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onenerdykidWhat boots will you be using?
onenerdykidAwesome, thanks for the support! Well, this is a pure in-bounds alpine boot meaning that it follows the alpine sole norm (flat, no rocker, no rubber), no tech inserts, and no ski/walk mode. So, if you buy an alpine touring binding (like a Tracker or Marker Duke), you will not be getting all of the benefit out of that binding mainly because of the lack of a ski/walk mode on that boot. The boot will fit into the binding and it will ski very well, but the way up will most likely not be comfortable as you could get a lot of blisters/chaffing because your foot will be moving and lifting inside the boot in order to walk/tour up the hill.
If getting into the backcountry is a real interest of yours and you like the fit of the Overload, you should check out a boot like the Waymaker Carbon. It is the same exact fit as the Overload, but with a ski/walk mechanism (35° of cuff mobility) and swappable norm soles (touring grip pads or normal alpine grip pads). Going that route would give you the same fit but all of the mobility & touring capability you are looking for.
ReetsAdeetsget something like the Guardian, Duke/Baron, or and MFD Alltime setup. These will ride as well in bounds as a regular binding, better on the way down than something like a Fritschi, and you really won't notice much of a difference on the way up unless you're going up for a really really long time. Also the beefier bindings will hold up fine to switch landings, where as the lighter weight/hardcore AT ones might be sketchy.