The $1,295 Ski Boot

As the self-proclaimed “most expensive ski boot on the market,” the $1,295 Apex Ski Boot will undoubtedly turn heads when it debuts next month. Here’s a sneak peek at a few of its features, including the “snowboard-type” inner boot and the company’s unique Carbon Chassis exoskeleton shell.

The Apex Boots are made by upstart Apex Sports Group in Boulder, Colo. They weigh approximately 8.5 pounds per pair in a men’s size nine. (Many boots are over 11 pounds in the same size, the company says.)

Another unique feature: The Carbon Chassis is designed to stay in the binding when the user is not on his skis during the day. For example, during lunch at a resort, you can undo the two ratchet buckles and step out of the chassis and walk around in the inner boot. The chassis can stay in the binding and you put your skis and chassis in the ski rack.

In total, there are three major pieces to the boot: The heat-moldable inner liner, the chassis, and the walking boot.

Apex Ski Boot

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.