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Light on the way up and still burly on the way down.

The Scarpa Men's Spirit 4 Alpine Touring Boots blend freeride performance with classic alpine touring weight and comfort and are compatible with all AT bindings, including Dynafit. This freeride-oriented AT boot uses four buckles and a dual-density shell for optimum power transmission yet includes a hinged tongue for easy forward-flex while touring. Scarpa gave the Spirit 4 Boot a heel retention system for solid heel hold. For the really steep stuff, swap out the regular tongue for the included, super stiff ski tongue and experience even more driving power. Scarpa's Intuition Precision High inner boot uses medical-orthotic foam for a super comfy, supportive fit.

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4 5

Scarpa Spirit 4

As my first touring boot, I was blown away by how different these felt than my previous alpine boots. They're very comfortable and light when compared to their beefier counterparts and make a great touring boot for short to moderate length tours.
I've been using these for over two years now and they've performed well in the situations I've thrown at them. On the up they articulate well and have a good range of motion for a easier stride. Also, having the toe tech fittings mounted a bit rearward than "normal" does make a difference and feels nicer and more natural in stride. The articulated green tongue aids in comfort when touring and is sufficiently stiff on the down. For resort/sidecountry days I'll slip the black, stiffer tongue in for added support and running the groomers.
The Intuition liners are top notch and very comfortable. Once mine were dialed in, I haven't had a problem with the fit on these in the two years I've abused them. The liners are also very warm! Often my boots end up like saunas in these boots while touring, but the liners do a good job of keeping moisture at a reasonable level inside as to not make your feet freeze when you stop moving and keep you pretty toasty when sitting around camp. The plastic grippy coating on the bottom of the liners is a nice touch and lets you wear them around camp as booties after you're done touring for the day.
All in all I've been happy with the spirit 4s and I'd recommend them to anyone looking for a touring boot that doesn't compromise much on the downhill but still comes in lighter than other beef AT boots out there.

5 5

Nice boot

Great features and adaptability. This boot has been great for cold and mild tours. The cant and lean adjustments are great for those of us with not-so-perfect feet. I've fiddled with them a bit to try to get the perfect fit and am almost there. I regretted not opting for the three buckle Spirit 3, but the 4 is proving plenty light enough and with the black tongue, it's plenty stiff. These boots made me forget how tough my alpine boots were to put on.

1 5

Problem

First run first day and the plastic cracked on the toe, causing the female metal fitting for dynafit binding to break. Sent back to Scarpa over two weeks ago and still cannot get an answer from them VERY DISAPPOINTED. Should have bought from Backcountry, they stand behing their product even in front of companies!

5 5

Wunderboot

Love the feel, love the liners, love the stability, love the leisure when walking. Put some superfeet RedHot liners in and these are AWESOME!Best boot for the money!

FYI: I usually take a 10.5 mens, and the Scarpa 27 fits well.

Just ordered Spirit 4's in a 24.5 and the...

Just ordered Spirit 4's in a 24.5 and the shell fit seems right but am wondering about the liners. They are snug with no space between the liner and my toes but they don't feel like they're squeezing my feet. Will heat molding shrink the liner or just contour to my foot? Do I need to exchange for 25's to get the bigger liner? Also, can anyone recommend a bootfitter in SLC area to heat mold these and possibly work on the shells in case I experience some of the fit problems w/Scarpas? I had a pair of Denali's that I sold because by the end of the day I felt like I had been walking on tennis balls. Want a good backcountry boot so I am willing to have these worked on if need be. Thanks for the heip...

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The heat molding process will basically form fit the liner to your foot, so I think you are okay keeping the 24.5. In general an unmolded boot should feel very snug, so that once it is molded if fits perfectly. As long as your in the proper shell you will be fine.

Is this boot compatible with Marker Duke...

Is this boot compatible with Marker Duke bindings?

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Yes, It is fully compatible with the Marker Duke

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Yes, it's compatible w/ any AT binding including Dynafit. It is not compatible with standard DIN/ISO bindings, presumably because of the rockered sole. AT bindings allow you to adjust the hieght of the toe clamp, whereas alpine bindings do not.

How well, if at all, would this boot work...

How well, if at all, would this boot work with a regular downhill binding?

