The International Organization for Standardization has confirmed ISO standard 23223 for the Gripwalk ski boot binding system from MDV Sports. The system, which was first presented at ISPO Munich in 2016 and enables easier and more comfortable walking in ski boots, is already used by almost all well-known manufacturers of ski bindings and ski boots. With the confirmation of the ISO standard, Marker’s patented technology will officially become the industry standard later this year. The ISO standard ensures cross-brand compatibility between bindings and ski boots of different brands for Gripwalk products. MDV Sports estimates that more than 60 percent of all alpine ski boots and bindings will already have Gripwalk installed or be Gripwalk-compatible by the 2020/21 winter sports season. “The ski industry knows only a few standards. In this context, uniform systems and joint developments such as Gripwalk can increasingly ensure that comfort and safety are improved across manufacturers. In this way, we optimize cooperation, further develop the range of equipment suppliers and also increase the appeal of skiing through greater comfort,” explains Jonathan Wiant, president of Marker Dalbello Voelkl Brands. All compatible ski boots, soles and bindings are marked with the Gripwalk logo across all manufacturers and they are TÜV-certified.

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Source: MDV

Brands offering Gripwalk-compatible boots and bindings (summer 2021)