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The world's lightest four-buckle AT boot... power and lightness combine to create the perfect touring boot in the Scarpa Maestrale.
The folks at Scarpa tell us the Maestrale is the world's lightest 4-buckle randonee boot. We haven't weighed every boot ever made, but at only 3,032g (6 lbs. 10 oz.) per pair, it's easy to believe.
The Scarpa Maestrale is one of the best of the new generation of AT boots that combine the best of freeride and pure touring AT boots. Impeccably designed, the Maestrale can drive a ski, efficient on long flat approaches, and comfortable enough you'll keep it on when you take a break to warm up back in the hut.... before you get back out there. Winner of many awards and accolades the bright orange Maestrale is easily recognized on the feet of backcountry skiers and ski mountaineers 40deg of incredible range of motion offers comfortable and efficient touring Alpine Axial Tongues open laterally via hinges on the side of the boot- fight no more with your boots before early morning ascents! Four lightweight adjustable Magnesium Mirage buckles control volume while elastic power strap offers power transfer Durable Vibram(R) Mistral sole ensures sure-footing on rime covered rocks and icy parking lots alike Wiregate Tour-lock buckle clasp keeps the upper buckle in place for quick uphill/downhill transitions Dynafit patented Quick-step tech fittings and Fitting Indicator make Dynafit, Onyx or La Sportiva bindings a snap Intuition Pro Flex G liner is warm and fits well out of the box; can be professionally heat molded for a custom fit Shells are vegetable-based Pebax(R) Renew recyclable material Forefoot Last Width: 101 mm
Coming in at the affordable end of Scarpa's AT line, the Maestrale GT Alpine Touring Boot blends touring ability, downhill performance, and value, making it a great first AT boot or all-rounder for skiers who aren't looking to smash the piggy bank. It's virtually identical to its big brother the Maestrale 1. 0, but weighs about one pound more and has several different features, most notably a pre-formed Instant-Fit GT liner instead of a moldable Intuition liner and aluminum buckles instead of the 1. 0's lighter magnesium offerings. The differences end there, though; the GT has the same design, starting with the polyurethane shell and Pebax tongue that give it a touring-friendly 100 flex, a comfortable 101mm last, and 39 of cuff rotation for smooth, easy uphill performance. It also features Scarpa's new Mirage Pro Ski/Walk mode, which uses two locking pins for powerful, consistent energy transfer, and offers forward lean angles of 16 and 20 so you can customize your stance to fit the conditions and your skiing style. Although it only has a 100 flex rating, the GT is plenty tough enough for most descents. Scarpa designed it with an Evo V-Frame cuff for increased rearward stiffness and power transmission, and modified the classic front-hinging Cabrio tongue design to open to the side, letting the boot buckle more efficiently through the forefoot for serious volume control. That means you never have to settle for your feet feeling sloppy or pinched. The top buckle comes with a wiregate Tour-Lock clasp, which flips up to keep the bale settled in the ladder even when it's unbuckled, making it easy to buckle down and go when you're ready to rip, and the Vibram Cayman rubber sole takes the terror out of walking on exposed rock and icy ridges. As a finishing touch, Scarpa included a Fitting Indicator System along with the Dynafit Quick Step-In tech inserts, making it easy to align your boot and binding for quick, pain-free step-ins.