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post #1 of 8
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How does anyone feel about The walk Feature being better?  Not many people talked about it.  I am a little suprised.  Does anyone have any suggestions on walk features?  Do any of the boots walk features actually work or feel normal?

 

Thanks Again...

post #2 of 8

On which boot?

 

Salomon quest?  Dalbello Raya?  Lange Blaster series?

 

Heck, the walk feature in my 1990-s vintage Koflach Tour boots has always been superb.   I've driven (rental) cars with them on.   It's just getting them to -ski- like I want them to that's unpossible.

 

So, yes, they work.   Of course, it won't "feel normal" as long as you have regular DIN-compatible boot soles.   

(Unless, of course, wearing clogs or chopines or zoccoli is in the category of "normal" for you.)

 

I suspect that, for quite a few of the posters on this forum, walking about the lodge in regular boots is well within the category of "feeling normal", so a bit more background on what you're looking for might help you get proper answers.

post #3 of 8

i dont think its a feature i would look for, but if my boots had it i wouldnt mind. i would worry about fit, flex and performance. but if there was a boot with that feature that was good in all other areas i guess this would be a slight alight plus

post #4 of 8

I've had them on a pair of Nordica boots - yeah, they work fine, allows a little more flex at the ankle.  My current Technica boots do not have the walk feature, and I don't miss it at all.

 

I would be more concerned with finding boots that fit properly - if they happen to have a walk 'switch' fine, if not, no biggie.

post #5 of 8

It is vital  for touring that your boots have a walk feature with a good range of motion on the cuff.  For lift service skiing, it is almost completely irrelevant. If you to a lot of ridge top boot packs longer than about 15 minutes then maybe it would be good to have.

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Originally Posted by tromano View Post

It is vital  for touring that your boots have a walk feature with a good range of motion on the cuff.  For lift service skiing, it is almost completely irrelevant. If you to a lot of ridge top boot packs longer than about 15 minutes then maybe it would be good to have.


exactly right.

 

However, if I'm booting a section to access a run, it's likely a very tough line (or I wouldn't bother booting), so I wouldn't want to compromise with boot performance. Anyone comment one which walk-feature boots (compatible with alpine bindings) are bomber and which pop open inadvertently or break?

post #7 of 8

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My old Koflachs had a walk feature which was rendered useless by the extra hard foam liners.  I've tried some other boots that had that feature and it was noticeable, but after skiing boots with no walk feature for many years I've come to see it as not needed for alpine skiing.  Touring, perhaps, but not lift serviced.  Walking after skiing for a few hours feels very awkward, even in my snow boots or street shoes.  Of course I'm an old man and after a day of skiing I can hardly move my legs.  Did I say a day?, nay not even that.  I just got back from 4.5 hours of 40 to 60 mph turns, and my legs were toast.  Walking up stairs was like weight lifting.

 

 

post #8 of 8
Depends on the boot. I now ski Garmont Radiums (AT boot) exclusively. Walk feature is nice especially with the vibram sole. But the Radiums probably have more travel than normal alpine boots in walk mode.

If I were shopping for an alpine boot - a walk mode would be the last thing on my mind. Zero selling value IMHO.
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