Ladies, start your engines.
Ski boot design is pretty much played out. Everything that can be done has been done, so you might as well hang on to your eight-year-old AT boots, grit your teeth, and keep skinning, right? Right? Nope. The Scarpa Women's F1 Alpine Touring Boot, while it's still recognizably a ski boot, is changing the game, and you might want to take a closer look. How? Well, the F1 manual ski-walk mechanism, for starters, gives you a staggering 62 degrees of cuff rotation for super-speedy transitions and buttery-smooth skinning. A smooth-flexing Pebax tongue and stiffer HPA cuff and shell cinch around your foot with the same BOA ratchet-closure system found in the ultralight Alien, giving you a smooth, pinch-free fit without the need for heavy buckles.
The women-specific cuff closes via a FBC (fast buckle closure) powerstrap, letting you get every ounce of power out of the 95 flex, and a Carbon Core insert and HPA cuff structure make the F1 ski more like the burlier Maestrale while keeping the weight in Alien territory. There are two forward lean settings, too, so you can fine-tune the F1 to your stance, and the women-specific Intuition liner (which has a skinning-ready flex zone over the Achilles) and roomy 102mm last serve up a tasty blend of performance and all-day comfort. The toe and heel welts were designed with crampons in mind, so you'll be ready to rumble when you hit some blue ice. To top it all off, there's aVibram UFO EVO sole for serious traction on rocks and hard snow, and an extra removable power strap over the liner,just in case.
- Blazes up the skintrack and rips the descent
- Formidable 95 flex rating in a feathery package
- Roomy 102mm last provides unparalleled comfort
- Vibram UFO Evo soles and crampon compatible welts
- F1 lever provides a staggering 62 degrees of motion
- Boa closure for custom fit and power strap buckle
- Item #SCR003R
- Q & A
Super light + easy to transition
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These are pretty stellar, they are incredibly light and intuitive to use. You can definitely notice that they have 62 degrees of motion in walk mode, I almost feel like I could hang out and walk around in these all day even after going for a tour. The boa lace up and velcro strap paired with the walk mode lever make it incredibly quick to transition from walk to ski mode. These boots definitely cater to the uphill travel , the 95 flex seems stiff.... for being 95 flex, however they obviously don't ski like your burly downhill boots. I would say it's worth it to sacrifice a little stiffness for the overall package and ease of walking uphill.
I have diamir eagle 12 bindings, are those going to work with these boots?
Is the heel compatible with the marker Kingpin binding?
Hi Clayton, This heel is compatible with the Marker Kingpin binding. Please feel free to reach out to me with any other questions you may have. - Matthew Pizza