Alltrack Elite 130 LT Ski Boot
Rip the resort or venture far from the trailhead in search of fresh, creative lines with Rossignol's Men's Alltrack Elite 130 LT Ski Boot. With an aggressively stiff 130 flex and snug 98 millimeter last, it's obvious that this boot can drive your skis hard, wherever you feel like pointing them. It's relatively light at under four pounds per boot, thanks to Rossignol's new Generative Design Grid technology, which consist of thinner shell material with a strong structure where it's needed, but doesn't compromise the boot's strength and downhill performance. With a 50 degree range of motion in walk mode, you'll be free to tackle steep approaches with efficiency, and when it's time to descend, the metal-on-metal locking mechanism will have you feeling confident as you send it off cliffs.
Rossignol also uses its Dual Core technology in the shell, using harder material sandwiched between softer material for a quicker rebound and better torsional stability. The pre-molded liner is anatomically shaped to snugly hold your ankle and heel in place, and it's fully customizable for a secure, comfortable fit, while a helping of Thinsulate insulation won't have you calling it quits early on the coldest days of the season because you can't feel your feet.
- Free-touring boot for quick ascents and visionary lines
- Aggressive 130 flex for expert skiers who like to charge
- Race-inspired 98mm last offers a performance-first fit
- Lightweight yet strong shell performs on the ups and downs
- 50 degree range of motion in walk mode for climbing efficiency
- Pre-molded liner is customizable for a precise, comfortable fit
- Thinsulate insulation keeps toes toasty on winter's coldest days
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- Q & A
Initial Impression - Awesome
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I've been on a long hunt for a boot that is tolerable on the up hill, but feels as close as possible to a "real" (aka alpine) boot on the downhill. Major bonus points if it is so good I'd use it for a full resort day.
I just got these boots out for their first tour, and they are very promising. The weight and range of motion isn't record breaking, but I found them to be plenty adequate for getting up hill. I was in a very familiar area, and didn't feel noticeably more taxed on the hike than I would in my old Maestrales.
Then, as you might expect, the 4 buckle design of these boots and the relatively (for touring boots) heavy shells make for a pretty great feel going down hill. I was in tight trees and bad snow, and they had a ton of control compared to more touring specific boots. I'd say these are definitely up there with the big names in this category like the Hawx and Zero Gs.
As for resort days, I definitely plan to use these, but I think the inevitable shortcoming will always be the liners. In order for a liner to be light and flexible enough for touring it just simply can't match a beefier alpine liner for all day comfort and control. This isn't a problem specific to these boots though, and for a "one boot to do everything" these are absolutely worth trying on. If they feel good for your foot, I would give them a go! Interestingly,
Light, glove like fit, and lots of customization options allow this boot to be on the short list of high performance skiers that need a boot which is compatible with many different types of equipment.
This boot fits into a niche spot in the boot market for skiers with many different needs but only want to buy one boot. If you switch between alpine and touring setups, if you need a tight fitting high performance, light boot, or if you are using a modern alpine touring binding like a shift or a kingpin these are a great chose for skiers with low volume feet.
The only downside of these boots is that they need to be fitted to your feet to function properly and a pair of supportive insoles is mandatory a because the factory insoles are just thin place holders until you get your performance rated insoles. If you feel like your ready to take your gear and your skiing ability to the next level this is a great choice.
The Future Of Ski Boots
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have tried out a number of our top selling boots over the years. These are by far the best, for what I do at least.
Lightweight, comfortable linear, and a supportive flex. If you plan to ski both in the resort and in the backcountry I would look no further. Yes, other boots may be stiff and yes other boots may be lighter, but these are the ultimate blend.
Let me know if you have any questions!