GEA

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Description

Meet the standard for lightweight alpine touring boots: the original, award-winning Gea, the lightest women’s four-buckle AT boot on the market. With the Gea, SCARPA proves that a boot weighing 3lbs (women’s 25) doesn’t have to come at the expense of power. These boots offer stiffness and uncompromising performance on par with many four-buckle AT boots that weigh significantly more across the board. An innovative Alpine Axial design allows the tongue to open to the side of the boot, giving the Gea the benefits of both overlap- and tongue-style boot construction. Translation: the Gea provides amazing volume adjustment, they’re easy to get in and out of, and there’s no unnecessary weight. The Gea’s design offers a fit that’s anatomically accurate for a woman’s foot. Finer points include magnesium buckles, plant-based Pebax® Rnew plastic, and compatibility with all alpine-touring bindings, including tech-style bindings.

Meet the standard for lightweight alpine touring boots: the original, award-winning Gea, the lightest women’s four-buckle AT boot on the market. With the Gea, SCARPA proves that a boot weighing 3lbs (women’s 25) doesn’t have to come at the expense of power. These boots offer stiffness and uncompromising performance on par with many four-buckle AT boots that weigh significantly more across the board. An innovative Alpine Axial design allows the tongue to open to the side of the boot, giving the Gea the benefits of both overlap- and tongue-style boot construction. Translation: the Gea provides amazing volume adjustment, they’re easy to get in and out of, and there’s no unnecessary weight. The Gea’s design offers a fit that’s anatomically accurate for a woman’s foot. Finer points include magnesium buckles, plant-based Pebax® Rnew plastic, and compatibility with all alpine-touring bindings, including tech-style bindings.

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Specs

  • Flex Index: 100
  • Range of Motion: 39°
  • Inner Boot: Intuition Pro Flex G WMN
  • Shell | Cuff | Tongue: Pebax® Renew
  • Buckles: 4 + Active Power Strap
  • Forward Lean: 13° & 16°
  • Sole: Vibram® Mistral
  • Weight: 1372g; 3lbs (1/2 pair size 25)
  • Size: 22.5 – 27
  • Binding System: TLT, AT
  • Forefoot Last Width: 101mm
  • Product Code: 12040/502

Technologies

  • Booster Strap
  • Quick Step In
  • Intuition
  • Pebax Rnew
  • SCARPA Planet Friendly
  • Vibram

Sizing

SCARPA Sizing Chart

Measure your foot with a ruler, using cm or inches; convert to Euro or US using this chart. If you need mondo sizing, please refer to the SCARPA chart on this page/tab. We recommend you purchase two sizes, the size you think you are plus one .5 size bigger for fit testing at home. As long as the products are in like new condition and the packaging is 100% intact, we will credit you for the returned product.

General fitting rules depend on the product's intended use... follow the appropriate guidelines below for best results.

Trail/mountain/approach/lifestyle products:

  • The bigger/heavier/more supportive the product, the more you may want to upsize .5 - 1full size. Lighter, softer, more supple shoes can be sized closer to your measured size.
  • Note: SCARPA Plastic mountain boots all use UK sizing; UK converts easily: 1 full size smaller than US men's size, 2 sizes smaller than US women's size.
  • Try on with appropriate socks for your usage. The bigger the boot, the more appropriate a bigger sock (sounds crazy, huh?)
  • If you use orthotics or already have aftermarket footbeds, measure against the standard footbed in boot. Fit into boot for sizing/fitting the boot.
  • Best to try on at the end of the day when your feet are larger/swollen, than when your feet are fresh to ensure good fit after a long day.
  • Lacing can play an incredibly important part of a good fit. Be sure to play with lacing when analyzing fit.
  • Make sure your heel isn't slipping.
  • Make sure your toes aren't hitting the end.

**Approach shoes may be sized smaller for performance purposes but beware... small shoes are really uncomfortable on the trail.

Rock climbing shoes

  • From your measured size, you'll want to consider downsizing .5 - 2 full sizes. The flatter the shoe, the closer to your measured size; the more downturned/aggressive the shoe, the more you'll want to downsize.
  • The best fit is comparative between sizes and only you will be able to judge that, though an experience climber could offer good insights to your fit.
  • If it feels painful, it may break in... or it may not.
  • Pain sucks as a rule of thumb though and makes climbing miserable.
  • Only you can judge what's 'acceptable' discomfort.
  • Good fitting rock shoes shouldn't necessarily be 'comfortable' by walking/running shoe standards.
  • Look for looseness/bagginess in the toes and heel. Bagginess can mean 'slop' when climbing with feet perspiring, etc.
  • Toes should completely fill the toebox.
  • Heel should feel solid; like they won't pull off if heel hooking.
  • Any foot movement in new shoes will mean sloppy fit when broken in.

Ski boots

  • From your measured foot, convert to US size using the scale. Translate the US size to Mondo size using the SCARPA mondo scale (not 'true' mondo conversion)
  • Shell fit: taking liner out of the shell and inserting foot, toes touching end of shell but completely flat.
  • Should have 1.5 - 2 fingers of space behind heel and heel of shell (between 14mm - 20mm)
  • Too little space = go up one shell
  • Too much space = go down one shell
  • If not sure... fit test BOTH shell sizes
  • Put on a ski sock for gosh sake!
  • Use and orthotic? Put it the boot (after taking out the standard footbed).
  • Put foot in boot AND BUCKLE IT! You can not tell a boot fit without buckling it
  • This will pull your heel back into the heel pocket, relieving cramped toe space
  • Boots do pack out! A 'comfy' fit when new will mean slop later.
  • Regardless, your toes should NOT be pressed against the end of the liner
  • Get your Intuition liners molded! This provides THE BEST FIT available.
  • Any minor pressure points or space will be eliminated by molding
  • Find an experience SCARPA dealer for fitting/molding
  • Boot fitting is an incredible service and generally requires a service fee of varying amounts... it's worth it though!

More good information fitting available here.

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  • Anonymous Nov 18, 2012

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    I love the Gea! This is the marriage of comfort and performance that I have been searching for. From the peaks of Norway to my own backyard in crested butte, this boot out performs any AT boot I have ever tried.  It is lightweight and warm, comfortable yet bomber! I enjoy the ascents, my feet are always happy, (which is rare for me with all my bone spurs from years of Langes),  and the boot is solid on the descents, even in crud and icy conditions. One mold, I was out the door and I have never turned back.  My only problem is I wear them too much, I may need another pair soon, I would not look anywhere else, the GEA is my favorite boot, HANDS DOWN!!!!

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  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2011

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    I love the GEA.  It is the most comfortable, light & warm touring boot I've ever had.  It is burly enough when buckled down to respond on any type of terrain.  I have skied steep slopes, ice & powder and the boot performs. Mold the liner with your footbed and you'll love it instantly. -Heather Paul Featherman