Best Freeride Ski Boots of 2022-2023

As a type of ski boot, the modern Freeride boot attempts to combine the downhill performance of an All-Mountain boot with the lighter weight and touring range of motion of the Backcountry boot. While this was rarely achieved a few years ago, the current crop of Freeride boots we've tested do everything the on-area, off-area adventure skier wants, without many compromises. Most of the boots in the Freeride group are utilizing GripWalk soles to enhance the boots' walkability and most also incorporate metal-to-metal cuff release mechanisms to maximize energy transmission during descents. Pin-style (aka "Low Tech," or just "Tech") binding compatibility is standard across this category, though the Freeride boot can be used in a traditional Alpine binding, so long as it's GripWalk compatible.

MEN'S BEST ALL-MOUNTAIN FREERIDE BOOTS OF 2022-2023

Gold & Silver Medal Models, All Widths, Ranked by Score

Head Kore 120 GW  4.56
Tecnica Cochise 130  4.50
Salomon Shift Pro 130 4.50
Dalbello Krypton AX T.I. 4.15
Fischer Ranger Pro 130 GW DYN 4.06
Scarpa 4-Quattro XT 4.00

 

WOMEN'S BEST ALL-MOUNTAIN FREERIDE BOOTS OF 2022-2023

Gold & Silver Medal Models, All Widths, Ranked by Score

Salomon Shift Pro 110 W 4.90
Head Kore RS 105 W GW 4.68
Tecnica Cochise Pro W  4.64
Lange XT3 Free 115 W MV 4.53
Fischer Ranger 115 GW DYN WS 4.20
Dalbello Chakra AX T.I. 4.15
Scarpa 4-Quattro XT W 4.10
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