What could be better than having a great time in the out-of-doors, while at the same time, knowing you’ve selected gear that makes the most of recycled materials and helps protect our natural resourses? According to Madshus, “….The CT 100 is a classic touring boot using recycled material in the softshell construction that gives the boot its supportive, comfortable feel and flex for classic skiing. The CT 100s softshell upper, fleece lining, lastboard, and outsole use recycled PET, turning someone elses trash into your ticket to winter fun…” Here’s some things you need to know about this innovative boot: PVC-Free: In keeping with Madshus’ ongoing commitment to protect the winter world, Madshus has introduced the best-fitting and most breathable boots yet, in a totally PVC-Free construction that lessens impact on the winter world around us. NNN Outsole: Madshus boots use the Rottefella NNN binding interface. With two guide rails and a broader binding plate, NNN offers maximum stability and control over the ski. The close contact between the boot, binding and ski (especially with the NIS plate system) provides optimal power transfer for a more efficient stride. Lacing Fingers (see inset photo): Providing the best-fitting Nordic boots requires a lacing system that secures the entire foot. Madshus’ Lacing Fingers reach far below the boot’s visible lacing system to the bottom of the boot, securing the forefoot laterally and medially with balanced lacing tension. MemBrain® Softshell Construction: Madshus boots feature MemBrain® softshell and hybrid constructions, allowing the boot to comfortably conform to the contours of the foot while providing durability, waterproof protection, breathability, and warmth. So, to sum it up, you have an environmentally-conscious, technically enhanced, warm, dry boot! Go for it!