Maestrale RS

Price $729.00

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Description

Blurring the lines between freeride skiing and alpine touring, the new Maestrale RS was redesigned for Fall 2014. An all-new ski/walk mechanism makes switching from downhill to tour mode super easy, and also results in a more robust overall system. Range of motion is 37 degrees, impressive for a boot with a 120 flex index and a weight of 3 pounds, 7 ounces. Other new features include a stouter power strap with a cut-out that makes adjustment a snap, and updated buckles, which are oversized for ease of use. Finer points include SCARPA's innovative Axial Alpine tongue design, polyamide construction, which contributes to the stiff flex, Quick Step® tech fittings and a stiff SCARPA Intuition liner. These hard-charging boots are designed for backcountry skiers who like to drive big skis or seek out steep descents, but want no compromises on the up track either.

Blurring the lines between freeride skiing and alpine touring, the new Maestrale RS was redesigned for Fall 2014. An all-new ski/walk mechanism makes switching from downhill to tour mode super easy, and also results in a more robust overall system. Range of motion is 37 degrees, impressive for a boot with a 120 flex index and a weight of 3 pounds, 7 ounces. Other new features include a stouter power strap with a cut-out that makes adjustment a snap, and updated buckles, which are oversized for ease of use. Finer points include SCARPA's innovative Axial Alpine tongue design, polyamide construction, which contributes to the stiff flex, Quick Step® tech fittings and a stiff SCARPA Intuition liner. These hard-charging boots are designed for backcountry skiers who like to drive big skis or seek out steep descents, but want no compromises on the up track either.

Features

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Specs

• Inner Boot: Intuition Pro Flex RS
• Shell/Cuff | Tongue: Polyamide | Pebax®
• Buckles: 4 + FR Power Strap
• Forward Lean: 16° & 20°
• Flex Index: 120
• Range of Motion: 37°
• Sole: Vibram® Cayman
• Weight: 1560g; 3lbs 7oz (1/2 pair size 27)
• Sizes: 24.5 – 32, 33 (half sizes)
• Binding System: AT, TLT
• Forefoot width: 101mm
• Product Code: 12044/501.2

Technologies

  • Intuition
  • Quick Step In
  • 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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Recent Reviews

  • Bob Carmichael Apr 14, 2015

    Rating:

    These Maestrale RS's are a TRUE game changer. Technica is now hinging some of their boots because they realize that walkability is a very convenient thing to offer. What I love about these boots are the performance they deliver on the piste and off, the comfort of getting in and out, the simple flip to walk mode, the traction of the Vibram sole and the comfort of that rubber heel strike. And now let’s talk weight. Half the weight of conventional boots. These are among my most prize possessions, the ski BETTER than any of my previous alpine ski boots. Better. I recommend them whole heartedly. Bob Carmichael ... co-director with Greg Lowe on Fall Line ... the first American Extreme ski film...

  • Anonymous Mar 9, 2015

    Rating:

    Really nice boot, in normal to perfect conditions this boot is just great. As soon as you start to go in tougher conditions and you get warm its clear that there is always a trade-off between ex. my former boot, a 130 flex Dalabello racing boot, killed the feet but got the job done no matter what. If you are either skiing very little or very much I would recommend this new Maestrale, did not even make a fitting or a sole for it which is incredible. When it gets a bit tougher you just buckle up and your foot stays where it should. I run 95% back-country. You can not have very wide feet for these boots. Very good for ski-touring and walking, surprisingly with the 120 flex.