maxwerksI have the same question as OP, I have a new setup of Kore 93 with Shift bindings for 50/50 touring and resort use. I am using Dynafit Beast Carbon in a size 25 but my Atomic FIS slalom boots are a 24 so I really need to downsize. Like the OP I only want minimal compromise in inbounds alpine performance. It would be great to find a 1500g that offers uncompromised downhill but I am not sure it exists. My very shortlist of lightweights:
* Tecnica Zero G Tour Pro
* Atomic Hawx Ultra XTD 120/130
* Head Kore 1
Or a little heavier:
* Nordica Strider Dyn 130
It could help to add a zipfit liner to boost the downhill performance of the lightweights for inbounds skiing.
Thoughts? Anyone have on snow experiences with these?
I'd take a look at all the boots mentioned above in this thread, go to a bootfitter, and see which one fits your foot the best.
The Hawx Ultra XTD boots are phenomenal, as is the Zero G. I think the Zero G makes more sense if you spend more time touring than in the resort, mostly cause it's so light, tours so well, and has a pretty thin (not very plush) liner. The Zero G still skis exceptionally well for how light it is, but if you're really splitting your time 50/50 (or more in the resort), I think slightly heavier boots like the Hawx XTD, Salomon MTN, Maestrale RS, Ranger Free, La Sportiva Synchro, or Dynafit Hoji Pro Tour would make more sense. The XTD is probably the closest one to a true alpine boot, but they're all very good boots on the downhill for how light they are.
And really, if you're not touring a whole lot, going with a boot in the 1700-2000 g range will probably make more sense. The Tecnica Cochise, Nordica Strider 130, Rossi Alltrack Elite 130, Scarpa Freedom RS, and Lange XT Free 130 are all great boots that will feel more similar to an alpine boot but that will let you go out on the occasional tour.
I would not recommend Kore 1 boot. It is not close to a 130 flex (probably closer to 110ish), and doesn't tour as well as the boots mentioned above.