Scarpa 4-Quattro XT
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It’s been almost a decade since Scarpa introduced the Freedom SL, an alpine boot that could take a walk when you didn’t feel like riding lifts. The Freedom was husky, perfect for wider feet, but it was also quite heavy. Nonetheless, the Freedom became a classic; yet was discontinued when Scarpa put more effort into its touring-ready Maestrale line. With help from legendary downhiller, Bode Miller, the Scarpa 4-Quattro XT takes off where the Freedom left off. Boasting a plant-based Grilamid Bio shell and carbon cuff, with over 60 degrees of touring capability, this four-buckle hybrid boot has a full-length GripWalk sole and weighs in at 1500 grams. It didn’t just take over from the Freedom—it ran laps around the old tech—and with Miller and Chris Davenport on-board to spearhead this project, you can be sure to expect more good things to come from Scarpa.