(Post sponsored by Cripple Creek Backcountry.)
We got the Fischer beef boots, field testing to commence when winter (hopefully) arrives shortly here in the PNW. For now, quick look.
Conclusion: For the most part, a worthy addition to the beef shoe genre. We think the walk-ski mech needs extensive field vetting. As for use in free-touring bindings, the “normal” shaped sole (Vibram brand GripWalk) appears to be okay for Salomon/Atomic SHIFT, and doubtless will function with Fritschi Tecton as well as various classic tech bindings (though pairing this beefy a boot with minimalist bindings makes about as much sense as bolting a Mercury Sea Pro 300 HP outboard motor to a kayak). Claimed “99 mm” last will make some skiers happy, while wider footed others will be seeking the boot fitter’s punching skills. Use of Grilamid plastic results in reasonable weight for a free-touring class boot, though you can perhaps do better in the mass department.
Weight size 27.5 (confirmed): 1602 grams (Fischer claimed weight: 1540 grams)
Last width: 99mm
Walk mode range of motion: 55 degrees
Tech inserts: Dynafit certified
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