La Sportiva Spitfire
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The La Sportiva Spitfire is right at home on a randonee race start line, but in the mountains where speed is saftey, it's featherweight performance can also help you climb out of trouble, in a hurry. The CPR cuff reduces weight but it also adds side-to-side stiffness for downhill power. Combine this boot with a ski under 100 mm (at the waist), and you'll have a rig that can float uphill and down.-- Compatible with all tech bindings. Not compatible with plate style bindings-- Grilamid(R) shell with Carbon Reinforced Polymer (CRP) Cuff(TM)-- Fast Lock System(TM)/ Vertebra Technology(TM) with Cam Closure System(TM)-- Features Skimo Liner with Palau(R) thermo-moldable EVA, a patented lacing system that allows for a custom fit, and built-in flex zones-- Highly durable 75 A" rubber toe and heel inserts
At half the weight of a standard AT boot, the La Sportiva Spitfire Alpine Touring Boot is the go-to choice for seasoned ski-mountaineers and touring freeriders who know that speed and efficiency are critical to safety in the mountains. The Spitfire's carbon-fiber-reinforced 'exoskeleton' offers precision and performance during the descent without the need for a stiff, heavy tongue. When the ascent gets rocky and technical, you'll appreciate the EX Flex tongue and the extra-hard edging platforms for secure footholds and the soft rubber under the forefoot and heel for shock absorption.
Blurring the lines between the world of racing and the world of touring, the Spitfire Boot from La Sportiva provides high performance in a super-lightweight boot. The Carbon Fiber cuff combined with the Grilamid shell and thermo-moldable lining ensures you stay warm and comfortable without compromising on your high ski mountaineering demands. The exoskeleton-like Vertebra Technology is the backbone of the cuff construction supplying power & precision while downhill skiing even as the flex-hinge system in both the boot tongue & its liner gives you freedom of movement that translates directly into comfort.
- Mountain Gear