La Sportiva Revamps Best-Selling Spectre 2.0 and Sparkle 2.0 Ski Boots and Introduces Vapor Float for Fall 2016


BOULDER, Colo. (Dec 3, 2015) —La Sportiva, makers of the world’s finest mountain products for over 80 years, relaunch the lightest four-buckle ski boots on the market, the Spectre 2.0 and Sparkle 2.0. Additionally, the brand is updating its winter hardgoods line with a new ski, the Vapor Float.


 “The Spectre and Sparkle ski boots have exceeded our sales expectations,” says Jonathan Lantz, president of La Sportiva North America. Citing recent snow sports data, he says, “Our retailers report excellent sell-through and our online dealers have done really well with these models. The 2.0 models will build on that success for seasons to come.”

 The updated Spectre 2.0 and Sparkle 2.0 went through months of testing by the top labs in Italy to identify deformation points, which resulted in a five percent stiffer boot, while still retaining a large range of cuff rotation. Both models are also now compatible with all tech, step-in and SkiTrab TR2 bindings, while the instep has been reworked to provide additional volume and out-of-the-box comfort. Both boots retail for $679.

 La Sportiva has also added the new Vapor Float ski to the popular Vapor touring ski collection. At 117mm underfoot with a weight of only 1,400 grams, the Vapor Float is the ideal powder ski for those who earn their turns. The Carbon Nanotube technology, first introduced in the La Sportiva Vapor Nano and carried into the narrower Vapor Svelte, allows for lightweight construction without sacrificing torsional rigidity. Tip and tail rocker yields a playful, yet predictable, feel. The Vapor Float will retail for $1299 and will be available in 166, 178, 189 cm lengths.

 The full line of Fall 2016 La Sportiva products, including footwear and apparel for climbing, hiking, mountaineering and mountain running, will be on display throughout the 2016 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market at the La Sportiva booth #15027. To make a media appointment, please contact Cory Lowe at

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