For long days and demanding missions, get the XVe Splitboard Boot.This year it got reinforced toe caps to improve boot-packing even in harder conditions. But not just that, it also improves durability of the whole boot.
Deeluxe XVE Boot 18-19
The shape, no forward-lean, of the Deeluxe XVE boot almost reminds of a mountain boot. Very compact design and no forward lean. If you flex forward, the boot is forced through the highback into the forward lean, which gives a very relaxed feeling during the ride down. If you hike a lot in rocky terrain you will also love the rubber band that goes around the lower part of the boot. It protects seams from abrasion from rocks or crampons. This, we think, is a big plus compared to the last year's version. - for 18-19 it got further improved with a completely reinforced one piece toecap. So no seelings and more power while boot-packing. Also a big plus in comfort during the ascent and also in steep ice brings the Walk Mode. A strap allows the rear part of the shaft to open, thus you can move your leg further back and make comfortably wider strides compared to traditional softboots. The Boa System in front regulates the upper part, the one on the side pushes the heel well down and keeps it in tight position. All in all the boot is quite soft, so in steep terrain you need a bit more power in your lower legs, but it also makes the hike pretty comfortable. Our try-outs with the crampons were good, the backwelt holds the crampons well and also the sole is stiff enough. So it doesn`t bent and the crampons stay in place.
Not just on long touring missions but also in challenging terrain - the Deeluxe XVe keeps you safe and warm.
Here is our personal score compared to the other boots on the market:
- Comfort: 9
- Power transmission: 8
- Heel hold: 8
- Boardfeel: 10
- Weight: 9
- Workmanship: 8
For long days and demanding missions, get the XVe Splitboard Boot.This year it got reinforced toe caps to improve boot-packing even in harder conditions. But not just that, it also improves durability of the whole boot. Designed by Xavier de Le Rue, this expedition boot offers unrivaled performance and protection. The boot has been completly rework for 17-18 and further improved for the 18-19 season. It features a two boa systems for opening / closing the upper and lower foot zone. The snow cover got replaced with an outer butt strap. Still the Deeluxe XV is super comfortable and also the board feel was maintained due to the flat sole profile. In this context the sole length was shortened again by 0,5cm. Its XLS-System also enhances strides when skinning.
- Wide Stride Mode: Loosening the powerstrap extends the shell’s range of motion to -8° for enhanced comfort and longer strides while skinning
- Snow Cover: expedition model features a snow cover for additional weatherproofing.
- Backwelt: Plastic backwelt features a grooved heel for attaching semi-automatic crampons
Deeluxe XVe Details:
Features Deeluxe unchanged compared to 18-19
XVe Splitboard Boot Features: