Why We Chose The Lange XT3 Tour W Sport: Women’s-specific, performance fit, customisable
Last: 99 mm
Shell Material: Polyurethane (PU)
Binding Compatibility: Touring bindings
Weight (per boot): 1,485g (24.5)
Lange introduced the world’s first plastic ski boots in 1962, which was shortly followed by a greatly improved model aimed at the racing market in 1965. Ever since then they have been one of the top competitors, and have played a big part in the progression we have seen in ski boots and technology.
Now dropping into true women’s touring boot territory with the introduction of the XT3 Tour series, the Lange XT3 Tour W Sport sits in the middle of the range with a flex of 95 and a weight of 1,485 grams in a 24.5 size. Featuring a bomber overlap design with four buckles, the XT3 Tour Sport runs with a Grilamid shell with a glued on Vibram Touring Sole.
Using the excellent Friction Free Hinge from the XT3, Lange’s new Tour group competes on an even weight footing with many established touring boots (and may well out-ski them).
The XT3 Tour W Sport comes out the box at a 99 mm last, something which should provide a snug fit for those with narrow feet or suit a customer who desires a tighter fit for maximising performance for the downhill. All that being said, it’s worth pointing out that the Grilamid shell has the potential to be customised by your local professional boot fitter.