La Sportiva Sparkle

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Take your backcountry ascents and descents up a couple of notches withthe La Sportiva Women's Sparkle Alpine Touring Boot.Not only is it the lightestfour-buckle alpine touring boot on the market, the Sparkle also has a truesixty degrees of cuff motion for effortless hiking and skinning. The bootfeatures an EZ-Flex tongue rib and EZ-Flex thermo-formable liner that worktogether to provide smooth travel through the sixty degrees of cuff motion. TheVibram rubber sole grips snow and rock well, and the low-profile,micro-adjustable Pegasus buckles are tucked well out of the way of any rockcontact that could make you lose your footing while traversing rough terrain. For unmatched power on the descents,La Sportiva reinforced the backbone of the Sparkle with stiff, lightweightcarbon fiber that helps give the boot a burly 110 flex rating. The four-buckledesign with a power strap allows for precise fit adjustments, and the boot iscompatible with tech style or DIN-sytle AT bindings. The boot also comes withthe option of choosing between three preset forward lean options of 10, 14, and18 degrees.

- Backcountry.com

The La Sportiva Sparkle boot, for women, is the lightest 4-buckle boot on the market, weighing just 1,245 grams (2.75 pounds) per boot in size 24. The boots feature 60-degree range of motion in touring mode, so a skier's stride is limited more by ankle flexibility than by the Sparkle boots. The backbone of the Sparkle is carbon-reinforced Grilamid, and the shell and tongue are also Grilamid, which has excellent progressive flex. The award-winning Sparkle can drive wider backcountry skis without charging a weight tax, in the backcountry.-- Grilamid shell and Pebax cuff-- Carbon-reinforced Grilamid backbone-- 4 Pegasus buckles(R) with optional power strapEZ Thermo moldable liner-- 3 preset forward lean options (10, 14, 18 degrees)-- Vibram sole

- OMCgear

Head for the highest mountains with La Sportiva's alpine-focused Sparkle AT boot. Four high-placed buckles can be micro-adjusted while locked in, providing a narrow profile with a custom fit. The massive 60-degree (+30, -30) cuff range and tongue bellow make walking, climbing and hustling as easy as the skiing. This lightweight, backcountry boot aims to get you out & back with unhindered motion & unsurpassed efficiency.

- Mountain Gear