La Sportiva Spitfire
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Look to La Sportiva's Spitfire Alpine Touring Ski Boot for all-around ski mountaineering and speedy touring. The Spitfire is surprisingly stiff on the downhill for how flexible and light it feels on the uphill. Its G-Shell consists of a low-profile Grilamid outer for ultralight durability, and Vertebra Technology uses a carbon reinforced polymer cuff to ensure performance while driving wide skis. A CRP Cuff gives the Spitfire an amazing 68 degree range of motion for maximum agility while climbing on ice and rock or skinning up steep switchbacks. La Sportiva also equipped the Spitfire with a Fast Lock System that works with the Cam Closure System's walk mode for a quick release when you switch from walk to ski mode. The QuickBuckle and EZ Cable ensure a secure fit while skiing that doesn't inhibit the boot's flexibility on the hike up. Inside the boot, you have a removable Palau thermo-moldable EVA liner and WarmSole insert, which make the Spitfire one of the warmest two-buckle boots on the market. Despite a wide last, A 2BT Tech Heel minimizes the volume around your heel for a precise fit.
As a crossover performer, the La Sportiva Spitfire Alpine touring boots can rando-race in the morning and freeride in the afternoon. Designed for ski mountaineers who want reduced weight, but not reduced skiing performance, the Spitfire is a very solid choice. -- 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-- Skimo thermo-moldable liner with flex zones, EZ Flex hinge system and patented lacing system
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