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Maestrale Alpine Touring Boot
Still reigning as the best-selling AT boot of all time, Scarpa buffed up the beloved Maestrale Alpine Touring boot to bring you a terrain-crushing backcountry machine that sheds weight on the skintrack and increases power during steep descents. This year's boots are stiffer, jumping from 100 flex to a more aggressive 110, with the same comfortable 101mm last as its predecessor. The new Maestrale features a carbon-infused Grilamid shell with a Pebax tongue, shaving weight and increasing stiffness so you can tear into pinner couloirs and blast through chunder with stability and confidence.
Scarpa increased the range of motion in walk mode to an impressive 60 degrees, a change your legs will be stoked on during long approaches. The new Maestrale still features a heat-moldable Intuition liner that's stiffer and has less seams in the toe area to keep your feet warmer and more comfortable. Scarpa scrapped the old side-hinge tongue, eliminating countless broken hinges that occurred with the old model, and swapped the lowest buckle with an equalized cable system that tightens the whole forefoot. This new three-buckle system is simpler and sheds bulk for a more streamlined design.
- A powerful touring boot to crush the uphill and the downhill
- Forgiving 110 flex for advanced skiers
- 101mm last accommodates medium to wide feet
- Ultra lightweight Grilamid shell with a Pebax tongue
- Heat-moldable Intuition liner maximizes comfort
- Vibram sole gives you extra traction while booting
- 60-degree range of motion increases uphill efficiency
- Item #SCR005H
- Q & A
Liner cannot be pulled out.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I have two tours on these boots and a lot of carpet testing so I can make some assessment ... intermediate skier, 100% backcountry, bought size 29 (see below). I previously owned version 1 orange Maestrale, and also version 1 La Sportiva Spectre. Current Maestrale have a nice liner which unfortunately cannot be easily removed for drying (1 star off). They are harder to open and get in than original Maestrale which had the hinged flap; not that I miss it. Otherwise the fit seems almost identical. I had 28.5 size in the original boot vs. 29 in current boot, and I am using after-market liner that I used in original boots (Intuition Pro Tour) and it seems my big toe is now happier (on my right foot, anyway). Compared to La Sportiva Spectre the Maestrales seem touch stiffer on the uphill which could be due to the hinged design of Spectre tongue. I removed the booster strap on my new Maestrales because it has a velcro that tears up my pants, and the forward flex seem quite extensive when fully buckled; maybe I will put the strap back (easy to do). However, I don't feel much difference in skiing performance between the old/new Maestrales and Spectres, they are all decent boots. My Spectres are 29 as well. I should add that the construction and material are top-notch.
Perfect AT boot
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Stiff boot that feels like a comfortable resort boot with the power of a race boot but the lightness and range of motion you would expect from a top AT boot. Fit was a bit tight but loosened up after my first ride. It's big enough and strong enough to power my big powder skis but light and comfy for a long day touring. Couldn't be happier.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Great boot! Stiffer than I expected for a touring boot! Over very stoked on these boots and they live up to the hype. MY only issue is I have a narrow foot and these do not fit the best for that. They seem very durable after initial impressions as well.
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
"These boots are extremely light and have a large range of motion while in walk mode making them easy on the ups. Most boots like this don't have adequate stiffness to ski well, but these maintain that torsional rigidity and feel quite responsive. They feel like they are constructed of high quality materials and will last many seasons."
My favorite touring boot.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I recently transitioned to the Maestrale and I am completely in love with it. It has such a perfect fit. Ive spent multiple days in a row in the backcountry wearing these boots and never got a single blister. The movement when in walk mode is great and moves smoothly. Highly recommended touring boot
Can I use my Maestrales in an alpine binding? Resort boots are giving out and wanted to know if I can use the Maestrales in their stead. Have similar BSL (within 1 BSL unit of each other).
Does Backcountry.com ever stock the larger sizes of this boot (32-33 mondo)?