Performance Front bootThe traditional rubber ski boot is back. Snug, comfortable and durable the LEVERAGE BLACKOUT is what a rubber binding was always meant to be. We have improved the fit, comfort and quality of the Leverage binding. Like our skis, the new LEVERAGE BLACKOUT is built entirely in the USA utilizing only the best materials available.The LEVERAGE BLACKOUT boots are for the skier looking for a no-nonsense, flexible design that fits very snug, keeping the skier connected to the ski, while still allowing a full 360 degrees of motion to the upper ankle. The best word to use in describing the performance of the LEVERAGE BLACKOUT is “forgiving”. If you have tried hard-shell systems or the new wake-board boot style bindings and found them unforgiving or inconsistent then the all new LEVERAGE BLACKOUT boots may be just what you are looking for. Skiers seeking more lateral support and a stiffer upper ankle design see our T-Factor front lace binding.In keeping with D3’s “performance first” philosophy we use only screen printed graphics on the LEVERAGE BLACKOUT. Using molded rubber or plastic accoutrements as graphic elements can limit a bindings ability to stretch. For this reason we have stayed away from flashy graphics and have focused on a clean, screen printed, all black look.The LEVERAGE BLACKOUT front boot features a new plastic heel cup insert. This insert, while out of sight, provides generous support around the entire lower heel area. In order to adjust the amount of upper ankle control a skier may prefer we have made the LEVERAGE BLACKOUT overlay adjustable. To significantly firm-up the upper ankle of the binding simply adjust the side overlay straps. The tighter they become the more support the skier will feel.The LEVERAGE BLACKOUT binding does not have laces. Our new overlay design features a generous opening making the LEVERAGE BLACKOUT easy to get into. Each toe and heel rubber feature a sewn, padded, nylon strap handle which also facilitates easy entry and provides the ultimate in durability.