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Sound Off: What SCARPA’s CEO Thinks of the New F1 Evo

Oct. 24th 2014

You might have heard of the F1 Evo by now—whether you’ve read about it in magazines, spotted it on social media, or caught a glimpse of its bright blue color out in the backcountry. But what you haven’t heard yet is SCARPA North America CEO Kim Miller’s opinion of the now famous boot with a hands-free, automatic walk/ski mode. Our fearless leader breaks down the latest in a long line of award-winning alpine touring boots: the revolutionary F1 Evo.

Q: What is SCARPA’s goal with the F1 Evo?

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Teton Gravity Research Reviews the F1 Evo

Oct. 14th 2014

Teton Gravity Research took the F1 Evo for a tour through British Columbia. What did they think of the boots? Read the article here.

Teton Gravity Research: SCARPA F1 Evo Touring Boot 2014-15

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SCARPA F1 Evo: The Army of One

Oct. 1st 2014

It’s no secret the savvy backcountry skier values efficiency. While he or she might be unkempt in other aspects of their lives, skiing isn’t one of them. Long days in the snowy hills depend on it. For the entire history of backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering, the melding of light and stiff has played an elemental role in the advancement of the Alpine Touring boot. While there is no such thing as the perfect AT boot, SCARPA’s F1 Evo comes as close as any.

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SCARPA F1 Evo: First Ski Boot to Earn Outside Magazine Gear of the Year

Sep. 17th 2014

From the start, we at SCARPA have been pretty excited about the F1 Evo. A ski boot that combines a featherweight 2.5 pounds per boot with a relatively stiff flex (95 flex index) and 62 degrees of cuff motion, the F1 Evo also offers a first in alpine-touring boot technology: a ski/walk mechanism that automatically locks and unlocks the cuff of the boot based on whether or not the boot is locked into the heel of the binding.

And it’s nice when others verify you were indeed on the right track.

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Celebrating the Climb: Vitamin, Tech Ascent & Techno X

Aug. 14th 2014

Leaving the trail is only the first step. Boulders, talus, scree and slabs often make up the landscape that lies between our beloved rock climbing and our feet. For that, we know it’s best to have friction. Whatever the mountaineering objective, SCARPA wants you to scramble with confidence every step of the way.

Photo credit: David Allfrey

That’s why we’ve produced three category-defining shoes—two approach and one climbing shoe—that are born from decades of experience and crafted through a culture that attends to detail like no other. The result: efficient, strong and comfortable shoes that will deliver you to the base of potential glory.

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Dream Job: Heinz Mariacher Builds Your Rock Shoes

Jun. 4th 2014

Heinz Mariacher’s biggest impact on climbing might be on climbers’ feet—he’s the wizard behind many groundbreaking climbing shoe designs, and likely the only shoe designer most climbers know by name. But his beginnings in shoe design sprang from an intense passion for the sport, and the hard, bold routes he has climbed on the foreboding limestone peaks of Italy’s Dolomites.

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The Media Loves The SCARPA TRU and Ion

May. 16th 2014

Outside Magazine’s featured the TRU in their summer buyer’s guide, calling the shoe the “most welcoming of the low-and-light trail shoes here.”

Trail Runner Magazine reviewed the SCARPA Ion in their trail-shoe review issue, writing that the Ion “excels on gnarly terrain, offering excellent purchase on mucky, rocky trails.

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Trail Running From Snakes in Baja Sur

May. 14th 2014

Based in Anchorage, Alaska, Matt and Agnes Hage take pride in producing authentic photography for outdoor brands around the world. This time, they took off to Baja California, Mexico for some adventurous trail running with some rad shoes.

Having lived my entire life in Alaska, I’d never really gotten to know snakes. But, as I learned, there’s something primordial embedded in my DNA that kicks in during a snake encounter.

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The Trail-Running Family Grows With Three New Shoes

May. 7th 2014

There’s a niche in your training program for a great pair of trail runners – whether you’re dedicated to the sport or just using the single track as a transition-season training tool. But, like any outdoor endeavor, there are different ways to approach trail running, and different styles of doing it.

For Spring 2014, SCARPA introduces three new shoes that help create its most well-rounded trail-running program yet. Building on the success of its award-winning Spark, SCARPA has created a family of complimentary shoes for your trail running adventures. Meet the Ignite, Ion and TRU.

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Meet The Family Instinct

Mar. 6th 2014

We had a vision. We wanted a set of climbing shoes to cover the spectrum of technical climbing, bouldering and everything in between. They would be shoes that could defeat any boulder problem, any steep overhang, any wall. They would edge, smear, toe in, but also stand alone. They would be a family of shoes.

Meet the family Instinct.

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