EpicTV Gear Geek: Top 2012/13 Hybrid Ski Boots or How to Find the Perfect Freeride Boot

21st December 2012
21st Dec 2012

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Petzl Hirundos
71.99 € 89.90 €
La Sportiva Testarossa Climbing Shoe
126.61 € 149.00 €
Petzl Arial 9.5mm
137.99 € 179.90 €
Petzl GRIGRI +
82.99 € 99.95 €
Wild Country Revo Belay Device
99.00 € 130.00 €
Looking for that ever-so-elusive freeride ski boot that enables you to keep pace with the lycra crowd on the way up but won't hold you back when it's time to milk everything you can from the down? Chamonix's bootfitter to the stars, Steven Rooke from SOLE Boot Lab, gives us an overview of the best hybrid ski boots on the market along with his top three recommendations for 2012/13. As you all know, hybrid boots currently make up one of the most dynamic segments of the market and offer some of the convenience of touring boots -- walk mode, interchangeable lugged sole -- with downhill performance that approaches an alpine ski boot.