Dynafit Hoji Free 130 Ski BootThe Dynafit Hoji Free 130 is the top boot in the Hoji range and the biggest change is the introduction of a 'proper' toe lug and beefed up heel lug which now conform to ISO 9523. This means that the Hoji Free can now be skied in many of the popular free touring and Multi Norm Compatible Alpine Bindings such as the Salomon Shift and Marker Kingpin M Werks.
Weight: 3.1 KG / Pair
Last Width: 102mm
Forward Lean: 11dgs
Range Of Motion: 55dgrs
The Hoji Pro Tour boot was well received last year with it's innovative ski walk mechanism which gave a big range of motion when skinning and a super solid lock down when skiing however, the lack of front toe lug caused issues with binding and crampon compatibility.
The Hoji Free features the same ski walk mechanism but adjustments to the shell and liner give an extra notch of ski support now at a 130 flex.
Combined with this the fit volume has been reduced from the quite roomy 103mm forefoot width of the Hoji Pro Tour down to a nice medium 102mm width with the toe depth also having been reduced. This makes more sense for a performance boot as most people will be wanting a snug fit in a hard charging backcountry ski boot like this.
The liner has been developed with Sidas, the French footbed and boot fitting gurus and gives excellent heel hold with heat fit fine tuning.
The Hoji Free has been designed to be a one boot solution for those wanting comfortable all day touring functionality and turbo charged downhill performance and it will do both well for all but the fast and light ski tourers who will still want something lighter for the big days of ascent.
in conclusion, we're very impressed with these versatile and well thought out boots, the fit, performance and compatibility with the leading bindings on the market make this one of winters' hottest products.