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Search for a Light weight touring boot with wide high volume fit

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To complete my new light weight touring set up for next season I’m starting a search for a light pair of boot <1.35 kg . To narrow my search down would be great to have some feedback from people with wide feet and high in steps that have boots in this category,
My other issue with finding the right boots is I have small feet 24.5-25.5 max and therefore find that the stock of these sizes is limited.
The boots must also be able to fit into a shift binding as well as a standard tech binding.

My standard boot is a nordica Stryder 120 which is amazing in dh permance and more than adequate in the up for lift served and shorter day tours
I’m currently looking at
Scott super guide carbon
Fisher travers carbon
Zero g carbon

Cheers
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I don't have them yet, but for the same purpose, Andy at Solutions for Feet had my lined up for a pair of the new Atomic Hawx XTD. I have held them myself and can confirm they're extremely lightweight, and definitely have Dynafit inserts etc.
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dp wrote:
I don't have them yet, but for the same purpose, Andy at Solutions for Feet had my lined up for a pair of the new Atomic Hawx XTD. I have held them myself and can confirm they're extremely lightweight, and definitely have Dynafit inserts etc.


@1450grams just too heavy for my purpose and they are a narrow fit , but do look like a great boot enjoy


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@Dabber, Dynafit Mercury TL, same wide, high instep feet as mine maybe - fit me like a glove i'm on my second pair. Discontinued now 2015/16's still about on line, but if you can find a pair online snap them up and get a custom insole from Graham at Rivington Alpine and you're sorted. I've a pair of 27.5 for sale (second hand vgc) but no good for you obviously too big.
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Agreed that a Mercury would be a good shout if you can find a pair in your size.

The new Dynafit Hoji Pro Tour is awesome but in their infinite wisdom (rolling eyes) it doesn't have a regular toe lug meaning that it's not compatible with many non-Dynafit bindings including the Shift. It also doesn't have their Masterstep heel insert so it can't be used with their Beast binding meaning Dynafit have just $hit on every one of their Beast customers Twisted Evil. Another marketing own goal from Dynafit!
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Dabber wrote:
dp wrote:
I don't have them yet, but for the same purpose, Andy at Solutions for Feet had my lined up for a pair of the new Atomic Hawx XTD. I have held them myself and can confirm they're extremely lightweight, and definitely have Dynafit inserts etc.


@1450grams just too heavy for my purpose and they are a narrow fit , but do look like a great boot enjoy


you class them as a narrow fit? wow you must have really wide feet
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spyderjon wrote:
Dynafit have just $hit on every one of their Beast customers Twisted Evil.


Did they not do that anyway when they discontinued it?!
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@dp, 98mm last , and they are described as a narrow fit on the website , i usually look for 102mm last before starting to work on them !!!

@Markymark29, @spyderjon, will have a look around , the tlt7 also fitted the bill but no good with the toe and heel on that boot
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spyderjon wrote:
Agreed that a Mercury would be a good shout if you can find a pair in your size.

The new Dynafit Hoji Pro Tour is awesome but in their infinite wisdom (rolling eyes) it doesn't have a regular toe lug meaning that it's not compatible with many non-Dynafit bindings including the Shift. It also doesn't have their Masterstep heel insert so it can't be used with their Beast binding meaning Dynafit have just $hit on every one of their Beast customers Twisted Evil. Another marketing own goal from Dynafit!


And you have to buy their boot crampons Sad
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Wide boots aren't really my thing, but the 2018/19 Technical Zero G Tour Pro might fit your requirements.
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@Dabber, your striders are only 2mm wider than the XTD and with a heat mouldable shell will expand our that amount easily

The Scott is probably the best of the wider fits that are out there, either the superguide or the cosmos
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Oceanic wrote:
Wide boots aren't really my thing, but the 2018/19 Technical Zero G Tour Pro might fit your requirements.


Cheers their on the list wink
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I got some Scott Cosmos 3 from BackcountryUK. Only things my wide feet with high instep and orthotics could get into comfortably. Phil and Tom did a brilliant job as ever with the fitting. Relatively light too. Don't feel as robust as my old Scarpas but fit/comfort is the priority. HTH SK
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dp wrote:
@1450grams just too heavy for my purpose and they are a narrow fit , but do look like a great boot enjoy

And you're looking for a boot that's 1350 grams . . .

. . . So a bar of soap extra is too much weight to walk around with? Ignoring any fit issues, I'm curious about about your plans for distance/vertical achievements. Or do you have a physical limitation that needs this level of nuance? I do understand the desire for less weight, I have a pair of Apex boot combos where one boot would probably weigh more than you complete boots/bindings/skis kit . . . But without extenuating circumstances, quibbling over 100gms at the bottom end of what is practicable does sound a tiny bit OCD or a case shineynewitis wink (and yes, we all suffer from that rolling eyes )

Good luck with the search.
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CEM wrote:
@Dabber, your striders are only 2mm wider than the XTD and with a heat mouldable shell will expand our that amount easily

The Scott is probably the best of the wider fits that are out there, either the superguide or the cosmos


I popped into your place yesterday to have a quick peep. The XTDs do look a tempting proposition. I'll drop you an email ref fit.

BTW, your guy in the shop was super helpful. snowHead
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