SCARPA Alien

Brand: SCARPA
Model: Alien
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Availability: Fall - Notify Me
Price: $699.95

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 sits on the fence between skimo racing and steep and deep backcountry touring, this Alien is frighteningly light and nauseatingly powerful. With the ski/walk lever positioned in walk mode, this boot has a wider range of motion than your ankle does. While in ski mode you'll have the confidence of a much younger, more limber version of yourself. A simplified closure system lost the velcro powerband, cutting a couple of precious grams so you can fly uphill, moving so fast you'll likely be confused for (you know I'm gonna say it) an Alien.

  • Weighing in at well under a kilo per boot, the updated Alien can easily be considered a competitively weighted race boot, while also being a reliable backcountry boot. Bonkers.
  • A Boa closure system serves the bottom shell of the boot, eliminating pressure points that buckles sometimes cause in favor of the Boa's smooth and even compression.
  • Intuition Cross Fit Tour Lite liner (whata mouthful) is comfy cozy right out of the box, but can be heat molded to your foot with a prescription from the boot doctor.
  • A slightly narrower last (99mm) makes this a great choice for the narrower foot, or perhaps just a more performance oriented fit.
  • Keeping with the extraterrestrial theme, a Vibram UFO sole adorns the lower extremities of this fine piece of Italian engineering.
  • As mentioned in the description above, this boot has a wider range of motion that your ankle probably does-- 72 degrees.
  • Adjustable settings of 9 and 13 degrees of forward lean offer customization for the tinkerer and performance skier alike.
  • Browse the whole SCARPA Alien line here.

Specifications
Weight
-> ounces
870g [27.0]
Weight (pair) 1740g [27.0]
Buckles Cord and Boa
Boot Sole Length 262mm [24]
271mm [25]
279mm [26]
287mm [27]
296mm [28]
305mm [29]
313mm [30]
Binding Compatibility Tech only
Cuff Rotation 72°
Forward Lean(s) 9°, 13°
Design
Materials Carbon infused Grilamid lower and Grilamid FG LFT cuff
Liner Intuition Cross Fit Tour Lite
Sole Vibram UFO
Skimo Co Says
Usage Rando racing, speed touring
Notes Same guts of the Alien 1.0 in a more durable, tourable package
Bottom Line Best priced race-worthy boot on the market

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