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Balancing best-in-class features at a great price, the women's Scarpa Freedom randonee boots pair alpine performance with light weight and 27deg of cuff range for excellent tourability.
Features of the Scarpa Women's Freedom 100 Boot Intuition speed ride liner Mountain piste sole Oversized buckle Oversized power strap Ride power block
One boot, on-piste or off, and zero compromise? The women's New Freedom is it. Swap soles between alpine or tech, no problem. The IntuitionA(R) liner is warm, light, and thermo-moldable for a custom fit. The walk mode offers so much movement, you could wear the thing to yoga class. But you probably shouldn't. The Freedom offers breakthrough performance - think heli drops, pillow lines, your slack-jawed sisters awed at you going big - but at a more accessible price, thanks in part to the tried-and-true polyurethane in place of PebaxA(R). Three buckles and a power strap, Italian made, all psych and stoked you need to charge hard. Features Heat moldable for precise comfort and fit. An oversized top buckle allows maximum response without adding weight A huge powerstrap increases adjustability and responsiveness in the boot cuff. The Ride Powerblock Walk Mode provides maximum power on the downhill and a frictionless 27 degrees range of cuff motion on the up. VibramA(R) injected rubber outsole for maximum walking grip with durable anti-friction TPU inserts. Compatible with all alpine bindings.
There's a lot to be said for a pure touring set-up, but it doesn't come cheap. If striking a balance between uphill and downhill performance without breaking the bank on new boots and bindings is more your style, the Scarpa Freedom Women's Alpine Touring Boot is probably something you'll be into. The Freedom has Vibram Mountain Piste rubber soles, which are designed to function with traditional alpine DIN bindings, but can be switched out for tech-compatible soles if you decide you need improved uphill performance, or your grandma sends you an unexpected pair of tech bindings for your b-day. Your hiking will be golden even without super-light tech bindings, though, since the Freedom leads the women's A/T boot category with a 27-degree range of cuff movement; simply switch the Ride Power Block into hike mode to disengage the cuff, or lock it down to drive the 110-flex Freedom down whatever line you've been eyeing. Once you're locked in, shredding the downhill is as easy as crushing the skin track. The Freedom is built with Carbon Core Technology, which molds the lower PU shell around a carbon-fiber frame, yielding a boot that's strong and stiff without carrying any unnecessary weight, so you can drive even chubby freeride skis without worrying that they'll overwhelm your boots. The upper cuff, also made of PU, is designed to accommodate women's feet and legs, with a narrower heel, lower calf, and a higher instep that work with the FR Women's liner and adjustable spoiler to create an excellent fit right out of the box.
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