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This category-defining boot has long been the standard for hard-charging Telemark skiers everywhere. The latest version of the SCARPA T-Race offers a tour/walk mode for mobility, a tongue-style Intuition® liner, an Active Power Strap, and a refined, user-friendly instep buckle system—all without compromising any of its renown-driving prowess. When set in ski mode, the Powerblock Tour mechanism offers the closest thing on the market to the rigidity of a fixed-cuff, yet the mechanism will release for cuff pivot and comfort when a hike or skin track is part of your day. It’s still the baddest Telemark boot anywhere, period.
SizingSCARPA 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Inner Boot: Intuition Speed Pro G Tele
- Shell | Cuff | Tongue: 100% Pebax®
- Range of Motion: 22°
- Forefoot Last Width: 100mm
- Buckles: 4 + Active Power Strap
- Forward Lean: 9° – 12°
- Sole: Vibram® Escape
- Weight: 1982g; 4lbs 6oz (1/2 pair size 27)
- Sizes: 22.5 - 31
- Product Code: 12204/500
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Anonymous Nov 2, 2013
This the tele boot for pushing the boundaries of freeheel! From big mountain ripping to landing switch in the park this boot excels in all conditions. The new Intuition liners conformed to my feet nicely after 4-5 days and the bellows seem to break in after 15-20 days. Don't be disappointed if they don't fit perfect out of the box, be patient and you will be rewarded. Quality Italian craftsmanship makes for a great fit and a durable boot.
Anonymous Nov 2, 2013
I've used T-Races for over 5 years now and believe they are the best tele boots on the market. They are powerful, responsive and easily push big skis in all conditions. I used my Races everywhere from 6,000ft runs in AK to 720s in the park and everywhere in between. I've removed the walk mode and replaced it with a powerbloc to fix the forward lean and they still tour great with a pair of 22-Designs Axls. Treat yourself to world class Italian footwear and try a pair!
Anonymous Oct 29, 2013
I really like the way the ankle buckle sets anchors my heel in place. This boot feels so snug and secure. There are no hot spots or places where my foot ankle etc does not have contact. I feel like this has to do with the quality of the liner and buckle placement but also the plastic. The plastic on these boots is stiff and supple giving a great progressive flex throughout. Bellows are also durable. Very durable overall.
Chris Erickson Jan 30, 2012
This is the ultimate boot for the hard charging telemark skier. The boot offers a great four buckle system, with a new improved third buckle to really lock your heel in. The walk mode is great for those backcountry users, but I prefer getting the all time ski mode bar put in. This boot provides a clean, smooth flex throughout and is the best freeride telemark boot out there. If you charge hard this is the boot for you!
Anonymous Jul 12, 2011
By far the best boot I have ever ridden in. The response edge to edge and front to back is great. I ride east coast on the ice so i used to hold back because i never felt enough support from my boots. Now I no longer do because I'm worried that my boots will let me down. It took a few days of tweaking to get the toe box to fit right, but now these boots are perfect. The only feature that I have an issue with is the heel strap. It is awesome because it is super adjustable with the teeth and the micro, but it jams up after a few hours of riding and is then difficult to unclip and re-adjust, or get out of at the end of the day. Otherwise these are some awesome boots.
- Anonymous Nov 2, 2013