Last: 101 mm
Cuff Range: 60˚
Forward Lean: 16˚ +/- 2˚
BSL: 302 mm (27.0)
Binding Compatibility: All touring bindings
Weight (per boot): 1450g
Why we chose the Scarpa Maestrale RS: Solid ski touring boot that’s seen further updates.
The Maestrale series of boots from Scarpa have become something of a modern classic. First released in 2010, years before any of the big players from the downhill scene barged into the ski touring market, they soon became the go-to boot for ski tourers – no matter their preferred weight or flex category (we didn’t really have the luxury of multiple boot options back then).
The original Maestrale was identified by their bright orange looks, with a riveted tongue design that would fold out of the way for you to easily slide your foot into the boot. The design become such a classic that you’d frequently hear people asking to buy “the orange boots” as they chatted to ski shop staff.
“The Maestrale series of boots from Scarpa have become something of a modern classic”
Fast forward almost ten years and we’ve got these, the Maestrale RS; an extremely refined and high performance version of that classic Maestrale design. And thankfully, for those who don’t like the fizzy Tango vibe, there’s not even a speck of orange to be found on this version.
The Maestrale RS makes use of a hybrid three-piece design to provide the 125 flex rating. A three piece is made up of three (funnily enough) pieces of plastic: a cuff, lower and tongue (rather than a traditional two-piece overlap boot). The bulk of what you’re flexing into is the tongue, meaning the tongue provides the majority of the stiffness to the boot rather than the cuff of an overlap.