Unwilling to sacrifice performance on the descent, you've resisted the allure of boots with a walk mode for years, but your legs have paid the price on the skintrack, you've been passed more than a few times, and been forced to ski sloppy seconds when you could have cut a totally clean line down the mountain. If any, or all, of this sounds familiar, you'd do well to consider the K2 Men's Pinnacle 130 Alpine Touring Boot. K2 designed the Pinnacle with a stiff flex and Synchro Interlock walk mode, which forgoes bolts between the cuff and shell (a connection prone to compromise the flex of the boot) by implementing an internal wedge that locks the cuff and shell together for zero play once locked into ski mode for a stiff and powerful feel on the descent.Where the Pinnacle 130 really shines, though, is with the versatile sole that is compatible with tech, frame touring, and traditional alpine bindings. You can use 'em all without having to switch out the outsole, although an aggressively lugged Vibram sole can be purchased separately, if you're planning on spending a lot of time on icy bootpacks and hiking rocky, wind-blown ridge lines. The shell of the Pinnacle is fitted with three buckles and a 45mm power strap with K2's Power-Buckle for a secure closure, and the carbon-infused Powerfuse Spyne works to keep the boot stiff and further reduce give between the cuff and shell for solid freeride performance whether you're ripping big lines inbounds, or sessioning your favorite backcountry stashes.
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