The SCARPA Alien Boots employs some radical technology to obtain a race weight at a reasonable price. With walkability similar to hiking boots and skiability similar to a heavier kit, the Aliens are quickly becoming a go-to boot for skimo racers and light and fast tourers.
SCARPA designed these with a more comfortable last than other lightweight boots, and used a BOA closure system instead of a buckle in the forefoot. This allows you to get a precise fit over your instep without consulting a boot doctor with a heat gun. The laced upper buckle system is integrated into the walk/ski mode switch so you can transition between uphill and downhill modes in one simple step. Once pointed downhill, the Alien Propulsion Tech frame provides a sturdy platform for driving skis harder than you would think for a 2 pound boot.
|Weight (pair)||1804g 
|Buckles||1 plus BOA, single throw latch|
|Boot Sole Length||262mm 
|Binding Compatibility||Tech only|
|Forward Lean(s)||9°, 13°|
|Materials||Polyamide shell & cuff|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Rando racing, speed touring|
|Notes||Alien 1.0 with no carbon, thicker liner w/ full coverage, and power strap|
|Bottom Line||Optimal blend of price and weight.|