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There are AT boots, and then there are hard-charging, big line-slaying AT boots. With a flex index of 125, the Scarpa Mobe Boot falls in the latter category. As your day weaves in and out of resort boundaries, you want the freedom of an AT boot and the performance of a solid freeride boot ... and the Mobe is your answer.

  • New PowerBlock Tour design maintains fixed-cuff power and rigidity without sacrificing the helpfulness of walk mode
  • Four-buckle design and Active Power Strap provide dynamic support and responsiveness
  • V-Frame ribbed cuff adds strength and minimal weight
  • Adjust your forward lean between 15 and 22 degrees
  • Scarpa's Intuition Pro G liner blends customizable comfort and high performance
  • Fitting Indicator System makes it easier to get in and out of TLT binding systems
  • Follow special mounting instructions to use the Optimized Touring Pivot, an option to increase touring efficiency
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Rock Solid AT boot for all mountain

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought these boots in Nov. 2012 in size 27.5, and have about 70+ days in them. I had a pair of Garmont Axon's prior to the Scarpa Mobe. The Axon was the stiffest AT boot at the time which was what I was looking for. Unfortunately, the Garmont was a waste of a good $500+, they broke. THREE times in ONE month! Garmont didn't want to do anything realistic, so I researched and ended up in the Scarpa Mobe and could NOT be happier! THIS is the boot for me. I ski Colorado and Utah resorts, sidecountry and some backcountry. I prefer steep lines and deep pow. I'm currently on a pair of Kastle BMX 108's with Fritschi FR Pro bindings and my Mobe boots drive those boards perfectly. I don't feel like I've given up any performance on hard pack, crud or pow. Initially, I had some discomfort in my shins in these boots even after heat molding, but I noticed after about 5 days that pain was fading. And each day after that, they got more and more comfortable. I'm always grinning at the end of the day because my boots fit so perfectly and perform so well when I need them.

I've skinned and boot packed with these boots in high Rocky Mtn. terrain and these things have been phenomenal. The Skywalk soles may not be Vibram, but they are damn close in durability. I've hiked over jagged talus with barely a noticeable mark on the soles, yet they grip fantastically. The walk/ski lever works easily and is built very solid.

I love these boots and as long as they don't break like the Garmont (Now Scott), or Scarpa takes much better care of this customer than Garmont did, I'm sold on Scarpa from now on. If you want alpine performance in an AT boot, this may be the boot for you too.

Seems like a good burly AT boot

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I ended up returning these because they weren't the best fit for my foot. They felt pretty great though, definitely a relatively stiff and burly boot as touring boots go. The fit felt fairly wide in the forefoot and toe box, pretty average in the heel. Walk mode felt decent, but nowhere near as much motion as the more uphill oriented AT options.

If you are looking for a boot to use mostly (or all) in the backcountry and find that most touring boots feel too squishy for you to enjoy on the downs then this could be a great option for you and is definitely worth a look. Keep in mind though, I have never skied these so these are just my observations from wearing them indoors!

Reality check.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Size 27.5 weighs 4 lbs 4 oz.; not 3 lbs 15 oz as claimed.

Also, Diamir Freeride Pro bindings don't quite lock all the way through on them, b/c of heels being too high. But the binding still holds the boot.

Otherwise, a great boot!

Initial impressions

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Well, I haven't yet tried those boots on-skis (still waiting for some snow to fall), but I can tell that once all buckles fastened, and a strap (and gosh, that strap DOES make a difference) in a right place, these boots are almost as stiff as my old fischer soma f8000. Also, feel like 1/2 of Soma's weight. So this is a BIG plus. And they actually do feel walkable, just make sure they're unstrapped. There's one thing that I noted that I am not impressed with, which is forward lean regulation mechanism. In order to set forward lean, you have to loosen two screws, set lean as you'd like it to be, and tighten them again. What is not good about it is that screws seem to be made of relatively hard steel, whilst those elements to which screws are being screwed are made of aluminium. This just doesn't seem right, and you'd better not play with settings too often if you don't want to destroy thread on aluminium part. On the other hand, those elements seem to be easily replaceable. Fit is a bit loose I'd say. It's right length, but there's plenty of space "on sides", so I'll need puffier sock, or/and tighten boots to max.


