APEX Skiboots, HEAD Skiboots, Ramp Sports, Dupraz, Soul Poles-First Descents,
Looking back on winter apparel and boots of 'yore-it amazes that anyone lasted even an active hour outdoors-when pre- DWR treated/seam sealed fabrics barely kept wet stuff out but kept the sweat in …and warm layers consisted of thermal cotton basics from the ArmyNavy store... or scratchy scratchy polypropylene that caused minor skin irritations, underneath itchier heavy wool sweaters.
Wearing ski boots---meant pain and suffering -a given, as part of the sport…until snowboarding …delivered comfortable footwear =insta YES reason to switch!
|ML1-All Mountain-W $795|
NOW: ski shapes and materials underwent evolutionary design changes that practically re-invented that sport…AND ski boots designs are inevitable advancing too.
Proof: the now available primo made (and priced) APEX ski boots -seen at a SIA media event a few months back.
Available in-shops and online with a guaranteed fit offer-APEX boots- as a gift for the skier in one's life -would be just as wowed as press types were…
|Open chassis-detaches from walkable boot|
|ML2-High Performance Women's boot-Open Chassis™ locks into skis for solid connection-stability+edge control, customizable $995|
|walkable support boot-comfort+warmth-no pressure points…outsole with grippy traction|
|MC2 $995-and limited edition MC2-with super lightweight carbon cuff $1295|
Another company with a focused (and large) assortment of ski boots- for all-including expert medal earning racers, high performance speed demons-and more casual freeskiers-tipping out, price wise at about $600…is multi-products HEAD…
|women's Dream 90 $550-made for gals foot-4 micro adjustable Spine-Tech magnesium buckles, 2 double power levers, 1 super macro ratchet, easy entry instep-hinged ratchet,|
|kids FUN directional freestyle Tater Top-110cm-140cm lengths $159 board with POP Camber-woodcore with side wall construction =rebound energy+durable. Handmade in Taiwan-fyi..Adult version too.|
|63" Kapow longboard-starts at $299-rich graphics that make us want to throw the peace sign up-No Harm|
|45" Peacepipe $199|
Cult fav-DUPRAZ skis and snowboards' -inspiration came courtesy of surfing Hawaiian waves.
|Minimalist approach here-one single model D1=4 lengths ( 3 flex patterns)=for every kind of rider-for stability, power+comfort. We hope shows up at a demo day on this side of the Pond-widely available in France-and internationally-Europe+Japan, so far.|
|Serge Dupraz-leading light has quite the storied background in snowboard history. His MO-on his namesake cool offering|
|KOOZIES-hold beer (or whatever) in style-made from leftovers-can be customized too $20-100% bamboo|
|ski, hiking, and custom poles-all made in Park City UTAH=founded by former US Ski team racers-lots of choices (sizes, colors, activity)-gift cards available.|