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Dynafit Hoji Free Alpine Touring Ski Boot

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Why We Like The Hoji Free Ski Boot

The Dynafit Hoji Free Ski Boot boasts comfort on the walk up and a stiff performance on the ride down. New to the Dynafit Hoji family, this touring boot rocks a full 55 degrees of motion in walk mode, for comfort and freedom on the skin track, and uses the new Interlock system to secure the fit for ninja-like performance on speedy descents. The Hoji Free keeps its toe bail so we can still step into our alpine bindings if we're hitting the resort after a morning in the backcountry, and its shell uses Grilamid blended with fiberglass to maximize power transfer in such a way that we don't even miss our 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 doesn'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 we're hiking to our line
  • Item #DNF00H8

Shell Material
Grilamid
Flex
130
Last Width
102mm
Buckles
3 safety lock
Lean Angle
11 - 17°
Walk Mode
55°
Liner
Sidas
Thermo-moldable Liner
yes
Binding Compatibility
tech, alpine
DIN Certified
UNI EN ISO 9523
Sole
Formula Pomoca Climb
Claimed Weight
[single, size 26.5] 3lb 6.67oz
Recommended Use
backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 2

Soft boots

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
26.5
Height
5` 9"
Weight
180 lbs

These boots are not a hard charging boot. I ski 70-80 days a year and have about 10 days in these boots. I've skied them on groomers, crud and pow. I think they'll work fine for touring and skiing pow but would not recommend them as a do-it-all boot. The biggest problem is they have lateral flex. When trying to lay down hard carving turns I could feel the boot flex to the sides and was worried about breaking my ankle. This might be less of an issue on skis narrower underfoot but over 110 it's an problem. The liner is also flimsy and cheap. I had to swap the liner for an intuition that kept my ankles from banging the shell which relieved some of the other pressure points. The intuition liner also helped firm up the lateral flex in the boot but not enough to stop it entirely. Within a week of use, one of the pieces broke on the power strap. I had to rig something up for the boot to continue functioning as expected.

>Rating: 5

Believe the hype

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
26.5
Height
5` 10"
Weight
172 lbs

Past boots in recent years include: Lange Freeride Pro, Dalbello Lupo 130c, Fischer Ranger 13. I grew up racing and competing moguls in New Hampshire, but have lived in WY and CO skiing 80%+ backcountry since 2004. I love pillows, technical airs, deep pow, and aesthetic couloirs. I still bang out a few resort laps in here and there too, so it's worth having a tongue for standard alpine binders. The video posted with this review just shows off my style, not this boot. The Hoji Pro is by far the best boot I've ever had. Somehow it's both the stiffest and lightest I've experienced. The walk mode is pure magic. I was warned of a backseat stance (usually fixable with shims/spoilers) and a short cuff concerned me. Neither of these are any issue for me. I feel solid and nimble even skiing resort hardpack. Pure stoke for this boot!

>Rating:

The Holy Grail of boots!!!

Still can't believe this boot exists. Throughout my life as an avid backcountry skier I've dreamt of a single pair of boots that I could grab off the shelf and throw in the car no matter the occasion whether it be a long arduous skin into the hills during a multi night expedition, a long boot pack in the spring to ski the last lines of the season, riding a sled in to build a booter in one of my favorite spots or simply heading to the local mountain for a chill day at the resort. The problem being that my dreams were just that, dreams. Finally my prayers were answered with the hoji free. This boot is such a solid performer in every category!!! I've tried what seems like an infinite amount of boots looking for "the one" but always ended up needing a quiver of activity specific boots that lacked in things they weren't necessarily designed for. This boot is miles above anything I've ever skied in every aspect. The hoji free hikes like a dream, tours like a boss and skis like an absolute beast both on and off piste. Bravo dynafit BRAVO!!!👏 **Disclosure- I'm just a dirt bag ski bum and do not work for Dynafit or any of their associated brands.. This is a completely unbiased and honest opinion**

Still
>Rating:

The Holy Grail of boots!!!

