Fitwell, the Italian handmade boot maker that introduced the Backcountry boot is set to introduce the Freeride boot to their lineup this season. The Freeride will maintain the same exceptional build quality which Fitwell is known but will include some key design changes. The Freeride will feature a softer flex when compared to the Backcountry and will include a REEL KNOB lacing system with Velcro Strap. The semi auto compatible Davos sole features a rubber and powdered glass mixture for superior traction on ice. The boot liner will feature a thermoformable Memory Foam.
According to Fitwell the Freeride boot will not be available in the US possibly due to copyright concerns over the REEL KNOB lacing system. Fitwell states US consumers would have to purchase the Freeride oversees until the boots are available in the US.