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Mad­shus Nano Car­bon Skate

Mad­shus has in­tro­duced a new Nano Car­bon skate boot, based on its Su­per Nano boot, on which Heidi Weng won the 2017 Tour de Ski. It has a one-piece in­te­grated power base, whereby the same piece of ma­te­rial be­gins at the cuff, extends around the heel, through the sole to the tip of the toe to pro­duce rigid­ity, su­pe­rior power trans­fer and tor­sional con­trol. The rigid ma­te­rial ex­tend­ing from the cuff to the tip of the toe al­lows for con­tin­ued power trans­fer and propul­sion from the ini­ti­a­tion through to com­ple­tion of each push-off, es­pe­cially when em­ploy­ing V2 tech­nique. It has a slightly wider last to ac­com­mo­date a greater va­ri­ety of foot shapes and sizes with­out com­pro­mis­ing per­for­mance. The SRP is $525 [US] / $579 [CDN].

Fis­cher RC5

Light­weight and com­fort­able, the Fis­cher RC5 is a great boot for both Clas­sic and skate tech­nique. The Easy En­try Loop makes it quick and easy to put on and the ther­mally formable foam cush­ion­ing en­sures a per­fect fit. Its breath­able Triple-f mem­brane keeps feet warm and dry. The hinged poly­mer cuff al­lows good fore and aft flex for Clas­sic ski­ing and ex­cel­lent side-to-side stiff­ness for skate ski­ing. The sole is the new Tur­namic Clas­sic Race sole. The SRP is $199 [US] / $219 [CDN].

One Way Ti­gara Skate

The One Way Ti­gara Skate is a clean, sim­ple and com­fort­able skate boot that is on Salomon's SNS Pilot sole. The 3D foam heel in­te­rior en­sures a com­fort­able fit and a firm heel hold-down. The soft­shell outer with a taped zip­per en­sures warm, dry feet. The plas­tic heel counter and cuff pro­vide plenty of stiff­ness and power for ef­fi­cient skat­ing. The SRP is $199 [US] / $199 [CDN].

Mad­shus Glit­tertind

The Mad­shus Glit­tertind is one tough boot. Polyurethane rands stand up to abra­sion and its ther­mo­plas­tic ure­thane toe and heel cap are rigid to pro­vide pro­tec­tion dur­ing off-trail ad­ven­tures. The stiff fore­foot flex de­liv­ers lots of tor­sional rigid­ity, which trans­lates to pow­er­ful edge con­trol. Gaiters aren't needed be­cause the boot's su­per-tall in­te­grated gaiter gives plenty of pro­tec­tion in deep snow. Feet are kept warm with its 400 grams of Thin­su­late in­su­la­tion and dry with its wa­ter­proof, breath­able soft­shell lace cov­ers. All of this is on the NNN BC plat­form. The SRP is $255 [US] / $280 [CDN].

Fis­cher Off­track 5

The Fis­cher Off­track 5 is a boot for fast and light off-track tours. Tur­namic or NNN race bind­ings are much lighter than NNN BC bind­ings. Com­bine this boot with light skis (with or with­out steel edges) in the 50mm- to 60mm-width range and you have a very light tour­ing set-up. The skate boot cuff adds plenty of sup­port and the Tur­namic sole makes strid­ing very com­fort­able. An in­te­grated gaiter keeps the snow out. The SRP is $169 [US] / $249 [CDN].

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