Freeride beast Eric "Hoji" Hjorleifson and tech binding inventor Fritz Barthel have been hard at work for the last four years developing the new Dynafit Hoji Limited Edition Alpine Touring Boot, which is an exclusive version of the Pro Tour and utilizes a stiff, light, and responsive Grilamid shell.
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