SKI MOUNTAINEERING BOOTS: CHOOSING THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOUR NEEDS

Whether you're off on a quick excursion or a real trek, a long trip in the mountains or an electrifying descent on fresh snow, every ski mountaineer needs the right gear to perform at their best at high altitudes. To meet your every need, La Sportiva has developed a high-tech line of boots, and this year has seen some exciting new additions.

SKI MOUNTAINEERING BOOTS: CHOOSING THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOUR NEEDS

Skorpius CR II

When you think of classic ski mountaineering – making your way over a towering crest, wearing your skis on your shoulder wherever bare rock appears through the snow – you should be picturing the Skorpius CR II boots on your feet. Combining lightness for the ascent with maximum performance and rigidity for the descent, these boots refuse to compromise. The innovative shell design, made from bio-based Pebax® Rnew and reinforced with carbon fibres, allowed La Sportiva to reduce the thickness and weight of the materials while keeping the boots remarkably sturdy. Equipped with the SWING-LOCK™ pivotal rotation ski/walk system, these boots allow you to shift gear extremely quickly, protecting the mechanical parts from accidental impacts against rocks and facilitating walking in trickier areas. This season, the Skorpius CR II design was upgraded with the innovative BOA® Fit System, which provides incredibly precise shell adjustment, whether you're going uphill or downhill. Designed for the most demanding ski mountaineers, the Skorpius CR II boots are the ideal companion for tackling significant gradients on technical terrain and in the most remote locations.

 

 

Solar II and Stellar II

A new look for the beloved Solar and Stellar boots: this season, these two La Sportiva icons have been equipped with a high-tech upgraded fastening system. Thanks to the BOA® Fit System, which provides an exceptionally precise fit and makes the shell easier to put on and fasten, the Solar II and Stellar II boast all the necessary features for any ski mountaineers, from beginners in search of multi-purpose, high-performance and comfortable boots to experienced users looking for the perfect balance between uphill performance, downhill performance and comfort.

Perfect for heading off-piste, when ski mountaineers need more structured and reactive boots in order to handle any snow conditions, the Solar II and Stellar II two-buckle boots guarantee excellent flexibility and resistance to low temperatures thanks to their bio-based Pebax® Rnew® shells, which ensure optimal mobility to move quickly and safely in any situation.

 

 

Vanguard

 Maximum power for the descent, lightness and comfort for the ascent: the Vanguard is a modern boot for adventurous ski mountaineers, designed for both touring and free-touring activities. Thanks to its innovative design and the unique construction of the cuff, the Vanguard is sturdy and reactive, like other boots designed for freeride and alpine skiing, while its low weight and the 63° cuff flex provide comfort and lightness comparable to a two-buckle boot.

Made from high-end plastic materials, combined with glass and carbon fibres, Vanguard boots are a sustainable option thanks to the use of bio-based Pebax® Rnew® 1100, a biocompatible material derived from castor oil. A state-of-the-art addition to La Sportiva's ski mountaineering range, this boot combines advanced wear resistance, lightness, a comfortable fit and impressive power transmission to the skis. To complete the high-tech design, the Ultralon® liner and the durable Vibram® V-Lug sole guarantee greater comfort, precision and strength during high-altitude adventures.

 

 

Foto: Claudia Ziegler, Federico Ravassard

 

Vanguard

Available colors: 1
As low as €735.90

Vanguard Woman

Available colors: 1
As low as €735.90

Skorpius CR II

Available colors: 1
As low as €691.90

Stellar II

Available colors: 1
As low as €603.90

Solar II

Available colors: 1
As low as €603.90