Roxa RX Tour Ski Touring Boot 2022 – 2023 | Review

Roxa’s lightest touring boot, the Italian brand bring everything they know into cabrio designs to create this ski mountaineering gem

Why we chose the Roxa RX Tour: Simple, lightweight, durable 

Last: 99 mm
Cuff Range: 62°
Binding Compatibility: Tech bindings only
Weight (per boot): 1,190g


The RX Tour sits at the top of Roxa’s ski mountaineering-focused 1kg ski boots offering. They’re packing a fantastic range of motion for long days on the skin track, and come with more than enough power to drive touring specific skis in the right conditions.


Quite unsurprisingly, for a boot coming in at a weight of 1,190 grams (for a 26.5), Roxa has called in the lightweight (yet powerful) Grilamid plastic to mould the shell. If you’re unaware, Grilamid is usually the go-to boot plastic for many ski boot manufacturers. It’s a polyamide that manages to be extremely lightweight, yet still keeps a smooth and responsive flex. It also manages to uphold this flex pattern even when the mercury drops into the negatives.

The shell is a cabrio design with a two-piece tongue giving a large surface area to flex off. This, we found, also helps the boot to remain comfortable to step into – something you’re going to be thankful for when you’re trying to lever it on in a ski hut boot room in the freezing cold.

This cabrio design is locked down via a simple two-buckle system: one laddered on over the instep and another top buckle that also doubles as a booster strap. This buckle design has quickly become the standard for many touring boots in this 1kg category, and it’s easy to see why. It’s simple yet offers fantastic foot retention for high downhill performance.

Looking at the ski / walk mode lever, Roxa has gone for an external metal lever that snaps shut onto a bolt. Secure and solid ski mode is the name of the game here. Walk mode can then be easily engaged by flipping the lever up, opening up a wide 62 degrees of ROM.

Then, looking at the outsole, a Sky-Walk rubber sole gives you confidence when scrambling over rocky or icy terrain. The sole unit features a good level of rocker, too, giving the boot quite a natural toe-off when bootpacking.

A simple touring liner completes this build. The liner, as is the case with many modern boots, has been anatomically designed to match the general shape of our feet. This delivers an even all-round pressure as a result. The sections of foam between the heel and the toes have been made to be 75% heat mouldable, meaning a customisable fit where it’s needed, and weight saved where it’s not.

Who Is The Roxa RX Tour For?

The Roxa RX Tour offers a no-thrills solution to the 1,000 gram ski mountaineering boot category. Blending a fantastic walk mode, simple buckle and walk mode solution with a snappy Grilamid construction, the RX Tour is a boot that can be relied upon for big backcountry touring missions.

What Is The Roxa RX Tour Good At?

Touring: 9/10
Simplicity: 9/10
Downhill: 7/10

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