Jon Millerwrote a review of Scarpa Maestrale Alpine Touring Boot on April 8, 2015
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I cannot say enough good things about the Maestrale and wish I had upgraded sooner. I am pushing 40 days this season and recently had to divorce my Dynafit Titans for irreconcilable differences - I have wide feet and after two seasons of getting murdered on long tours by the Dynafits it was time for a change.
The Maestrale not only fits like a glove out of the box but the intuition liners are a going to be a joy for my feet here in frigid New England. The range of motion in the walk feature is fantastic and overall these boots are slightly less stiff than the Titans but still plenty good enough for big lines on my DPS Wailer 112s.
Another HUGE upside; the sole is a full mountaineering sole, not just a toe and heel like many tech boots. Scarpa's lineage as a mountaineering boot company shows through here and it makes a big difference when walking and climbing. These are simply the MOST COMFORTABLE ski boots I have ever had on my feet.
The best compliment I can give them is as follows - I bought them just prior to an annual 3-day backcountry trip to Mt. Washington (NH) and did not heat mold them. Three days, four boot packs, two skins and thousands of vertical feet later I had zero foot issues. Several of my buddies had their feet chewed up during climbs and spent the trip in agony, whereas I would be the last guy out of my boots in the parking lot during apres beers. Simply amazing.
As other reviewers have noted, these only work with tech setups, not AT bindings.