Still can't believe this boot exists. Throughout my life as an avid backcountry skier I've dreamt of a single pair of boots that I could grab off the shelf and throw in the car no matter the occasion whether it be a long arduous skin into the hills during a multi night expedition, a long boot pack in the spring to ski the last lines of the season, riding a sled in to build a booter in one of my favorite spots or simply heading to the local mountain for a chill day at the resort. The problem being that my dreams were just that, dreams. Finally my prayers were answered with the hoji free. This boot is such a solid performer in every category!!! I've tried what seems like an infinite amount of boots looking for "the one" but always ended up needing a quiver of activity specific boots that lacked in things they weren't necessarily designed for. This boot is miles above anything I've ever skied in every aspect. The hoji free hikes like a dream, tours like a boss and skis like an absolute beast both on and off piste. Bravo dynafit BRAVO!!!👏 **Disclosure- I'm just a dirt bag ski bum and do not work for Dynafit or any of their associated brands.. This is a completely unbiased and honest opinion**

Still
>Rating:

The Holy Grail of boots!!!

Still can't believe this boot exists. Throughout my life as an avid backcountry skier I've dreamt of a single pair of boots that I could grab off the shelf and throw in the car no matter the occasion whether it be a long arduous skin into the hills during a multi night expedition, a long boot pack in the spring to ski the last lines of the season, riding a sled in to build a booter in one of my favorite spots or simply heading to the local mountain for a chill day at the resort. The problem being that my dreams were just that, dreams. Finally my prayers were answered with the hoji free. This boot is such a solid performer in every category!!! I've tried what seems like an infinite amount of boots looking for "the one" but always ended up needing a quiver of activity specific boots that lacked in things they weren't necessarily designed for. This boot is miles above anything I've ever skied in every aspect. The hoji free hikes like a dream, tours like a boss and skis like an absolute beast both on and off piste. Bravo dynafit BRAVO!!!👏 **Disclosure- I'm just a dirt bag ski bum and do not work for Dynafit or any of their associated brands.. This is a completely unbiased and honest opinion**

Still
>Rating:

The Holy Grail of boots!!!

Still can't believe this boot exists. Throughout my life as an avid backcountry skier I've dreamt of a single pair of boots that I could grab off the shelf and throw in the car no matter the occasion whether it be a long arduous skin into the hills during a multi night expedition, a long boot pack in the spring to ski the last lines of the season, riding a sled in to build a booter in one of my favorite spots or simply heading to the local mountain for a chill day at the resort. The problem being that my dreams were just that, dreams. Finally my prayers were answered with the hoji free. This boot is such a solid performer in every category!!! I've tried what seems like an infinite amount of boots looking for "the one" but always ended up needing a quiver of activity specific boots that lacked in things they weren't necessarily designed for. This boot is miles above anything I've ever skied in every aspect. The hoji free hikes like a dream, tours like a boss and skis like an absolute beast both on and off piste. Bravo dynafit BRAVO!!!👏 **Disclosure- I'm just a dirt bag ski bum and do not work for Dynafit or any of their associated brands.. This is a completely unbiased and honest opinion**

Still
>Rating:

The Holy Grail of boots!!!

Still can't believe this boot exists. Throughout my life as an avid backcountry skier I've dreamt of a single pair of boots that I could grab off the shelf and throw in the car no matter the occasion whether it be a long arduous skin into the hills during a multi night expedition, a long boot pack in the spring to ski the last lines of the season, riding a sled in to build a booter in one of my favorite spots or simply heading to the local mountain for a chill day at the resort. The problem being that my dreams were just that, dreams. Finally my prayers were answered with the hoji free. This boot is such a solid performer in every category!!! I've tried what seems like an infinite amount of boots looking for "the one" but always ended up needing a quiver of activity specific boots that lacked in things they weren't necessarily designed for. This boot is miles above anything I've ever skied in every aspect. The hoji free hikes like a dream, tours like a boss and skis like an absolute beast both on and off piste. Bravo dynafit BRAVO!!!👏 **Disclosure- I'm just a dirt bag ski bum and do not work for Dynafit or any of their associated brands.. This is a completely unbiased and honest opinion**

Still
>Rating: 5

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.

Thanks for the great review, Alex!

>Rating:

The specs say the lean angle is 11-17 degrees. How is that adjusted? I just purchased this boot and there is no instruction on adjusting the lean angle.

The forward lean on the Hoji Free is 17 degrees out of the box. To get the 11 degrees of forward lean, you will need to remove the rear spoiler. I would recommend having a bootfitter at a ski shop do this as I believe you have to remove a rivet to remove rear spoiler.

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What kind of toe box does this have? Narrow feet? Wide toe box? Oh so just right?

Hi there, the width of the last on these is 102, which is a wide fit. I would not recommend these for low volume or narrow feet but would be great for wider feet.