This is a continuation of the story. If you want to read about Atomic, Alpina and Fischer offerings as of this autumn, go here
A few additional things to mull over:
– Some (not all) ski bootmakers say that designing and producing true racing Classic boots is actually more difficult than the ones for Skating. Due to conflicting characteristics the sole should posses: rigid in some parts, flexible in others.
– Top market for Classic boots is Scandinavia & Finland. Warmth is more of an issue in long-distance Classic races Norwegians, Swedes and Finns are so fond of.
Technically, neither of the two boots below fit into our set parameters as they lack carbon sole. They both, however, are close to carbon soled racer from price point and .. we simplyhave have something so say about them