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    SCARPA’s New F1 Evo Ski Boot Earns Three ‘Best New Gear’ Media Awards

    SCARPA North America (SNA) and EDELRID | ActionHub

    SCARPA’s new F1 Evo ski-touring boot, which is new for Fall 2014 and offers a unique pairing of light weight, downhill ski performance, and new technology in alpine-touring boots, earned three media awards at the recent Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show.

    The three awards, Outside Magazine’s Gear of the Show Award, Gear Junkie’s Best in Show Award, and Gear Institute’s Best New Gear Award, call out the most groundbreaking new gear shown each season at the Outdoor Retailer show.

    “Every winter, alpine touring boots get lighter, stiffer, more comfortable, and way easier to use. But it’s not that often that we hear about one being a ‘game changer,” Outside Magazine’s editors write in bestowing their award. “As a result, we were skeptical when SCARPA claimed that its F1 Evo boot transitions automatically from hyper flexy walk more to a respectably stiff ski mode when clicked into tech bindings. But then we stepped into the boots, clicked into bindings, and became believers.”

    Along with its remarkable performance to weight ratio, a 95 flex index combined with 62 degrees range of angle motion at 2 pounds, 7 ounces per boot, the F1 Evo’s automatic, Tronic ski/walk mode turned heads at the show.  The hands-free Tronic mechanism switches automatically from to ski to walk mode and vice versa based on whether the heel is locked into the binding.

    Designed for the touring-focused skier who wants ultimate performance and function in a super-light package, the F1 Evo uses SCARPA’s Carbon Core Technology, a carbon-fiber frame that runs the length of the boot under the foot and provides stiffness for ultimate power transfer to the ski while retaining the progressive flex skiers seek in the upper boot. Closure and adjustment of the boot is achieved with a combination of a Boa closure system on the lower boot and a buckle and power strap combination on the upper boot. Inside, a heat-moldable Intuition liner features a flex zone for excellent mobility. Men’s and women’s specific versions are available.

    Notably, given all of the technology offered in the F1 Evo, boot will retail for $699.

    Logo courtesy SCARPA

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