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.