BOULDER, Colo.– SCARPA ski boots have long set the bar in alpine touring. For Fall 2014, SCARPA once again redefines ski touring with its game-changing F1 Evo, a ski boot that not only offers a new level of performance for a ski boot that weighs two-and-a-half pounds, but one that also introduces yet another first. In this case, that’s a revolutionary ski/walk mode that automatically engages and disengages based on whether the heel of the boot is locked into a binding. In addition, SCARPA unveils a number of updates to its already proven Maestrale family of boots.
F1 Evo / F1 Evo womens – For touring-focused skiers who want ultimate function in a super-light package, the F1 Evo pairs game-changing performance – the Tronic hands-free ski/walk mechanism, which switches modes automatically based on whether the heel is locked into the binding – with carbon construction for serious performance on the descent, all at 2 pounds, 7 ounces per boot. The boot is designed with SCARPA’s Carbon Core Technology, a carbon-fiber frame that runs the length of the boot under the foot and provides stiffness for ultimate power transfer to the ski while retaining the progressive flex skiers seek in the upper boot. Closure and adjustment of the boot is achieved with a combination of a Boa closure system on the lower boot and a buckle and power strap combination on the upper boot. Inside, a heat-moldable Intuition liner features a flex zone for excellent mobility. Men’s and women’s specific versions are available. For skiers looking for downhill performance close to a SCARPA Maestrale and touring function more akin to a SCARPA Alien, look no further than this featherweight powerhouse. $699.
Meastrale/Gea family ski boot updates – All six of SCARPA’s Fall 2014 Maestraleand women’s Gea ski boots were updated to be even lighter and offer improved function over their predecessors. The all-new ski/walk mechanism features a wire lever and a beefier bar makes switching from downhill to tour mode super easy, and also results in a burlier overall system. Other new features include a stouter power strap with a cut-out that makes adjustment a snap, and updated buckles. Finer points include SCARPA’s innovative Axial Alpine tongue design and quick-step tech fittings.
Masetrale RS / Gea RS –These hard-charging boots are designed for backcountry skiers who like to drive big skis or seek out steep descents, but want no compromises on the up track either.Built with polyamide for stuff flex, the Maestrale RS and women’s Gea RS offer a 37-degree range of motion, impressive for a boot with a 120 flex index and a weight of 3 pounds, 7 ounces. Details include a stiff SCARPA Intuition® liner and oversized buckles for ease of use. $699.
Maestrale / Gea – A perfect balance of lightweight, superb mobility and downhill performance for the touring-focused skier, the Maestrale and women’s Gea are the gold standard for all-around alpine-touring boots. They offer a superb 39 degrees of cuff range, which makes them tour incredibly efficiently, and weight is an impressive 3 pounds, 2 ounces. Details include heat-moldable SCARPA Intuition® liners, Pebax® Rnew construction and a 100 flex index. $599.
Maestrale GT / Gea GT –For anyone who wants a stellar touring boot at a surprising price, the Maestrale GT and Gea GT offer 39 degrees of cuff range for superior walking and touring paired with great stiffness and performance once locked into descent mode. Constructed with a polyurethane shell and a stiff Pebax tongue, the Maestrale GT and Gea GT employ a comfortable, Instant Fit foam liner with a stout plastic tongue for stiffness, performance and great out-of-the-box fit. $499.
About SCARPA and SCARPA North America
Founded in 1938, SCARPA builds performance footwear for climbing, hiking, skiing, mountaineering, trail running and other outdoor pursuits from its headquarters in Asolo, Italy. SCARPA has been owned and operated by the Parisotto family since 1956. In 2005, SCARPA opened its North American headquarters in Boulder, Colo., staffed and directed by veterans of the North American outdoor industry, to oversee sales, marketing and distribution in the U.S., Canada and South America. For more information about SCARPA footwear, visit www.scarpa.com
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