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Alpine w/ walk mode recommendations

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Hi guys - 

Ive been looking everywhere for a decent Alpine boot (120-130) with a walk mode but they all seem to be quite low lasted. I had bad pain last year in 29.5 100mm boots and have since been told i should be looking at 102mm last boots at least. All the boots ive been looking at such as the 2/8 Dalbello Sherpa and the Technica Cochise Pro are 100mm or less. I know of course boots can be punched out but id rather start wider. Ill be putting intuitions in them.

 

Any Alpine walk boots out there for large/wide footed people?

 

If it helps ill be on praxis protests / kastle mx88s / dukes.

post #2 of 9

Not sure on the apparent distinction between an alpine walk boot and a touring boot. Many touring boots are quite roomy. Maybe check one of them out.  You can ski AT boots in dukes no problem with the sliding AFD. 

post #3 of 9

^  that and if you are using this as a full-time rig why not go Tech/plum and save a ton of weight and gain much better efficiency? 

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post #5 of 9

Black Diamond Factor 130.  I got a pair last year for strictly alpine on area use and they ski quite niclely.  I believe the last width is 102 or 103mm.

post #6 of 9

Why are you looking at the Cochise Pro?  With an Intuition Powerwrap liner, I found the regular Cochise to be plenty stiff enough for me. 

 

Lots of volume for my Fred Flintstone feet as well.

 

 

FWIW, I like boots that are at least 120 flex.

post #7 of 9

FIND A GOOD BOOT FITTER.

There are 2 heat molding boots this year FISCHER, & SALOMON, in the flex range you want.

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Originally Posted by tromano View Post

Not sure on the apparent distinction between an alpine walk boot and a touring boot. Many touring boots are quite roomy. Maybe check one of them out.  You can ski AT boots in dukes no problem with the sliding AFD. 

 

It's huge. Touring boots are generally much lighter weight. If you're skinning/cramponing/etc... a lot of vertical, nearly all of the 'alpine boots w/ walk mode' are too heavy. Touring boots are like any others in terms of fit. Touring boots are 'roomy' if you want to buy a pair that fits that way. There's a lot on the market, so you'll have a choice of fit/stiffness, etc... IMHO, an alpine boot with a walk mode is great for what it says it'll do.... a boot pack up to access some side country stuff. Not that this isn't a really nice feature. My alpine boots are just butt heavy and suck for walking, period. If you're completely away from any lift access, there isn't really a substitute for all the advantages offered by a touring boot/dynafit binding rig.

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Originally Posted by markojp View Post

 

It's huge. Touring boots are generally much lighter weight. If you're skinning/cramponing/etc... a lot of vertical, nearly all of the 'alpine boots w/ walk mode' are too heavy. Touring boots are like any others in terms of fit. Touring boots are 'roomy' if you want to buy a pair that fits that way. There's a lot on the market, so you'll have a choice of fit/stiffness, etc... IMHO, an alpine boot with a walk mode is great for what it says it'll do.... a boot pack up to access some side country stuff. Not that this isn't a really nice feature. My alpine boots are just butt heavy and suck for walking, period. If you're completely away from any lift access, there isn't really a substitute for all the advantages offered by a touring boot/dynafit binding rig.

 

Its closer than you think. 

 

He was asking about a stiff flexing boot wiht a walk mode and a last 102mm+ wide. There are a few options out there from AT boot MFG that are just that. One I had in mind is the Scrapa Mobe 103mm width, 125 flex, decent walk mode. 

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