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Hoji Free Ski Boot
Boasting comfort on the walk up, stiff performance on the ride down, and versatile binding compatibility, there really isn't anywhere you can't take the Hoji Free Ski Boot. New to the Dynafit Hoji family, this touring boot rocks a full 55 degrees of motion in walk mode, for comfort and freedom while you're on the skin track, but uses the new Interlock system to secure the boot for ninja-like performance on your speedy descent. The Hoji Free keeps its toe bail, so you can still step into your alpine bindings if you're hitting the resort after a morning in the backcountry, and it's shell uses Grilamid blended with fiberglass to maximize power transfer in such a way that you won't even miss your alpine boots.
- A versatile touring boot that skis hard and walks easy
- Stiff yet lightweight shell performs well on both ascent and descent
- Interlock system delivers reliable stiffness on the ride down
- Narrower last provides a performance-forward fit that won't squeeze
- Thermo-moldable liner gives you a comfortable, personalized fit
- Crampon attachments points assist with steep, icy approaches
- Lugged outsole comes in handy if you're hiking to your line
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- Q & A
One boot for everything??? I think so.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I had the privilege of skiing this boot for the last half of last season and was really impressed with the downhill performance and great "walkability." The 55 degrees of cuff rotation is as advertised and really easy to utilize with the "Hoji-Lock" lever on the spine of the boot. The fact that the lever also loosens the cuff buckle and power strap is an added bonus and makes transitions a breeze! On the downhill, the boots hold their own against true alpine boots and I had no problem skiing them hard at the resort as well as out touring. It really is the one boot to do everything in. Despite having a quiver of boots at my disposal, I have found the Hoji Free to be my go-to for both resort and BC days. **Disclosure - I work as a rep for Dynafit**
You gotta get up, to get down.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Very, very, very impressed and stoked on these boots.
The Hoji Pro changed the way I thought about walk modes and ski performance - they absolutely crush on the way down, but they go above and beyond on the skin track.
The only thing missing was the toe welt. I have Shift bindings on my hybrid (inbounds/backcountry) set up, and could never use the Hoji Pro because of the lack of welt.
Enter the Hoji Free. Works with the binders, also takes an automatic crampon for those more technical missions.
We live in a wonderful time of backcountry ski equipment. You can most definitely have your cake, and eat it too.