SCARPA is an Italian manufacturer that has been handcrafting footwear since 1938. An early bond formed between the company and the local mountaineering culture that eventually led to its currenty position as a market leader. SCARPA makes a wide range of quality backcountry ski boots, and we are especially impressed with their Alien series.
A fixture at the head of any skimo race, the original Alien 1.0 established a new performance-to-weight benchmark. It’s difficult to imagine improving on a winner like this, but no one is arguing the reformulation doesn’t do just that. We’re calling it th..
The zombie Alien apocalypse we really wanted has arrived, and it's looking to be a good time. Updated and back from the dead, the SCARPA Alien ski boot got some renovations that improve upon the previous model. Still the prime choice for the skier who sit..
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 competitor..
Every so often a company will debut a category-shattering display of engineering that seems to break all kinds of rules, defy stereotypes, and spearhead a new generation of skiing. Behold: the Alien RS. Holding true to the da Vinci mantra that "simplicity..
SCARPA says that never before has anything this lightweight provided this much performance. At Skimo Co, we tend to agree. Liberal use of carbon fiber and a cleverly designed minimalist buckle system allows these boots to cross the finish line at a scant ..
Sometimes, when two things are combined, they produce something far greater than the original constituents. History is marked by such fusions: fire and meat, iron and carbon into steel, ski poles and ice axes, J-Lo and Shakira. Now, two of the best option..
What do you get when you merge an Alien with a Maestrale, a race boot with a beef boot, an extraterrestrial with a cold northwesterly wind? You get an F1 race car, er, two-buckle touring boot! As Scarpa's signature backcountry touring boot, the F1 sits at..
Here’s what happened: the recalled F1 Evo boots were melted down, fed to an improved boot making machine, and spit out into boxes. You can now have your boots back, which were the only ones that fit, we know! The improved F1 is virtually the same boot as ..
The Maestrale RS is one of the bestselling backcountry ski boots of all time. Generally, the rule of thumb for a time-tested classic is to not modify it much. That is, unless you plan on making it lighter, increasing stiffness, and vastly improving the wa..
For good reason, the Gea RS was one of the best-selling women’s alpine touring boots of all time. SCARPA gave the 2.0 version a substantial overhaul and it’s better than ever. Substantially increasing the cuff articulation and dropping enough weight to sa..
Racing and touring is hard on liners. Sweat builds up; articulation causes chaffing. Replace your SCARPA boot liners with a fresh pair, listed below by model.
Alien (original) - Also an Intuition liner designed specifically for the 0.0 version. Fully h..
The extra-terrestrial design of the SCARPA Alien / Alien 1.0 boots has one major consequence of shaving all those grams: the liner is exposed to the elements. Remedies include wearing skin-tight suits with stirrups, using this handy gaiter, or only skiing..
It’s time to profess love for your favorite Italian footwear manufacturer to the general public. Made with a very precise 52% Cotton and 48% Polyester blend, the Logo Tee fits in while on a spring ski tour or hanging out at the crag. Speaking of fitting i..
If SCARPA runs through your veins, the time has come for you to don the Women’s Logo Tee. This act is mutually beneficial for both SCARPA and the wearer. SCARPA is being advertised by the wearer using a great conversation starter. The wearer is being trea..
Alien Cord Catch - The riveted hook on the cuff that secures the end of the cord of your Alien, Alien 1.0, Alien 1.1, or Alien 3.0. The rivets are different depending on whether they attach on the inside (i.e. between your legs) or outside of the boots, s..
All parts sold as individuals unless noted otherwise. Note that the Alien 1.1 refers to the newest updated model of the Alien 1.0, though Scarpa still calls this boot the Alien 1.0 despite the changes made.
Alien 1.0 Tour Lever: The ski/walk lever for ..
F1 Power Strap x1: The upper Velcro powerstrap for the Scarpa F1. Be sure to order the correct size and left vs right.
Maestrale/Gea RS 2.0 Powerstrap x1: The velcro powerstrap for the Maestrale/Gea RS 2.0. Be sure to order the correct size and left vs..
Alien/F1 Large Boa Guide: The larger of the two Boa guides, usually found closer to the cuff of your boot.
F1 Medium Boa Guide: The Boa guide closest to the toe on your F1s.
Alien/F1 Small Boa Guide: The smallest and narrowest Boa guide, closest to ..
All parts sold as individuals unless noted otherwise.
Alien 1.0 Cuff Bushing: The bushing that helps your boot walk and is probably worn out if you’re looking for it.
Alien 1.0 Knurled Cuff Spacer: A ridged spacer used in the cuff pivot of the Alien..