Hoji and Barthel set out to create a boot that could tackle big objectives on the uphill and rip big lines on the way back down. The Hoji Lock system not only provides 55-degree range of motion on the way up, but a cable system operates the entire shaft to engage the walk mode with a single motion. Barthel admits that this is in part because of laziness—the two agreed that it was important to create a buckle system that you didn't have to keep fiddling with all day long. Underneath these kicks you'll find a Pomoca Climbing Sole, a rubber blend that delivers solid traction and security on sketchy bootpacks and ridgeline traverses.
The 11-degree forward lean mimics that of many aggressive alpine boots, and the cuff engages with the lower shell on both sides to deliver a stiff feel with optimal power transfer. It's one of the most rigid ski touring boots on the market. After years of trial and error, Hoji and Barthel have delivered a boot that doesn't compromise on the up or down.
- Limited edition touring boot for uncompromised performance
- Grilamid shell is stiff, responsive, and lightweight
- Hoji Lock System simplifies transitions
- 55-degree range of motion for a natural uphill stride
- Roomy 103.5mm last accommodates high volume feet
- Pomoca Climbing Sole delivers solid traction on uneven terrain
- Speed Nose for increased efficiency and maneuverability