The F1 is back! This time with a standard ski/walk mode switch. When the first edition of this boot was recalled due to over-innovation, we had a hard time getting all the boots back from customers (in fact some still have them). That’s because the F1 walks and skis so well that folks were willing to deal with an occasional hiccup in the Tronic hands-free mode switch.
With the new version, you can now have the ski boot you want with reliable transitions at the flip of a lever. Kudos to SCARPA for pushing the boundaries with the F1 Evo, and an even bigger kudos for boldly issuing a recall at the first sign of a quality problem. You can be sure you’re getting a good product with a company that behaves like that.
The F1 is lightweight ski touring boot, with full coverage plastic and comfy Intuition liners. The designers borrowed Alien technology by inserting carbon fiber into the lower shell in a splayed pattern that transfers power directly from your leg to the ski. The boot is topped off with a BOA system that cinches a generous 102mm last for just the right forefoot fit.
|Weight (pair)||2454g |
|Buckles||1 + boa|
|Boot Sole Length||280mm [24.5/25]
|Binding Compatibility||Tech only|
|Forward Lean(s)||20°, 22°|
|Materials||Carbon infused nylon shell w/ Pebax tongue|
|Liner||Intuition Pro Flex Evo|
|Sole||Vibram UFO Evo|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Light & fast touring|
|Notes||Classic ski/walk mode mechanism|
|Bottom Line||Alien-infused touring|