Master the mountain with these carbon-fiber ski boots

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Dynafit Khion Carbon goes up as well as it goes down.
The Khion Carbon ski boot goes up as well as it goes down.
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Best List: Dynafit Khion Carbon

It is never easy to design something that’s going to serve two distinctly different purposes, like a car that turns into an airplane or a fork that doubles as a spoon. Or, in this case, a ski boot that is helps you skin up a mountain or ski the downward slopes reliably, precisely and with some sense of ear-grinning enjoyment.

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Ski gear manufacturers have made leaps and bounds in this regard in the last couple of years, and Dynafit — with its Khion Carbon — has climbed to the top of the winter heap.

The Khion is plenty light, adjustable and comfortable, with overlap construction and a super-easy double flip (one for the top two buckles and one for the back buckle) to go into hike mode.

The use of carbon fiber doesn’t seem to be a gimmick in this regard; it adds just the right amount of rigidity to give this boot some extra control, and looks awesome as an added bonus.

The Pomoca sole appears to be ready to scramble up whatever you can get yourself into.

If you are hoping to spend part of your ski season skinning up to find some freshies, you would be wise to give the Khion Carbon kicks a closer look.

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