For years I was in the ultralight camp when it came to ski equipment. I had tiny boots and little stiff skis on the deepest days of the year and proudly skied in backseat glory for most of the season.
It's fun to hike in a 1000g boot with a 75-degree walk mode. You are a cheetah on the skin track and hardly experience the standard cowgirl gait while walking back to your car. Heck, you can even drive your car with those ultralight boots on, or watch TV at home in them. Another fun activity to do with ultralight boots could be street dancing. Or trail running. Of course, the best part is that you can use them to ski an ultralight ski and you feel like a half-pro athlete when you're heading uphill.
Let's Talk Fit First:
Notice the three buckles (shell buckle, ankle strap & cuff buckle) with the additional camming cuff strap. These all work together to make your feet happy while skiing both up and down.
Now Let's Look at the Uphill Touring:
How About the Transition?
And the Downhill Skiing?
All in All...
Start making backcountry art with the Hoji Pro Tour W boots. They'll turn your gripped grimace into a soft-snow smile.