To make your skitour up pure summits, descents through untouched winter wonderlands and those quick ascents on race touring skis a real joy, you need the fitting touring boots. These are, depending on their design, more or less different to alpine boots. They all have two modes: The ascent-walking-mode and the descent-skiing-mode. In walking-mode, they are way more flexible and softer than alpine boots are. In ski-mode, they offer the needed stability for the descent. The flexibility of the boot itself depends on its special characteristics. It can be distinguished between allround, uphill focused, freeride and racing touring boots. These are manufactuered by different brands such as Dynafit, Scarpa, La Sportiva, Scott, Fischer or Salomon for both women and men.