+ Stiff

+ Light (for the stiffness)

+ Bomber strap!

+ Are walkable !


- Forward lean mechanism materials

I shall have some more feedback after I try them on skis.

OK, few more remarks after actually trying them in both freeride and touring scenario. They are very stiff indeed. In fact, they can be almost as stiff as racing boots. I love that ! Liner is cool, although if you plan to race down the slope for 10 days, you will feel your shins. But I haven't personally found boots that would not make your shins hurt after many days of skiing.

In skitouring scenario, they didn't disappoint me. They -- as anticipated -- are not as well suited for touring, but they will do, even for a whole day of walking, if you make sure they're loosened. I haven't had any blisters nor other stuff like this, which makes me think that the liner is well suited for touring (last time I had skitouring boots on for the whole day ended up in massive, hard-healing blisters).

One more great thing is AT rubber sole, that works perfect, has a very good grip, and works pretty well as a shock absorber when you have to walk on some hard surface around in the resort.

There have a one big disadvantage. They're made of pebax (which is advertised as eco-friendly material), which is great. However, it seems like the material is pretty easy to be destroyed, especially around crucial part of a boot, e.g. where they attach to the binding. If you're using bindings like Barons or Dukes, make sure that that plate in front of a binding is set to tour mode, otherwise you'll destroy the boot with first ski release ! Yes, it's that bad.

Pros (another set of):

+ Rubber sole. Shame it's not replaceable.

+ Very comfy


- Easy to damage. My guess for 'life expectancy' for those boots would be 2 seasons.

Scarpa mobe

    So far they are great. Went touring with them only day this year as I bought them at the end of the season. First AT boots for me. The fit takes some getting used to. But they are very comfy and light. Can't wait to go on long tours next year!

    Blown away

      I had to take these to Granite Chief in Truckee CA to get the fit totally dialed ($30) and it was worth every penny, they are ridiculously comfortable.

      I've done several days inbounds where they performed well and I had a chance to break them in and get the fit dialed, then I took them on a week long backcountry ski trip where they exceeded my expectations!

      I brought some light hiking boots, anticipating sparse snow cover for a half day on the way out and when the time came my Mobe's were so comfy I just hiked out in them. They kept my feet warm down to 17 degrees and it was easy to dry the liners in my bag each night. They worked great up the steepest climbs, on long flats and on descents they were fantastic. I was the only one out of five with no foot discomfort after 7 days and over 50 miles. I'm typically a 11.5 or 12 U S shoe size or a 46 euro, with medium width feet and I fit in the 29 perfectly AFTER the fit at Granite Chief. It took their expertise and a couple days before they were just right. Below is a pic during a lunchtime sock change... it's the best boot pic I had.

      Blown away


      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Stiff, Wide, 3 Piece Design...

      This is by far my favorite boot of all time. Finally a touring boot that performs as well as my old Dalbello Proton 12s. Incredibly light in the 29.5 size, easy in and out (no more end of the day boot removal with a tire iron), pretty good walk mode and can be pushed as hard as any alpine boot once the cuff is locked in. Accommodates a high volume foot with ease and comes with an intuition liner. So far this boot has exceeded my expectations. Bought it just for touring and some side country, but am now tempted to remount my other skis to work with the shorter sole length. Started with the cuff at the factory lean angle, but have since increased it to work better with the BD zealot/guardian setup I use them with and to accomodate my skiing style/position

      Double duty-Resort/BC

        I got these for getting aggressive on bigger skis in the backcountry and the occasional resort day. So far, so good! They don't tour as well as the Mastrale unfortunatley. The range of motion is much more restricted and they do weigh in pretty heavy. Once you lock it all down though, they deliver the performance. Seems to be more volume in this boot in general. Not as slim and narrow as most the Scarpa boots I've tried.

