La Sportiva is turning things upside down. This time, we are talking about ski walk/mode levers. The new Speedfire™ closure system incorporates a rear lever that latches at the top instead of the more-familiar bottom where it can become packed with snow when booting. The design goals remain the same as the original Spitfire: speed and performance. The former is accomplished through use of lightweight materials and one-motion transitions. The latter goal is met by incorporating carbon fiber reinforcements into the upper cuffs and stiff Ergal aluminum into the vertebrae. Sportiva also tacked on another goal: compatibility. The Spitfire 2.0 is the first boot to work with step-in frame bindings, Dynafit-style tech bindings, and also the unique TR2 binding from Ski Trab. The result of all these goals is a truly special ski boot that meets the needs of similarly goal-oriented mountaineers.
Update 2016/17: The Spitfire has a minor version number increase. The "2.1" has a re-designed upper buckle that makes it a bit easier to open and close. The rest of the boot remains awesome.
Update 2017/18: Sportiva updated the color scheme and re-worked the instep buckle with a toothed design.
|Weight (pair)||2260g |
|Boot Sole Length||277mm [25/25.5]
|Binding Compatibility||Tech, Frame, TR2|
|Forward Lean(s)||12°, 14°, 16°|
|Materials||Grilamid shell, PA12 nylon + carbon fiber cuff, Ergal lock lever, Pebax tongue|
|Sole||LazerGrip by Davos®|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||3-way binding compatibility|
|Bottom Line||Beautifully fast & performant|