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This boot is not compatible with a standard alpine binding. It will work with any alpine touring binding. If you need something that works with an alpine binding check out the Scarpa Typhoon

I just got this in Mondo 27. wow. amazing...

I just got this in Mondo 27. wow. amazing feel. only not for my feet. the boot was too tight on the instep (ooo, look at the pretty ballet feet showing me what my instep is: http://www.the-perfect-pointe.com/FootDiagramExplanations.html). anyways, I'm an advanced skier lookin to get into touring for the first time, any boot recommendations that are similar to a Spirit 4 (or not, whatever) but will fit my wide foot and (apparently) high instep???

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Don't give up yet. The Spirit 4 has a removable boot board that will give you more room for your instep. Once you pull it out (underneath the liner) and add an EVA insert in the heel you'll have a lot more room for your high instep and wider feet.

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I have (from what I gather) very similar feet to you. Crazy high instep, wide forefoot, and very prominent ankle bones to boot. After trying on a few AT boots and asking an expert bootfitter, I settled on these. First of all, I took out the bootboard -- instant improvement. For the wide aspect, take them to a reputable bootfitter and have them stretched. After a few hours of work, mine feel every bit as good (better?) than my alpine boots. Seeing as this is an old thread maybe you've already made your decision, but if not hopefully this helps.

5 5

Scarpa does not use standard MONDO SIZING

I love Scarpa boots but not how they do their sizing.
On the Scarpa box it says size 28.0 / USA Mens size 9
This is not even close and to further complicate matters Scarpa mondo sizing is different than other manufacturers mondo sizing - Scarpa catalog says a 28.0 is a US MENS size 11; but if you goolge ski boot mondo sizing other published charts will show a 28.0 as a US Mens size 10.
Very confusing to say the least ... I found out the hard way. Scarpa catalog is correct as far as I'm concerned.

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I use the Spirit 4s in a 28.0, and I usually wear an 11 (US) in street shoes. However, my box is also mislabeled as a "US 9." My experience is limited, but I find the sizing similar to my previous Garmont Argons, maybe a touch larger.

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the box is not misprinted, Scarpa's sizing is just all f'ed up. I wear a size 12 street shoe and wear a 28.5 in standard mondo sizing, which correlates to a 10.5 US mens (I size down as much as possible). I just bought a pair of 28.5 Scarpas and had to send them right back. They were at least a size too big, and as I've discovered, Scarpa's sizing model runs exactly one full size larger than standard mondo. Don't have any idea why, but if you traditionally run a 28.5, or whatever, try a full size down in the Scarpa.

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I disagree. i wear a 25.5 or 26 in every boot (depending on where the shell size breaks for that particular brand) and I wear a 26 in this boot. Measure your foot with a centimeter ruler and that measurement should be pretty close to what your Mondo size should be. It really doesn't matter what your "street shoe" size is because those are all over the place. Mondo sizing is centimeters.

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because of a high arch, i'm in a 28.5 shell despite a foot length that i could get into a 27.5. the numbering is suspect, or unique at best. get your foot into them to be sure and be prepared to try a couple of shell sizes. i ended up trying 3 different sizes before getting it right

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Scarpa boots change shell size every full size, just like their alpine brother boots do. Unfortunately, they change on the half-size, UNLIKE alpine boots. For example, a Lange RX130 Alpine boot in 27.5 has exactly the same shell as a 27.0 of the same model. The 27.0 just has a slightly thicker liner for the slightly smaller foot. With Scapra, 27.5 and 28.0 share THE SAME SHELL, where the 28.5 and 29.0 are the next shell size UP! Since most alpine ski boots out there seem to be on the half-size, If you're a 27.5 alpine boot dude, you're really using a 27 shell. If you buy a Scarpa 27.5, you're getting a 28 shell. But the Scarpa in a 27 or 26.5, and that will be the shell you're expecting.

will these AT boots work with typical...

will these AT boots work with typical alpine bindings?

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Its possible, but not recommended..These are not designed to release under the ISO DIN specifications. These should be used in a Dynafit or A.T compatible binding...for other information scroll down and read what Rob De Luca wrote.

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I have been using my scarpa denali at boots with alpine bindings for over 12 years. I have not been injured nor have I had any close calls. The bindings have released without any problems. I use them daily for free skiing and race work. I love them. Throughout the years, I was told the same thing, that they are not compatible, but went ahead anyway. I won't change!