        Great boots

          Awesome boots. Super lightweight and once they're broken in they feel like hiking boots. I only had to heat mold them once and work them in on a couple of tours/ hikes and they are perfect now. The switch between tour and ski mode is a little loose for my liking but they haven't switched on their own so no worries so far. I would recommend sizing down a half size for a performance fit because there is plenty of room for give in with the heat mold.

          The Mobe is the way to go!

            I ski 100-150 days a year and am a full time ski patrol. This past winter I spent about 120 days in the Mobe and it stud up to the challenge every day all day. From big lines and airs, touring, boot packing, and good ole pow days, this boot can handle it all. By far the best all around ski boot out there!

            Serious beefy touring boot

              If you need to charge big and hard while touring, this might be the boot for you. I got them to replace the Skookum and it is a huge step up in burliness. Way stiffer, but also way less flex while touring. I have to have the buckles fully open in order to walk up hill comfortably but I am used to walking in the super flexible Maestrales. If you want a boot for serious descents that is dynafit compatible, because really there is no other touring binding, then this is the boot for you. I would say its ideal for slack country and shorter distance touring. I love how they ski, but don't often choose the weight/walking flex comprimises of this boot.

              Awesome Boots

                Managed to get a few days on these before I left Japan and they are awesome! Light and stiff!
                Out of the box with a quick mould of the Intuition liners and they are equally best fitting boots straight up I've ever had. And that is with my chronically difficult, hard to fit foot (read high volume and structurally very rigid foot).
                I have high hopes that when I write my follow up review, after some more days skiing on these down here in Oz this coming down under season, I will be raving about them.
                They certainly feel stiff enough to rip around the resort and work instructing skiing. And they also feel nicely snug around my ankle which is good. They are certainly a little more snug than my old Spirit 4's which are comfortable but not really stiff enough for a moderately sized bloke (95kg) who skis reasonably aggressively.
                So I will keep all posted!
                Happy skiing!

                Ok so follow up on above review....

                Have quite a few more days on them now and I love them. The most comfortable stiff boot ever for my foot. I love the nice stiff flex and super positive edging. All round a great boot.

                I still needed to create a little extra wiggle room in the toe box for my EE/EEE feet and super high arches but they are by far the best boot I own.

                I managed to get an extra 3 days on them touring at the end of the season here in Oz on the Main Range and all good, almost broken in. I felt like i could stay in them all day and that for me is amazing, usually I'm struggling beyond 3-4hours! Great to hike in reasonably light and some clambering over rocks I inadvertently had to do they coped well with!

                My only wish is that they were compatible with regular ISO Alpine bindings
                ... then I could teach and ski on my carvers with them.... hmmm but I couldn't ski on my dynafit bindings.... hmmm maybe I have to get some Hurricane Pros!

                Love the Mobe

                  I’ll leave the technical details to the more qualified and cut to the chase. I just completed my annual hajj north from the Tahoe area, spending February 9th thru the 21st based out of Revelstoke. I arrived with only 2 days in the new Mobe’s, along with this year’s Coombacks and a Dynafit set up, interested to see how the boots would perform fresh out of the box. Amazing . Skied RMR the first day (on different skis) in good, but thrashed chop on an amazing base with 30 cms a few days earlier; cat skied the next day (on the Coombacks) in blower knee to thigh; and then spent the next 7 days ski mountaineering out of the Selkirk Lodge with long tours in high in the alpine, coupled with steep and deep trees, all again in knee to thigh. Not a single glitch with the Mobe’s. In fact, they performed beyond expectations in every respect. Great power strap, awesome buckles, easy conversion walk to ski, and the inner boot is a dream. For serious skiers with a sidecountry and backcountry bent focused on power and performance on descents, along with a boot that can tour, the Mobe is an excellent choice. Go for a lighter set up if you’re more tour oriented and less focused on downhill performance. Yet, if you want to tour or leave a gate and rip steep, technical lines, I recommend the Mobe without hesitation. And for context, I’m 6’, 175 lbs, with what I’ve always thought of as a very average foot. Best to all and play safe. JP

                  A Very Good Freeride Touring Option

                    This is my first AT boot that is matched with a ski/binding setup of the Surface Live Life skis and Dynafit Vertical 12 FT bindings. I do have to say that this boot surprised me at what it is able to do. First off, it's light, super light. The flex is definitely comparable to a 120-130 alpine flex once you are locked in. The ski/walk mode is super easy and pretty durable. The fit is a bit wide, but I did that on purpose to keep up the comfort while skinning up. I was somehow able to go into a 313mm sole length when my alpine boots are 326mm, but if you are looking for a sweet freeride touring boot that splits the line between downhill performance with more than decent uphill comfort, go for these.

