For the 2016 winter season, it may come as no surprise that Arc’teryx expands its footwear collection to include a line of ski alpinism boots. Designed and built for technical mixed/ice ascents and big mountain descents, the new Procline Boot combines all the features of a climbing boot with a ski mountaineering boot.
The Procline Boot features a two-piece carbon fiber upper cuff system that is able to rotate both vertically (75º) and laterally (23º / 12º), allowing for greater freedom of movement in the ankle on technical climbing routes or safer skin control on steep traverses, but also with the stiffness and support required for skiing the steepest snowfields and couloirs with confidence.
With a lower shell constructed of injected Grilamid and a fully water and snowproof gaiter system, the Procline Boot provides both protection and insulation. The fully integrated 2-buckle system is designed to offer the best qualities of a classic mechanical buckle with the customized fit of a cable system for a smooth and secure closure of the lower shell. The lower buckle is fully integrated and protected on the lower shell for added durability even while climbing or skinning on technical terrain.
The ascent/ski cuff system offers improved control for skinning on steep, off camber traverses with total support and rigidity for enhanced downhill skiing performance when locked. The power strap with booster capabilities is designed to operate without Velcro for more fluid transitions and a silhouette that eliminates snagging on pant cuffs.
Compatible only with proven tech-style bindings, the Procline boot comes equipped with Dynafit certified pin inserts, a double compound Vibram outsole and 3D molded rubber toe caps to aid in climbing performance and protection.
The collection is comprised of a premium unisex version, the Procline Carbon ($1000), with a carbon fiber cuff for improved downhill performance and lateral edge control as well as the men’s Procline and women’s Procline models ($750), boasting an innovative carbon fiber charged Grilamid cuff for a more progressive and forgiving flex.
Each model is offered with two different liner options–a 180-gram ‘lite liner’ focused on walkability and reduced weight and a 250-gram ‘support liner’ with a reinforced tongue and collar for improved downhill performance. All liners can be thermoformed for a customized fit.
The Arc’teryx Procline Boot collection will be available Fall 2016.