XT-3 80 Wide SC is this season's top-of-the-line youth ski boot from Lange. Brand new and redesigned hybrid boot for future freeriders. Unlike almost every other brand Lange has realised that the race to reduce weight, counted in total grams, by using more lightweight nylon plastics in the shell and a thin, weight-reducing cold "sock" as a liner is NOT great for actual skiing. The new XT-3 is not opposed to ski touring due to its slightly higher weight, on the contrary. The XT-3 obviously has original low-tech inserts of premium quality and a much better walk mode (>60 degrees) with less friction compared to previously, along with quick lacing of the Junior liner, which also has a cut out at the back in padded Lycra for really comfortable hiking. But the XT-3 has a completely different shell than any other touring ski boot manufacturer: Dual Core Light - i.e. the same quality plastic as many junior racing ski boots - as the manufacturer prioritises downhill skiing on wide and fun freeriding skis! Skiers with very light, thin and soft liners in soft nylon shells will never be able to speed downhill with the same power transmission as the new Lange. The new Lange XT-3 weighs in at only approx. 100grams more than the lighter hybrid boots but delivers incredibly more power downhill. The XT-3 80 Wide is extremely good value for money and is available in 100mm last width in sizes 23.5 - 27.5 - "It's all about the downhill!"