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Scarpa - Maestrale XT Alpine Touring Boot

Scarpa Maestrale XT Alpine Touring Boot

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$674.21 Original price:$898.95
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Tech Specs

Shell Material:
carbon Grilamid LFT, Grilamid [cuff] Grilamid [tongue] Pebax
Last Width:
Lean Angle:
14 - 18°
Walk Mode:
Speed Lock XT
Thermo-moldable Liner:
Intuition Cross Fit Pro Flex Ride
Liner Closure:
Booster Active power strap
Binding Compatibility:
DIN Certified:
ISO 9523
Vibram Cayman Pro
Claimed Weight:
[size 42] 3lb 4oz
Recommended Use:
backcountry skiing, freeride/powder skiing, ski mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Maestrale XT Alpine Touring Boot

Scarpa is a family-owned company that's been designing mountain footwear from its home base in Asolo, Italy since 1938. So, it should come as no surprise that when Scarpa went to work redesigning one of its most successful alpine touring boots, it didn't just throw out what it's learned through the years to start from scratch, but built off a solid foundation to refine what's become one of the most reliable and versatile touring boots in the backcountry. On the surface, the revamped Maestrale XT Alpine Touring Boot doesn't appear to have a lot in common with the original Maestrale, but it's built on the same roomy 101mm last for comfort on the ascent and maintains much of the key features that have made the original Maestrale one of the most popular AT boots in the industry.

Trimming weight from an already lightweight boot is no easy feat, but Scarpa was able trim over five ounces from each boot—while making the boot stiffer in the process. This is achieved by making the shell from a lightweight Grilamid and reinforcing it with carbon-infused Grilamid LFT, which uses long-strand carbon fiber to increase rigidity and keep weight to a minimum. The full Grilamid cuff is vented to let body heat escape and is backed by an OutDry waterproof, breathable membrane so snow doesn't work its way through to the liner when you're breaking trail through knee-deep powder or setting the bootpack up a narrow couloir.

The original Maestrale certainly had its quirks—namely, a prone-to-freezing walk mode and hinged tongue that liked to break at inopportune situations—but the newest iteration of the Maestrale eliminates both these issues by overhauling both components. Replacing the old single-hinge tongue with a fixed split Pebax tongue gives the boot the progressive forward flex of a three-piece alpine boot, and the friction-free walk mode takes the 37-degree cuff rotation of the original Maestrale and dials it up to 60 degrees. And since the metal-on-metal mechanism is external, you won't have to worry about the walk mode icing up when it's really cold out. One of the more unique features on the Maestrale is the boot's cable-style buckle that works similarly to a self-equalizing anchor to evenly distribute pressure along the tongue for a responsive, powerful feel during the descent.

  • Scarpa's stiffest ski boot for aggressive backcountry touring
  • Carbon Grilamid Web shell provides 130+ flex without much weight
  • Cabrio style three-piece construction ensures smooth forward flex
  • Wide 101mm last for added comfort on the ascent
  • Friction-free walk mode with 60-degree cuff rotation
  • Fully moldable Intuition liner provides a comfortable fit
  • Vibram sole ensures reliable traction on windblown ridges

Loving the Boots Super Stiff

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 29.5

I'm coming off some old BD Quadrants and before that touring in a regular ski boot. I wanted to update my boot and wanted a little more stiffness for the backcountry down. I'm 6' 5" 225 and need a larger last size. Looking for 90/10% backcountry to inbounds boot. Didn't mind sacrificing some weight for stiffness, but was hoping to lighten the load too. I tried the Technica Zero G, Dynafit Hoji Free and Pro Tour, and the Scott Super Guide. Really wanted the Zero G's to work but fit was too snug as were the Dynafits.
SuperGuide had plent of room, maybe too much when the boots packed out. Finally tried the Scarpa Maestrale XT. The fit was pretty good out of the box but I was concerned about some pressure points a potentially not enough room in the toe box. I had the liners professional heat molded and all my concerns went away. First 6 hour tour, no blisters, range of motion could have been better but an exceptable compromize. Tested boots inbounds, just as stiff as my 130 flex inbound boots. I was suprised to think this could be my one boot for both. Stiffer than the SuperGuides. I can't image someone wanting or needing stiffer. Happy with my purchase.

A significant step up to charge down.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I didnt expect the XT to be that much different than the RS. Turns out I was wrong. It drives the heck out of my 189 Faction Prime 3.0 108. It drived my metal Dictator 3.0. The cuff is stiffer and fits closer to the lower leg. The booster is stif and you can really crank it down. Laterally it drives right to the edge if your bindings are stout. Somehow I can't tell the difference between how well it walks when compared to the RS. maybe almost as well. It could be great for alpine crossover as well.

A Great Ski Boot

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The Maestrale XT is an incredible boot! I've been using the Maestrale line for years and it's my go-to boot in the backcountry. I've been looking forward to the XT model and it didn't disappoint. Being 6'4" and 180lbs I really appreciate a stiff boot and the 130 flex is perfect for me. I've never found a boot that is this stiff and high performing while still being light weight and having an incredible range of motion in walk mode. I use this boot in all conditions and on a wide variety of trips. I use it as my daily driver for ski guiding, quick backcountry laps, ski mountaineering, hut trips, and multi-week Alaska expeditions. I highly recommend this boot for uphill all day comfort and downhill charging.


