Lange's new XT line of freeride boots are "high performance boots that climb."
These boots offer a Control Fit liner, lighter weight in the buckles and the lace-up liner, a "natural stance" (lower elevation of the heel), an "ultragrip" arch pad to protect the chassis from impacts, and replaceable toe and heel pads.
The boot comes in 97mm and 100mm lasts, which is the only high-performance 100mm mono-injected boot on the market. It is available in 130, 120, 110 and 100 flexes for men.
What sets the Lange XT apart from the competition is the patented Power V-Lock technology* which allows the boot to flex comfortably when unlocked for hiking and when locked in ski mode stiffens the boot for uncompromising downhill performance.
The women's version of the boot has a shorter cuff and comes in 90 and 100 flex.
Lange’s patented Power V-Lock, is an insert in back of the lower shell which articulates backwards in hike-mode for excellent range-of-motion on the ascent. In ski-mode, the V-shaped lock visually engages the lower shell to retain the real, hard-charging downhill performance of RX boots.
“Current AT and ‘sidecountry’ boots offer no support or resistance between the upper and lower shell. Major sections of lower shells are removed, creating a void for range-of-motion when climbing, but at a major and noticeable cost to downhill performance.” – Thor Verdonk, Lange Technical Product Manager
In Lange’s XT, there is no lower shell void. When flexing forward the upper cuff engages the Power V-Lock; locking it into the lower, both forward and laterally. The Power V-Lock is an industry first in sidecountry boot technology, delivering the only true adventure-freeride boot with powerful downhill performance.
Lange’s patented Power V-Lock is featured in the all-new XT and XT W freeride-adventure boots!
Edited by nolo - 2/2/12 at 2:30pm