Looking for that ever-so-elusive freeride ski boot that enables you to keep pace with the lycra crowd on the way up but won't hold you back when it's time to milk everything you can from the down? Chamonix's bootfitter to the stars, Steven Rooke from SOLE Boot Lab, gives us an overview of the best hybrid ski boots on the market along with his top three recommendations for 2012/13.
As you all know, hybrid boots currently make up one of the most dynamic segments of the market and offer some of the convenience of touring boots -- walk mode, interchangeable lugged sole -- with downhill performance that approaches an alpine ski boot.
- Technica Cochine
- Salomon Quest Max
- Lange XT