La Sportiva Skorpius CR Boots

“Delivers an impressive amount of power for a two-buckle boot,”

The Tech: La Sportiva positions their new Skorpius as a price-point skimo boot or a hyperlight touring option. It captures all the skin-friendly bells and whistles, like a lightweight, carbon-reinforced Grilamid cuff and shell, easy-to-engage mode change and a tongueless design that enables 68 degrees of walking mobility. The top strap is removable, and the cuff and liner rise taller than most other boots in this weight class for enhanced stability.

The Talk: The Skorpius earned top overall scores from every tester, and their comments were just as flattering. “Tons of innovations that work,” one said. “Delivers an impressive amount of power for a two-buckle boot,” another added.

4.4 lbs.
Last Width: 102 mm
Sizes: 24-31.5

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  1. hans-dieter ehrgott says:

    Best shoe for this price level. Not only that it is ideal for fast climbing, also for downhill skiing it does its job. Quite natural for a light weight shoe, that it must have limits in hard snow conditions.
    What also needs to be stated is the robustness of the moving parts of the shoe. There is hardly anything that easily may brake.
    Only point which needs to be done with care is stepping into the boot, because the plastic parts stretch considerably. Also pay attention with the heel side waterprotection. It is likely to tear off when the boot is entered with the inner shoe on the foot. Better put the inner shoe into the boots and then step in.

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