La Sportiva Sparkle

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The La Sportiva's Sparkle Alpine Touring Boots are some of the lightest 4-buckle Alpine Touring boots on the market. The Sparkle achieves one the greatest ranges of cuff rotation in their class. The patented design allows a full 60 degrees of ankle movement and the Vertebra construction adds support for downhill performance. The exclusive, low-profile Pegasus buckle system allows macro and micro adjustability for a precise fit. The EZ Flex tongue is designed to work seamlessly with the Women's specific EZ Flex Liner so that inner and outer boots mesh cleanly while walking or skinning.

- CampSaver.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

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 lightest 4 buckle boot on the marketDont be fooled by the color scheme The la sportiva Sparkle is just like the mens Spectre only in sizes that fit womenLa Sportiva knows that you would probably rather walk around in hiking boots than ski boots so they designed the Sparkle with this preference in mind The EZ Flex liner is specifically designed to work with the EZ Flex tongue to provide unrestricted range of motion without having to fuss with different tongue options The sole is grippy and sticky like a hiking boot so you can feel confident on any rocky ascents or just walking across the parking lot to your car The first thing that many people notice is the low profile Pegasus buckle system that will allow you to really dial in the comfort This ultralight buckle system allows virtual limitless adjustment for a comfortable fit Plus the settings stay put when you open the buckles for long hikes so you dont need to fuss with ladder steps when you tighten the boots back up A traditional walkmode lever allows you to stiffen up the boot to power down any descent La Sportiva uses carbon fiber to reinforce the backbone of the Sparkle bringing the flex rating to a powerful 110 To dial in downhill performance canting and forward lean settings are adjustable Users can choose from 10 14 and 18 degrees of forward lean This may be the lightest 4 buckle boot on the market but it still rips descentsFeatures Benefits Comfortable 1025mm last Dual density Vibram sole Pebax grilamid and carbon fiber construction Thermomoldable liner with flex zone for easy touring Low profile Pegasus buckles 10 14 or 18 degree adjustable forward lean

- Bentgate.com

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