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Fresh from our friends on Alpha Centauri (sick mountains there, check 'em out if you haven't), the Scarpa Alien Alpine Touring Boot splits the difference between full-blown rando racing boot and hardcore tourer, with a nylon/carbon shell and cuff that are plenty light enough to crush the skin track while still handling their business on steep faces and in shotgun couloirs. The Alien's most distinguishing feature is the fit. Not many boots can boast a micro-adjustable Boa closure system, but the Alien uses it to secure the foot smoothly and evenly, completely eliminating pressure points and dead spots. Your feet will also dig the HRP Intuition Liner, which is instantly comfortable and offers superb touring performance in any conditions, as well as the UFO Vibram Sole (also recently received from our space friends) which cushions shocks and provides top-notch traction in all kinds of terrain. Of course, what's most important about a lightweight, race-bred touring boot is its uphill performance. The Alien has a 2-piece construction that locks into ski mode and opens with a single A-Light buckle, providing 60 degrees of uphill-touring power and variable degrees of forward lean between 9 and 13 degrees for the way down. When you're locked in ski mode, the Alien's Propulsion Tech System ensures that the cuff remains stiff, giving you all the power and edge grip you need to handle the steep and icy sections that are part of every serious ski descent. Scarpa also gave the Alien a Quick Step-In system, which uses indicators and self-guiding notches to make it easy to step into your tech bindings, even in snowy spots.
Scarpa's Alien Boots are the perfect crossover boot between the rando racing world and the world of advanced and speed-efficient ski touring. There is now a soft internal cuff to keep snow out of the boot and the gaiter will no longer be needed.
If you're entering a randonee race or want to dramatically lighten up your backcountry touring setup, then the sleek Scarpa Alien Randonee Boots are for you.
Too light for this worldThe Scarpa Alien looks like a boot from another world and it tours like one too At under 2 pounds per boot these wont weigh you down no matter how many miles youre traveling The real story though is the unbelievable articulation In walk mode the boot basically feels like a running shoe While many boots on the market offer an impressive range of motion they do so with a lot of resistance The Alien provides 60 degrees of virtually resistance free motion so you can walkskinor run with a natural and unobstructed stride The cuff is closed as the boot is switched into ski mode so the pull of one lever is all it takes for a quick transition to ski modeScarpa designed these boots with a 99mm last and a super easytouse Boa system Even if youre suffering on the way uphill your feet wont be Once you do get to the top and point the boots downhill youll be surprised at how well they perform Scarpas Alien Tech frame provides loads of stability for a superlight boot so you can drive your skis hard and fast Features Benefits Race width 99mm last Sticky Vibram UFO sole Polyamide construction Thermomoldable liner with flex zone for easy touring Boa foot enclosure system 9 or 13 degree adjustable forward lean