Doing a kick turn while wearing Scapra Spirit 4 boots

Doing a kick turn while wearing Scapra Spirit 4 boots

Noah Howell fires off a kick turn at the top of the backside of the "Terminal Cancer" couloir in the Ruby Mtns, NV.

What is the BSL in a 26.5 ?

What is the BSL in a 26.5 ?

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Duh fool, 26.5/27.0 = 305mm.

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Hey guys Have had serious injury to right...

Hey guys Have had serious injury to right tib fib - no anterior tibialis and thus limited muscle in front of shin to ankle. Hence need ability to pehraps put in thicker tongue on one boot. Also lightest boots with strongest flex. Have seen Hurricanes (Scarpa) looke dgoon - any other suggestiosn? Garmont etc. Any help much appreciated. thanks

what"s the difference between modle #775401...

what"s the difference between modle #775401 and model #scr0090

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not clear on Model # 775401 could you send the link that your looking at

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Where are these boots made? The info for...

Where are these boots made? The info for the 2007 model says that they are made in China, but the info for the current model says they are made in Italy. Which is right?

5 5

Holy Spirit 4, Batman!

These boots are the bomb. They are warm comfortable and good for anything. I used to ski in a race boot, so initially they were a little soft, but with the stiffer tongue it only took half a day to get over the novelty and another half a day to fall in love. No more bruised shins, although I did get some nice blisters on my back country trip (note: avoid jacuzzis with open blisters unless you enjoy penecilin).
Otherwise a great boot and in my opinion a great looking one as well.

I have a pair of these boots, which I love...

I have a pair of these boots, which I love because they are so comfortable. I really want to ski them with a new pair of skis I got, but don't want to throw down the big bucks for touring bindings (I already have a pair on my other skis). I am just looking for any binding that would fit this boot (safely), and are a little more affordable. Any suggestions?Thanks!

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I have a pair of atomic bindings, not sure what model, but they're on a rail system. The toe piece is hight adjustable and does just barely fit my touring bindings.

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If you're looking for "safely" you're pretty much stuck getting touring bindings. The thick sole w/ rubber on AT boots means that if you jam them into a binding not designed for it you can no longer trust the release.

Extra Bux properly Releasable Binding > Saving money with Releasable Leg

5 5

AT greenhorn

As a recent convert to AT, I am more than pleasantly surprised by these boots. So light and responsive, while being super comfy. The magazine reviews complain of the buckles, but I think the reviewers need some occupational therapy. I think the buckles are perfectly fine. They are extremely easy to switch from the ski/walk modes. I am 5'7" 175 lbs, and ski aggressively. After alpine skiing my entire life, I would recommend these boots to anyone - veteran and beginner alike. I have a very wide foot and high instep, usually struggle with heel slippage. These almost feel custom fit, before the heat molding. If you weigh more than 175, and are more aggressive, you might want a beefier boot. A few times they felt a little soft. 100% satisfied with my purchase.

4 5

Spirit 4

Midway through my second season in these, now, skiing them all over Western Canada, and in Switzerland, France, and Italy. I use them for everything - hut trips, camping, working races, ski mountaineering. They're good all around, fit well (roomy), tighten up and lock down efficiently, and are reasonably comfortable on long or involved uptracks. I like their shape and flex, and the fact that they're higher in the larger sizes (some boots seem to be sized such that they only become larger in the length of the sole as the size goes up, rather than sized in a truly scalar fashion). I put duct tape on one of the liners for the first time the other week, to cover stitching torn stomping them into the shell in dark boot rooms. The canting bolts/collars seem to drift with use and flex, but they're easy enough to tighten back to their original position with the key provided. That's about it - a step above what was available even a couple of years ago. Nice.

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Locktite on the canting screw solves this.

5 5

Spirit 4

Got these at the end of last year, and have loved the fit ever since. The liner is both comfortable and warm, and the boot is lightweight and supportive. I have been using them at the resort with the black tongues, and they ski great (just a little less responsive than my alpine boots). With the interchangable tongues, th 4 buckles, and the power strap, I can make them as flexible or almost as stiff as I would like. Great boot all around!