Scarpa Maestrale RS Boots
Specifically designed for a matched fit with the Dynafit bindings are these Scarpa Maestrale RS boots ($700). Like most alpine touring boots, they’re uber-light, so they don’t weigh you down when you’re earning your turns. I realize it’s a cliche, but they were so light, I forgot they were on (Really! OK, not really, but you get the point, they’re very light). I never once wished I had a heavier, more traditional downhill boot.
The icing on top is that they have a great walk mode. There was so much flex when I walked around in them at Wolf Creek that I started dreaming about testing them on some longer backcountry tours.
get-gadget Light, light, light. Still pretty stiff and tough — I got as aggro in them as I would in a heavier boot. Comfy, even when walking around the resort.
TIRED A little hard to get on and off. They’re priced to match your crazy-expensive bindings.
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