                    Pretty sweet

                      I like this boot. I have used the scarpa tornado pro the past few seasons, and i know that they are not really the same but in terms of comfort and response i feel the mobe is far better. The boot's construction is grea the switch for walk mde is durable and easy to grab and engage or disengage, as opposed to the tornado which often stuck in place. The boot is a 125 flex with a built in Booster strap and really drives power directly into the ski. The sole is like any lugged sole and provides a good base for climbing and traction. It would of been nice to be able to have interchangable Virbrim soles for the days i would want to use an alpine binding but i have alpine boots for that so no real complaint on that end, it just would of been nice.

                      Overall i reqlly like this boot and with more days on the snow i think it will become my everyday boot, both in bounds and out.

                      Mobe is _THE_ AT boot

                        Let me preface this by saying I already own a pair of '09 Spirit 3, '08 Spirit 4, and '06 Denali XT. I ski with the black tongues on the Spirit 3 and Spirit 4 to stiffen them up. I have owned Garmonts and rented Dynafits, but with a wide, flat, large foot (30.0 / 12.5 US / 48 mondo) Scarpa is the boot for me.

                        The Mobe is evolutionary, not revolutionary, but it has a bunch of tweaks which make it far superior to any of the models I already have. (1) The inner "boot board" is a HUUUUGE improvement. That feature in and of itself is enough to upgrade to the Mobe. For the first time in a Scarpa boot, the floor of the boot is almost totally flat. I didn't have to mess one bit with the multiple shims and endless insole futzing necessary with my Spirit 3/4. I simply molded the liners and was ready to rock. The boot board brings the volume up to that of a normal boot, so no more multiple 1/8" shims necessary to bring the floor of the boot up to reduce the volume to normal. (2) The much-increased stiffness (125) doesn't (to me) make the boot much harder to walk in, but it skis WAY better. My first day out this week (first week of Dec in Ogden area) I climbed for 3 hrs straight right from the car, brand new Mobe's, no pain, one small blister on one instep. The snow was super-gloppy, on the way back down I really REALLY appreciated the extra stiffness. I didn't even need to buckle them down hard, I could cut through crud with the boots barely buckled without feeling wobbly in the least (skiing Scott P4 w/Fritschis). (3) The newest iteration of the walk/ski latch feels very positive and more substantial than the older Scarpa latch. (4) Intuition liner has been upgraded slightly with tougher materials and seems to have slightly higher volume than the older Scarpas (5) buckles are more like alpine buckles, thicker and more positive. (6) Power strap is wider.

                        Yes it's a little heavier than the Spirit. I'm 6'2" and 220 lbs so the slightly higher weight of the boot isn't as noticeable to me as to some of you lighter skiers. I will probably still use my Spirit 3 for days when I'm mostly hiking and when the powder will be light and un-chopped. On those days I also use a lighter ski, I've got a pair of Scott Powd'Airs and a pair of Coomback 188 for those hiking marathon days.

                        Love my Mobes, worth every penny.

                        Would these work with Marker Griffon...

                        Would these work with Marker Griffon Schizo?

                        These boots won't work with the Marker Griffon Schizo binding. They have a tech sole block which is not going to give you a secure connection with the toe piece, and since the sole block on tech blocks are curved it would cause too much pressure on the toe piece which will not allow the toe piece to release and could damage the binding. If you are looking for boots that will work with this binding I would check out a boot with replaceable sole blocks, like the Tecnica Chochise series or the Scarpa Freedom line which come in multiple options. If you already have these boots and your wanting alpine bindings I would check out something like the Marker Lord which has and adjustable toe piece, or the Salomon STH series with the WTR toe piece for height adjustment, but with those options you'll need to take the setup into a shop to do any needed adjustments to make sure they are set up properly to release.

