Walking shoes in lang? Let’s say the new XT3 Tour Pro doesn’t have the guns to compete with the tour shoes that are well-balanced between lightness and performance on the hills. No, this XT3 Tour Pro maintains a propensity for landing and that’s okay. Weighing in spite of all the content (1520g by 26.5g), it showcases a large list of equipment with on the first line a Grilamid veneer with Dual Core technology. This consists of injecting two different densities of material into specific locations to be rigid or flexible when necessary.
There are other pieces of equipment that reference their DNA, notably the harness and four hooks that provide good support. In addition to the 130 Flex, there’s also the iconic racing-inspired blue … but a few details prove that we have something to do with mountain shoes. Thus, there is an interesting little option on the bottom hook: it can be turned upside down to avoid opening it at an inopportune time during the operating stages in particular. The inserts are Dynafit certified, and the Vibram sole is curved in the front to facilitate walking and opening the foot. The axis of movement in the combined position is 53 °. We go from walking to skiing with the metal Active Power V-Lock system for durability and reliability.
EVA insulation liner is fully thermoformable and weighs only 190g.
The XT3 Tour Pro won’t be alone. It is available in Sport (yellow) version with Flex 120 weighing 1525g in 26.5 and in XT3 Tour (white) version with Flex 100 weighing 1646g in 26.5.
For all three models, the toe is 99 mm wide. In Season 1, men’s sizes will only be available.
RX set is changed
The RX piste / all mountain ranges underwent a major upgrade for the 2022 winter. In particular, we found new rods with arc stiffeners and different densities depending on the model. Also at the level of the lining, the tongue has been reworked to give more reactivity to the behavior (interactive reinforcement tongue).
New episodes are springing up but in the soul the RXs remain the same. Besides the cushioning, the Grip Walk sole is the most important development. It allows agreement with the standard between all manufacturers and provides added comfort when you need to walk.
The men’s line consists of four models: 130, 120, 110 and 100.
In the female world, the RX W stands out with its more isolated Thinsulate liner and asymmetric tongues. Three models are available: 110, 90 and 80.