Alpine touring boots are specialised ski boots designed to allow efficient travel in the backcountry.
Compared to those for alpine skiing, alpine touring boots are lighter and have a rockered sole for walking with a grippy rubber or Vibram sole.
The upper cuff can rotate forward and backwards to allow comfortable and efficient strides when climbing, and can be locked forward in downhill ski position for good control when skiing.
Alpine touring boots are designed for use with the two main categories of touring bindings.
Boots designed for plate bindings such as the Fritschi Diamir and Marker Tour/Baron/Duke series bindings have toe end heel lugs similar to those on alpine bindings.
Dynafit revolutionised alpine touring equipment with the Low Tech insert system and now almost all boots come with inserts.
ranges from 290 to 1,375