When you're cooking with gas far from the ski area, the Scarpa
Maestrale RS Alpine Touring Ski Boots are going to be the right call. Powerful, light, and with a huge range of movement for covering miles in vast skin strides, the Maestrale R$ is money on the uphill AND the down. Lightly re-designed for 2015 with a smoother, self-lubricating ski / walk mechanism and a revised, easy to adjust power strap that's easy to grab with your gloves still on, the RS covers all the bases and more. Get a pair of these Really Special touring boots and see how far you can go.
Last: 101 mm - A medium wide forefoot combined with comfortable instep height provide a comfortable, all day fit for a majority of skiers.
Flex: 120 - Stiff and powerful flex for those who charge hard when they tour.
Evo V-Frame Cuff - Increases stiffness of the rear of the cuff for better power transmission.
Intuition Pro Flex RS Liner - Fully heat-moldable Intuition liner with Ultralon® Foam creates the best custom fit on the market. Double pull tabs // Front reinforcement // Cuff reinforcement // Tongue closure // Flat external stitching
Shell / Cuff - Polyamide
Tongue - A Pebax® monoinjected tongue allows a better and progressive transmission of impulse to the ski during downhill. When combined with the Predator HRS Instep Strap, this tongue provides excellent skiing performance in any situation for a ski mountaineering boot.
Choice of 16˚ or 20˚ Forward Lean
Mirage Pro Ski / Walk Mechanism - Self-lubricating mechanism moves freely while walking and skinning and a dual-pin lock anchors the cuff securely for power transfer on the downhill.
37˚ Range of Cuff Motion
Zeus Buckles - Light, easy to use with gloves on, with even pressure distribution and power
Wiregate Tour Lock - Keeps buckles in place while climbing or skinning
Predator HRS Instep Strap - Locks the tongue against the tibia to increase support and stiffness while skiing
Scarpa® Finger Strap - A PU tab sewn to the power strap makes adjustments easy while wearing gloves.
Vibram® Cayman Sole - The Cayman sole features smooth rubber at the toe for longevity and consistent boot / binding fit, strategically thinned rubber areas to save weight, and a re-designed lugged rubber profile to reduce snow buildup.
Ventilation Windows - Mesh lined windows at the rear of the boot cuff allow venting to keep your liners dry and feet cool.