A few days ago, the brand new Spark Boot by Deeluxe arrived at my entrance door in Bern. At a first glimpse, the boot especially designed for riding, hiking and splitboarding looks great. Very robust and durable. A rubber rand surrounds the boot to protect it from rock and ice abrasion. I am personally very much looking forward to the Vibram sole, which makes this boot to a real backcountry animal in my view. With the Spark I will be finally able to mount crampons if things get real steep. Comparable to real mountain goat climbing boots. No wonder this boot just won the Backcountry Mag Editors Choice Award. I am stoked to be able to earn my turns with a true backcountry partner this upcoming winter. Stay tuned for the backcountry duty review.