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Smallzookeeper gave us a heads up on these last month, but Garmont has just issued the public notice pubished on FirstTracks Online. It looks to be a whole new line up of high performance AT boots with burley alpine overlap design, Dynafit compatibility and light weight. This should be interesting.

Dec 31, 2007 - 05:00 AM
Garmont’s New Anatomic Overlap Ski Mountaineering Boot Collection

News - Equipment
Williston, VT - Garmont is introducing a new line featuring three new ski mountaineering boots, a.k.a. "alpine touring" or "randonnée" that feature an anatomical overlap design.

Garmont's new line of ski mountaineering boots features an anatomical overlap design.
(photo: Garmont USA)

"Garmont’s new anatomic overlap design sets a new standard in ski mountaineering boots," reports Paul Parker, Garmont’s international ski boot product manager. "The result is the best of all worlds: light and comfortable on the tour, formidable on the descent.

"What makes these boots truly unique is the overlap shell closure system," added Parker. "The overlap shell follows the anatomy of the foot and lower leg for crisp, precise downhill performance.
At the same time, the design eliminates the restrictive tongue to allow more independent movement between the cuff and lower shell. In the touring mode, the instep and foot are nestled comfortably and securely so the boot and foot stay in contact."

The Radium tops the new line. It’s got everything: light weight, four-buckle support and Dynafit compatibility. The Argon's multi-injected lower shell has a unique flex insert for touring ease, multi-injected cuff for a close, and responsive fit to leverage big skis, yet light enough for extended tours. Light weight makes the Helium the best choice for alpine tourers, yet the Helium’s high overlap construction provides a new level of downhill control for a three-buckle boot.