, or if you just feel like skiing a more forgiving boot for a run. The Vulcan sports three metal buckles, one of them being an innovative, new centrally located buckle directly on the shell pivot points. When engaged, it helps to keep the cuff and shell compressed, adding to increased stiffness throughout the entire boot. The Dynafit Pro Freeride sole features three different rubber compounds for use on both the uphill and the downhill. There is a soft rubber that offers excellent grip on slipper rock ridges, a hard substance designed to work with modern step-in binding systems, and a medium rubber that is a good compromise for areas that need grip but are subject to high amounts of abrasion as well.
- Stiff flex, carbon fiber and Pebax cuff
- Grilamid shell
- 103mm last
- Seven pounds per pair (size 27.5)
- Series thermo-moldable liner
- Removable downhill booster tongue
- Driving spoiler 2.0
- Internal cuff stoppers
- 45-degree buckle system
- 60-degree cuff rotation
- 15- to 18-degree forward lean
- Dynafit Pro freeride sole