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Black Diamond Factor MX 130

Photograph By Megan Michelson

The new Factor boot from Black Diamond is stiffer and lighter than previous Factors. It has 70 percent more torsional rigidity, 40 degrees range of motion in the walk mode, and it comes mounted with alpine soles, with the AT soles included. [Out next fall; blackdiamondequipment.com]