Alpina ASK Skate Boot - $123.75

After decades of producing high-end boots for racers and touring boots for the casual crowd, Alpina created the ASK Skate Boot as an in-between option for skate skiers who want a balance of comfort and performance. This boot sits at the top of Alpina's Action line, a tier above the Sport series and two tiers down from the Competition series. And borrowing from both of these lines, the ASK boot combines a stiff boot flex, adjustable ankle support, and an Anatomic Racing footbed to create a chassis that delivers power to your ski and gives you precise control without punishing your foot in an all-too-race-oriented fit.Since you want to improve your skating performance but you're not into chasing podiums (at the moment you're still having fun and learning), the ASK Boot gives you the stability and performance you need to perfect your form little by little until you're ready to move to a Race-series boot. NNN compatibility means that you can step right into the NIS or NNN binding you already have, or you can pick up an Alpina skate ski and attach a binding like the NIS Exercise or the NNN R3 Skate binding. - $123.75