                        I had a pair of these sent to my house. ...

                        I had a pair of these sent to my house. The foot fit is great, but I needed to adjust all the buckles to the outermost bolt to make for the widest setting. Even with this adjustment the boots are tight around the calf and I'd have to leave them unclipped for skinning. I have muscular calves, but I never thought of them to be freakishly large. Two questions: 1) Did anyone else feel this boots ran narrow around the calf? 2) Given my situation of having to skin unclipped, should I just look for a different boot? Again, I like the way the boots fit my feet.

                        Best Answer

                        Have you molded the liners yet? If not, you should definitely mold the liners. This will pack out the foam in the calf and create a lot more room for you. Also most people I know tend to skin unclipped regardless of fit because it allows a bit more movement when walking

                        Will these work with the marker duke...

                        Will these work with the marker duke epf?

                        my foot measures at 25,5 - what size of...

                        my foot measures at 25,5 - what size of the scarpa mobe would you take ? pherhaps a stupid question but any advice based upon experience would be much appreciated.

                        Thank you, Thor

                        will this boot work with regular ski...

                        will this boot work with regular ski bindings ?

                        Generally speaking, you should never use AT boots in standard alpine bindings. The hiking sole does not interface well with most standard alpine bindings. However, you can use alpine boots in AT bindings that have been properly adjusted for such.

                        I have Spirit 4's in 24.5. Same size in...

                        I have Spirit 4's in 24.5. Same size in the Mobe?

                        I take it they probably will but will these...

                        I take it they probably will but will these boots work with the Salomon Guardian 16 bindings?

                        You have to be really careful using these in the Guardian series of bindings. Salomon states that officially the Guardian is meant to be used with either Alpine soles or WTR (walk to ride) soles that are out there. The Guardian does not have a sliding AFD like a Duke or a Fritschi so on boots with really rockered soles the lugs won't clear the AFD and may bind up instead of release. There is a toe height adjustment on the Guardians but it will not back out enough for all rockered rubber soled boots. So to sum up, it is not officially supported or recommended. You may have to grind the soles down to make it work (still not guaranteed to be safe as its not supported by Salomon). Best bet for safety would be to do your whole setup and then get it torque tested at a shop to see if it will consistently release at the value you set.

                        hi was wondring if these boots will work...

                        hi was wondring if these boots will work with marker duke bindings I''ve read they do !!!! they dont !!!!
                        anyone have the right answer???

                        I'm really interested to know how it is in practice, will those work with Dukes/Barons or not ? it says they should, but you claim something different..

                        So I have a question, I have the garmont...

                        So I have a question, I have the garmont endorphin's size 27, which are to large after a couple of seasons. I have a narrow heel and a wider fore foot. For lighter trips I have the radiums size 26.5 (cold feet!). Tried the dynafit Zeuss in Davos but these feel narrow in the forefoot. A season is about 30 days for me, I like a stiff AT boot but I find it difficult to get the right one. Preferably Dynafit inserts. Is the Mobe 26.5 a good gamble? Strong skier. weigh 72 kg.

                        As far as burliness and stiffness, the Mobe ranks up there with the best of them. But be careful with sizing. Scarpa sizing runs differently. A 26.5 and 27 have the same size shell and bsl. Whereas most companies a 26 and 26.5 have the same size shell and bsl. So if you order the 26.5 you might run into the same problems you did with the endorphins. Definitely try them on and go see a bootfitter to see if they are right size for you so you don't run into the same sizing problems later.

                        I am told by both Scarpa and Marker, that...

                        I am told by both Scarpa and Marker, that this boot will "work" with the Duke binding....however, a few shop techs have told me no. It's all about the issues with the rubber sole and the toe release of the binding. Any input or thoughts?