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Background story: I’ve been skiing for 37 years. I’m 6’2”, 220lbs and always skied with a very stiff boot as I am an aggressive skier. My wife and I recently decided to join the growing number of uphillers on those “wind hold” days when your options are limited, and to get some additional fitness in. You west coasters probably don’t know what a “wind hold” day is unless of course you grew up skiing in New England.

Additional context: my feet suck. Boot fitting is an atrocious experience for me. Years of dress shoes and ski boots that probably weren’t right for me have created some serious trouble spots. Wide forefoot, narrow heel, bone spurs, etc. I’ve struggled to find the right boot for years. So, when looking for an AT setup, my utopia was a single boot that I could use with either my AT gear or alpine setup. Oh, and it would be great if my feet were warmer. High bar indeed.

I found my solution with the Scarpa Maestrale XT.

First off, I now regret not making the jump to Intuition liners years ago. Truly heat moldable, and very warm. These liners are 1000x better than any stock liner I’ve ever seen, and definitely warmer than the BD customs I had a few years ago.

The 101mm last on this boot is just right for me. I’ve put a couple days on them in VERY cold temps and my feet have never felt better in a ski boot. My wife is so happy that I’m not complaining anymore.

Flex: this boot is rated as a 130 and you can trust that rating. It’s as stiff a boot as I’ve ever skied in and can handle my “stature” and skiing style as I would expect from a burly 130 flex boot.

Bonus: because it’s an AT boot, the walk mode is truly a walk mode, unlike other non-AT boots that claim to have a walk mode.

I’m a true novice when it comes to an AT setup, so keep that in mind when reading this, but I am an expert when it comes to crappy boot experiences and requiring a big boy boot when skiing.

You get what you pay for and this boot is no exception. Two thumbs way up...happy to have found my utopia.


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*1 EU whole size = 6.6mm = 0.26in
*1 US whole size = 8.4mm = 0.33in
*the 30 EU sizes above cover the same size range as 24 US sizes
more EU sizes provides a better, more precise fit for your intended use

ROCK SHOES: downsize 1/2 to 2 full sizes from street shoe size
*downsizing depends on model, intended use, and personal preference

MOUNTAINEERING: upsize (1/2+ sizes) depending on desired fit
*Scarpa plastic mountaineering boots are based on the UK sizing scale

SKI BOOTS: all Scarpa ski boots are measured in Mondo sizing
*highlighted (or not) sizes share the same shell size; the liners are lasted for each 1/2 size
*some skiers may want to downsize up to 1 full Mondo size, depending upon personal preference
Boot Sole Lengths
Mondo Size22.5 / 23.023.5 / 24.024.5 / 25.025.5 / 26.026.5 / 27.027.5 / 28.028.5 / 29.029.5 / 30.030.5 / 31.0
F1, F1 Race, F1 Carbon 268mm 276mm 285mm 292mm 301mm 310mm 318mm 326mm 334mm
Mondo Size22.5 / 23.023.5 / 24.024.5 / 25.025.5 / 26.026.5 / 27.027.5 / 28.028.5 / 29.029.5 / 30.030.5 / 31.031.5 / 32.0
Maestrale, Gea 271mm 280mm 288mm 297mm 306mm 314mm 322mm 331mm 340mm 348mm
Mondo Size23.5 / 24.024.5 / 25.025.5 / 26.026.5 / 27.027.5 / 28.028.5 / 29.029.5 / 30.0
Alien 262mm 271mm 279mm 287mm 296mm 305mm 313mm
Mondo Size21.5 / 22.022.5 / 23.023.5 / 24.024.5 / 25.025.5 / 26.026.5 / 27.027.5 / 28.028.5 / 29.029.5 / 30.030.5 / 31.0
Freedom 257mm 267mm 277mm 287mm 297mm 307mm 317mm 327mm 337mm 347mm
Mondo Size22.5 / 23.023.5 / 24.024.5 / 25.025.5 / 26.026.5 / 27.027.5 / 28.028.5 / 29.029.5 / 30.030.5 / 31.0
T1 283mm 292mm 300mm 309mm 318mm 327mm 335mm 343mm 351mm
Mondo Size22.5 / 23.023.5 / 24.024.5 / 25.025.5 / 26.026.5 / 27.027.5 / 28.028.5 / 29.029.5 / 30.0
TX Comp 275mm 283mm 291mm 299mm 307mm 316mm 325mm 333mm
Mondo Size21.5 / 22.022.5 / 23.023.5 / 24.024.5 / 25.025.5 / 26.026.5 / 27.027.5 / 28.028.5 / 29.029.5 / 30.030.5 / 31.031.5 / 32.0
T2 Eco, T4 277mm 284mm 291mm 299mm 307mm 315mm 324mm 332mm 341mm 350mm 358mm