Best Freeride Ski Boots of 2021-2022
Sep 03, 2021 - 11:14pm by Mark Elling
As a type of ski boot, the modern Freeride boot attempts to combine the downhill performance of an All-Mountain boot with the lighter weight and touring range of motion of the Backcountry boot. While this was rarely achieved a few years ago, the current crop of Freeride boots we've tested do everything the on-area, off-area adventure skier wants, without many compromises. Most of the boots in the Freeride group are utilizing GripWalk soles to enhance the boots' walkability and most also incorporate metal-to-metal cuff release mechanisms to maximize energy transmission during descents. Pin-style (aka "Low Tech," or just "Tech") binding compatibility is standard across this category, though the Freeride boot can be used in a traditional Alpine binding, so long as it's GripWalk compatible.
MEN'S BEST ALL-MOUNTAIN FREERIDE BOOTS OF 2021-2022
WOMEN'S BEST ALL-MOUNTAIN FREERIDE BOOTS OF 2021-2022