Throw on the Prophet NTN boots from Garmont to charge through the deepest powder and over the tallest cliffs. The NTN system keeps building in popularity and durabilty, and these boots have a replaceable second heel underfoot interface that extends the lifespan of your boots.
If you are a tele skier, you've been dreaming about this. A Telemark boot that feels like an extension of the foot. The new Prophet NTN uses the new Garmont Power Wrap shell. The high Overlap shell design follows the contours of the foot and ankle more precisely than traditional tongue designs for the most responsive, progressive flex. The Power Wrap shell fits out of the box like bootfitter has already customized it. The shell wraps very close to the foot and has been punched and shaped to fit the anatomy of the human foot.
Garmont Prophet NTN telemark boots are a free-heel skier's dream. They feature a smooth forward flex, alpinelike torsional rigidity and a round toe for easy walking.
|Boot Fit Heel:||Medium|
|Boot Fit Instep:||Medium|
|Closure:||4 wide open buckles. power strap|
|Country of Origin:||Italy|
|Lean Angle:||25 deg|
|Liner Type:||Rapid Thermo|
|Liner fabric:||Thermal-moldable foam|
|Liner lacing system:||Yes|
|Moldable liner:||Custom moldable|
|Number of Buckles:||3|
|Weight:||Pair, size 27.5 [3640 g] 8 lb|
|Weight per pair:||(Size 27.5) 3,640 grams|
This is my third year on the Prophets. I have the older model with the softer flex. The boots themselves are well built and work well. I sized for comfort after years of race fits. That may be the issue.
I wear a size 9-9.5 in street shoes, and went on the high end of the sizing spectrum to a 27.5. They feel right, lengthwise, but I have major heel lift issues. A full length shim helped, but it took up too much room in the toebox and cramped my feet. I ended up cutting up a shim and putting a double layer in the heel while leaving the toes alone. With one day on the new arrangement, I think things may have finally settled in.
Beyond sizing - Walking mode works well when the buckles are undone. I can skin for hours with absolutely no discomfort. I really like Garmont's mechanism that holds the buckles, even when they're undone, until you press on the release button. It makes for much quicker transitions from touring to skiing. The cant adjustment doesn't go far enough to account for my needs. I haven't experienced anything like the other reviewer, where the bales press into the boot toe.
Given the chance to do it again, I'd probably go with a different boot.
This was my second NTN boot and it didn't last too long for me. The boot definitely isn't as torsionally stiff as any of the Crispi boots or the Scarp Tx-Comp. Granted the boot has a smooth forward flex, but this is to an extent. If you ever get in a deep turn, you can feel the toe box deform over the toe bail of the binding. Garmont designed this boot with such a tight fit into the binding, that the boot will start to fold over the bail and put pressure on your big toe if you have a performance fit. This also cause the whole toe box to deform. This doesn't happen in my Shivers or Comps, both of which I also have a performance fit. Even though Garmont "stiffened" up the bellows, the bellows aren't as stiff as stated. I would compare them to a Scarpa T2 or Garmont Synergy, but nothing like the Voodoo or Energy as in bellows flex. For all these reason I lable it the "False" Prophet.