mglskikid wrote a review of Scarpa T1 Boot on January 13, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I came to these from a pair of Black Diamond Seekers which had a last which was funky for my foot, but moreover, was not aggressive enough of a boot.
For me, at 5' 9'' and 120 Lbs, skiing on the east coast with 22 Designs Vices, these work fairly well. I'm still getting used to them after roughly ten days on snow. The first thing that struck me was the forward lean. Be award, with this kind of lean, even in walk mode, your thighs will be firing at ALL times. This was a shocker.
When paralleling with the boots, they are great, not to stiff, keeps me forward, and I feel much more aggressive. When tele turning though, I'm still getting my bearings. The heel feels funky, (I sized down a fair amount, as I prefer a performance fit) and feels like it's pushing on my heel uncomfortably. The boot is very narrow and low volume, which is fantastic for me, and can be cranked right down.
Come time for touring though, the walk mode provides. The walk mode is fantastic, and by unbuckling a bit, these boots feel just fine for touring.
All in all, these have been a good buy. I'm still getting used to their flex pattern and how to tele with them, (not exactly a knee to ski kind of boot) and my thighs are growing as well.
Definitely a great improvement for today's wider skis and more active bindings!