All the control you need and all the comfort you crave, in one sweet package - that's the Black Diamond Swift Alpine Touring Ski Boots. This boot features tremendous touring capability, with 40˚ of resistance-free cuff movement and a super comfortable Efficient Fit AT Light Boa® Liner, but locks down securely when the Triax Pivoting Cuff is snug against the lower shell of the boot. The new and improved liner features a 1:1 Boa® closure system that weighs less but tightens in a fraction of the time.
103 mm forefoot width
Lasting Anatomical, V-shaped last that provides snug heel fit but leaves room for the toes - alpine touring boots have a larger volume toe box for increased touring warmth and comfort
Thermoformable Liners True-lasted construction for a performance out-of-the-box fit or liners can be thermoformed for total customization
Efficient Fit AT Light Liner Light but stiff liner with fast 1:1 Boa® closure system
Liner Tongue Plastic stiffener in liner tongue for increase skiing leverage
Anti-microbial liner fabric with smooth finish for easy entry/exit
Zero-compaction Strobel liner for consistent fit
Multi-density Achilles Pad Insert
Forward Lean 2 settings (18˚ and 15˚) and ski/walk mode
Canting Single side cant adjustment
Ski/Walk Mechanism Accessed by rear lever; provides a 40˚ range of resistance-free motion when used in concert with Pivoting Frame Technology
Closeout Dents Hooked dents used to retain locking QuickWire buckles while in walk mode
Locking QuickWire Buckles Top buckles lock in open position to allow full range of motion.
Hook-and-Loop Fastener Power Strap
Rockered Outsole Full rubber outsole optimized for grip in cold temperatures with rockered profile for traction and durability
Tech inserts included
|Indiv. Boot Weight (g)||1502|
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Comments about Black Diamond Swift Alpine Touring Ski Boots - Women's 2013:
This is the first pair of AT boots I bought and so far they have been doing their job well. I have wide feet so many other brands tended to feel too tight and the shape of the front plastic parts tended to dig into my shins when they were tightened. These boots fit around my feet and ankles well. My street shoe size is 7 (converse) - 8 (keens), 24.5 boots fit me well. At the beginning, the lining feels a bit too tight around the toes but the boots do shape to your feet well, so now they feel nice and snug.
One issue that I have encountered so far, and I'm sure it is fixable with a good pair of socks or insoles, the boots rub around my upper heels/lower ankles. After a few hours of downhill skiing, it felt like the boots were pinching the sides of my heels, causing some discomfort and pain. I tried messing with tightness but it didnt seem to help. On my first alpine touring trip, I got blisters in the same spots (retinaculum region). I'm not sure if it's because they are new or I wore them too loose, but I hope I can figure it out. Sometimes I struggle getting in and out of them, but those are just the perks of ski boots. Otherwise, they are great, really easy to figure out and adjust. Definitely recommend them for people with wider feet or thick bone legs.