FischerOfftrack 5 BC My Style Touring Boot - Women's

Choose your own adventure.

Any old schmoe can cruise down some groomers and point at a bird, but for those who want to do a little of their own exploring, there's the Fischer Offtrack 5 BC My Style Women's Touring Boot. Designed specifically to fit ladies' feet, the Offtrack is perfect for driving metal-edged nordic touring skis, with a stiff non-slip BC sole, injected heel cap, and an ASCS ankle-support cuff to provide plenty of support for your backcountry adventures. Fischer hooked up an integrated gaiter, sealed zipper, and hook-and-loop cuff closure to keep snow and water from cramping your style and lined the whole package with a combination of heat-trapping Thinsulate, soft synthetic, and antimicrobial Cleansport NXT. to keep your feet warm and minimally smelly.

  • Sport/Ladies' fit
  • Hook-and-loop cuff and sealed zipper
  • Thermo-fit moldable liner with Thinsulate insulation
  • Injected heel cap
  • Integrated gaiter
  • Soft and warm lining
  • BC non-slip sole
  • Cleansport NXT antimicrobial membrane
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Disappointed

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This boot is good for people with chronically cold feet, who ski straight ahead, on flat terrain. I wanted a boot for breaking trail - anywhere - and taking some turns along the way. Not this boot. I wear a 9.5-10 women's shoe - the 42 fit fine. Extremely cushy and warm, perhaps too much- that is why I wear socks, after all - but not a lot of lateral stability regardless of how much I tighten up laces. It just felt 'mushy', even in a snowplow. Plastic structure coming up from the back doesn't seem to have a purpose - I certainly didn't feel it enhanced the stability of the boot or my ankle. Gearhead was helpful, but really missed the mark with understanding what I wanted a boot for. Finally have snow; wore them twice; past the 30 days; company won't take them back for credit.

Unfortunately, you trade lateral stability for comfort and lighter weight. You can't have both (yet). Stiffer boots like the tele/75mm boots with Voile tele bindings are probably what you are looking for. This BC NNN setup allows one to ski all day in the cold backcountry...very long approaches and requires 1970s/80s style nordic abilities and wide skis like a Fischer S-bound crown 98/112. The learning curve is steep if you are newer to skiing. I skiied my first season this past yr with these boots, about 50 days, average 2-3hrs/day, and can finally make shaky telemark turns and ski (very slowly) reasonably steep slopes in variable terrain.

This is my first real year nordic skiing. I have alpine skiied for 30 yrs.

Unanswered Question

How do these fit- true to size or small/large? Thanks