Is a no-compromise touring boot possible? Can it be amazing on the climb, but responsive and stiff on the descent? The Hoji Pro Tour is all that – and then some. Switch from tour to ski mode by flipping a single lever. For real: no messing around with power straps, tightening buckles and fixing your pant cuffs. Instead of relying on a pin to lock the cuff, the innovative Hoji Lock System uses a sliding tongue-in-groove spine to lock things up. This design allows the cuff to be supported by the shell directly, resulting in a stiff and much more progressive flex. When you switch to walk mode, the sliding spine is pulled up and out of the way to allow a 55° range of motion. The same ski/walk lever also controls the upper buckle.
- Grilamid shell, cuff, and spoiler makes for a stiff and light boot.
- Liners are heat-mouldable for a comfortable and precise fit.
- Hoji Lock uses sliding tongue-in-groove to create a firm connection in ski mode.
- Hoji Lock allows you to go from walk to ski with a single lever – for real.
- Ultra-Lock system locks the cuff for stiffness when skiing and less friction when walking.
- Micro-adjustable buckles ensures a perfect fit.
- V-shaped tongue allows for comfortable movement when skinning while providing support on the descent.
- Cramp-in system allows for use of ultra-light crampons to help with peakbagging.
- Cuff and buckle catches prevent unwanted release.
- Master Step tech inserts allows for incredibly easy step-in to your bindings.
- 11 degrees of forward lean in ski mode provides a solid stance.
- Range of motion in walk mode is 55 degrees.
- Progressive forward flex of 120 is ideal for charging steep and challenging lines.
- Compatible with tech bindings only.
|Ideal for||Alpine touring|
The boot and binding systems must match for best performance and safe use.
|Lower shell material||Grilamid|
|Shell cuff material||Grilamid|
Alpine Touring: with tread; compatible with DIN touring bindings. Alpine Touring Tech (Tech): with tread; compatible with G3 Onyx and Dynafit. Downhill: without tread; compatible with freeride/downhill bindings.
Forward lean affects a skiers balance. Some boots have a set forward lean angle; some are adjustable. Less lean places your knees in a more upright (almost standing) position, whereas more lean positions your knees forward over the ball of your feet.
Range of motion
The range of motion of the boot when in hike mode.
Indicates how stiff the boots are when flexed forward. Flex ranges from 50 (soft) to 130 (very stiff). Note: There is currently no industry standardized test.
The width of the interior of the boot shell across the widest part of the forefoot.
|Thermoformable inner boot||Yes|
A mechanism that allows to release the boot cuff to switch to tour mode.