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SCARPA’S Pebax Rnew AT and Tele boots, lower impact and higher performance

Feb. 10th 2011

Skiers are persnickety. We claim to be for the environment, but sometimes our quest for glory comes with a price. We want high performance tools of the trade, which are oftentimes at odds with environmental responsibility. Not to worry… in the case with some SCARPA ski boots, choosing high performance gear may also be the right call for the environment.

In 2009, SCARPA introduced its Planet Friendly program, which marked our most comprehensive effort at building footwear while minimizing our environmental impact.

From reducing carbon footprint, energy consumption,  or after-life impact, we are working with our suppliers to use materials and technologies to help us make footwear that really is lower-impact product.

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Meastrale, Gea set the bar in lightweight, four-buckle alpine-touring boots

Nov. 30th 2010

Now that it’s officially ski season (and the good news is, it has been for while in many parts of North America), people can get down to the business of ski touring. And we are excited about touring this season here at SCARPA North America …

Beyond the usual seasonal stoke, we’re excited because we’ve introduced what we believe are a couple of bar-setting/category-defining products this season, the Meastrale and the Gea, which is the women’s counterpart to the Meastrale. What’s so cool, you ask?

Well, if you will indulge … these are the lightest (3 lbs, 6 ozs. and 2 lbs. 15 ounces per boot respectively), stiffest, four-buckle alpine-touring boots currently on the market. Add to that an astounding 39 degrees of cuff range and 24 degree backward from vertical (measured off the ankle pivot point, for you techies out there, and we do know you’re out there), and you’ve got some boots that rule for going uphill. But, what’s even more notable is they pack a pretty amazing amount of punch for going down. They’ll drive a pretty big ski … which is good since skis keep getting bigger.

But, yeah, we make ‘em, so we understand: you’re skeptical.

So don’t take our word for it. We were stoked to get some independent verification over at WildSnow.com earlier this year, so check out what the notoriously techy (and we mean that in the most positive sense of the word) testers over WS HQ thought about the Meastrale.

Long story short, we’re pretty stoked on these boots, because

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