                        I currently use aT2X size 27.5 is the Mobe...

                        I currently use aT2X size 27.5 is the Mobe 27.5 the smae? THanks

                        I have a pair of Spirit 4's which I really...

                        I have a pair of Spirit 4's which I really like, but I'm looking for something beefier to drive fatter skis. Do you know the flex of the Spirit 4, so that I can compare it to the Mobe? Also, I"m confused about what bindings this boot works with. I have some Dynafits, which I know it will fit. How about regular alpine bindings? Thanks!

                        More info needed about the fit, please. I?m...

                        More info needed about the fit, please.

                        I´m despirately looking for a downhill orientated dynafit compatible AT boot that could fit my super-wide forefoot, high arc and skinny heel. So far I have kind of limited the options to Mobe and Factor. In the end the fit counts over other features (as weight, price, walk mode etc.). I´m now starting to lean towards Mobe.
                        But that´s just me. What would be your recommendation?

                        PS: How is the heel pocket fit with Mobe? I´ve heard that Scarpa has typically much room there so it could be difficult to get a snug fit.

                        Best Answer

                        The Mobe is a good choice has a 104 last so good for your wide forefoot. and the intuition heat moldebale liners will accomodate your skinny heel and pretty much all of your foot . I would make sure you get these custom molded at a good Outdoor shop or Ski shop that specializes in boot fitting ..its worth the $

                        I also had an issue with which boot to choose. My foot is wide as well. I chose the scarpa mobe. The intiution liner after being molded was perfect for my wide foot. Also the flex was more consistant than the BD. I highly recommend the Scarpa I have skied both and the Scarpa is overal the best touring and downhill specific boot between the two.

                        Hey Darkw, if you haven't already get the Mobe's see my above post I have a similar foot and the Scarpa worked really well. I still needed to do a little work on the Mobe but far less than I would have had to do on the Factor to fit my EE/EEE and super high arched foot in (the factor has a much lower instep area. Anyway so far all good. Much snugger than My Spirit 4's of the same size which did start to get a bit big in the heel, though I did a pretty good job of filling that up with some creative padding (former life as a boot fitter helps). Anyway I hope that helps.

                        A good fitter can help you build the heel pocket in the Intuition liners by letting them cool while you stand on an incline, pushing your heels slightly back. They can also remove a small amount of material from inside the boot itself, this is more difficult in Scarpas because the plastic they use melts at a lower temp than many other boots so the fitter needs to use caution. They can also use a "punch" to widen specific sections of the boot, you may need to re-punch it after a season or two and you can't warm the boots by a fire or heater or they may revert to their pre-punched shape.

                        Bottom line, an experienced fitter is crucial. Mine were done at Granite Chief in Truckee CA (Tahoe).

                        Does anybody has experience with the fit...

                        Does anybody has experience with the fit of this boot? I have a Scarpa Spirit 3 in 29.5 and always felt the boot to be too high volume and too large for my feet. So I am thinking to get me a 29 this time. How is the fit of the Mobe compared to that?

                        Best Answer

                        The Mobe uses the same lower shell mold as the Spirit 3, BUT the Mobe comes standard with a boot board (4mm thick) that takes up extra volume in the boot. To my knowledge the Spirit 3 never came with this. If you've done a proper shell fit in the 29.5 and know that it is the right size but just have issues with volume than the boot board should fix that for you. The boot board is also sold seperately if you want to update your Spirt 3s

                        Whats the last width? Also, this might be...

                        Whats the last width? Also, this might be stupid, but can you resole boots like this? I know some AT boots have replaceable sole blocks(like the BD Factor). What about this boot?

                        Unanswered Question

                        It says this boot weighs 3lbs 15 oz per...

                        It says this boot weighs 3lbs 15 oz per pair but Scarpa's website lists that weight per 1/2 pair. seems like the latter is correct.

                        I tried on a pair of 27 Skookums and they...

                        I tried on a pair of 27 Skookums and they fit perfect, I typically wear a 26.5 Technica is it typical for Scarpas to fit this way? will the Mobe fit the same or similar to the Skookum?