Lange XT3 Tour Pro
Lange steps up to the "real touring boot weight class" this season with the introduction of the Lange XT3 Tour Pro Alpine Touring Ski Boots. Typically, this is a company that prioritizes downhill performance, and this is no rando race shoe but a solid, 4 buckle overlap contender with a real cuff and tongue liner. They've dropped the weight dramatically by switching to Grilamid® plastic and adopting glued-on lightweight ISO 9523 soles, which is typical in this category. Ski performance is on a higher level than pure touring boots in the same weight range, so if downhill performance matters to you (and it should), you'll be a happy camper indeed.