We’ve worked with Xavier de Le Rue to reimagine his signature model—and the result is nothing short of revolutionary. Built around a specialized hiking last, the XV features a significantly smaller footprint, a lighter design, and a neutral profile optimized for skinning, hiking, and riding. The boot’s Backcountry liner provides a truly custom fit and sports a flexible toe box. Two BOA® dials allow you to independently adjust the upper and lower zones of the boot. And thanks to this zonal fit, you can lock your ankle and forefoot in place while allowing your leg to move within the boot when ascending. To further amplify control and response while riding and hiking, the XV sports a stiffer lasting board that enhances both torsional and lateral stability. For unrivaled traction, the boot also boasts a Vibram Eastridge sole. And to ensure it can withstand the harshest conditions, the XV features TPU welding throughout the shell, a rubber rand that protects the front of the boot, and an innovative waterproof and breathable membrane. This membrane uses a sock-like design that cradles the foot and closes at the shin to function as a gaiter.