A third Alien has landed! And this one is not cheap like the 1.0. That’s because SCARPA used 100% carbon fiber in both the upper and lower shell, shedding hundreds of grams in the process. The result is a skimo racing machine, built for serious competitors. And also folks like us who enjoy touring in carbon boots for the amazing walk mode and stiff downhills. In that respect this is the best carbon boot yet, since the integrated gaiter keeps out the snow when you’re breaking trail, obviating the need for gaiter accessories or fancy pants (admittedly we’ll still wear fancy pants).
SCARPA integrated the BOA system from other Alien boots, providing the most snug forefoot fit in category. They also kept the amazing Vibram UFO soles that have proven durable across so many miles of the Wasatch and beyond. Also notably, the Alien 3.0 is the first all-carbon boot to use Dynafit Quick Step inserts, speeding up those step-in transitions. This is the new boot to lust after or buy and enjoy.
* Please note sizes are Euro.
|Weight (pair)||1160g |
|Buckles||Rope plus BOA, single throw latch|
|Boot Sole Length|
|Binding Compatibility||Tech only|
|Forward Lean(s)||14°, 18°|
|Materials||Carbon shell and cuff, pebax tongue|
|Liner||Intuition Race 3.0|
|Sole||Vibram UFO 3.0|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Racing and winning|
|Notes||Dynafit Quick Step inserts|
|Bottom Line||Top-of-the-podium racer, top-of-the-fun tourer|