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 options for backcountry boots have joined forces to form the all-new, all-powerful F1 LT. By combining lightweight race features from the immensely popular Alien RS with the time-tested durable and reliable F1, SCARPA has created a boot that will change the game for years to come. While some boots may walk the line between race boot and touring boot, the F1 LT is the line. Built for long and fast tours as well as deep, technical descents, this is the boot for skiers who want to chase the most ambitious of objectives while spitting at the notion that skiability and weight are trade-offs.
The lower of the F1 LT was inspired by the Alien RS: made with a Carbon Grilamid LFT shell that is built with the same 3D Lambda Torsion Frame used by the RS to provide more direct power from your foot to the ski, the lower is secured by a simple Boa dial that cinches the waterproof gaiter across the top of your foot providing a quick, dry, and secure fit. Strategic cutouts on the exterior eliminate excess weight and material wherever possible while maintaining enough structural rigidity to drive high-fat skis with ease and confidence. The cuff (also made of the same Carbon Grilamid LFT) trades out the cord-closure of the RS for an F1 buckle strap to increase power and reliability and an additional removable powerstrap for even more control on the descent. The spring-loaded ski-walk mechanism is easy to flip and provides an incredible amount of low-friction articulation that will make sure these boots are the last thing to hold you back when speeding uphill. The F1 LT is the boot that will make freeride skiers want to race and make racers want to freeride. Plus, a sexy orange-black paint job will give your ski partners something to look at as you fly past them in your new SCARPA F1 LT's.
- The prodigal child of two of SCARPA's most popular boots, the F1 LT sets the bar for other hybrid race/touring boots.
- Carbon Grilamid LFT construction ensures the highest possible power-to-weight ratio.
- 3D Lambda Torsion Frame increases direct power transmission from foot to ski.
- Boa-secured waterproof gaiter will keep your feet cozy and dry.
- Dynafit Quick Insert tech fittings make stepping in a breeze.
- Ankles rejoice! 72° degrees of motion is a 10° improvement over the previous F1 and is more akin to that of race boots.
- A surprisingly powerful race boot, or an impressively light touring daily driver, this boot can and will do it all.
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|Weight (pair)||2082g [27.0]|
|Buckles||Velcro strap and Boa, w/ additional top power strap|
|Boot Sole Length||270mm 
|Binding Compatibility||Tech only|
|Forward Lean(s)||9°, 11°, 13° (+/- 2°)|
|Materials||Carbon Grilamid LFT|
|Liner||Intuition Cross Fit Tour LT|
|Sole||Vibram UFO RS|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Light and fast touring with confident downhill performance.|
|Notes||Top powerstrap which is removable to shed weight.|
|Bottom Line||A light-as-possible touring boot that boasts the reliability, durability, and skiability of traditionally heavier boots.|
Questions & Reviews
Then I tried the Dynafit PDG2 to explore lightweight options. After lots of fitting it still fits and skis terribly (for me). Maybe I need the crutch of a big boot to compensate for lack of balance and skill?
Anyway, I'm interested in this new F1 LT. Is there any similarity in fit between the Maestrale RS and the new boot? Similar sizing? And, most importantly, can the shell be blown out around the MTP joints?
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