ScarpaT4 Telemark Boot

Kickin' it old-school.

With a minimalist design for touring that gives a tip-of-the-hat to the tele days of yore, the Scarpa T4 Boot is a lightweight offering for tele skiers who are looking for a no-frills ticket to the backcountry. A Pebax shell blends comfort with performance-enhancing stiffness, and the two-buckle design saves weight and hassle on the skintrack. Ergonomic bellows in the forefoot make this boot a reliable partner on the ascent and descent for tele newcomers or those who prefer an old-school ride.

  • A no-frills, minimalist tele boot for touring
  • 102mm last is comfortable for wider feet
  • Compatible with classic 75mm tele bindings
  • Full Pebax construction provides consistent flex
  • Two-buckle design shaves weight off the boot
  • T4 walk mode for touring comfort
  • Ergonomic bellows provide a great fit
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

T4's are torture chambers for your feet

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The new Intuition liners in the T4's have several design defects that will rub the skin right off your feet at the inside of the heel. Our group bought 4 pairs, had them all heat fitted by a professional boot fitter and every one of us suffered severe heel pain, blisters and skin loss. Two other had bad shin pain. The rigid inside ridge in the heel cup is unforgiving and VERY painful. And the piping on the edges of the tongue curl and fold inward causing pain on your shin between your ankles. If you have a strictly alpine skiing background and are used to stiff painful, uncomfortable boots these might work for you but if you want some flex and comfort for backcountry skiing, these are not the boots for you.

Brutal, not leaving me with much confidence that these T4's might be an ok substitute for the Garmont / Scott Excursion, now discontinued......What's going on!!?

rhc105966560-0, they are what they are. I just found a few old used ones laying around a local shop and one was so awful, I couldn't stand with them on in the store, the other pair however were just dandy but still had the noticeable chafing noted here. I intend to modify the boot to suit my preference through heat molding, liner modification and boot reconstruction. XCD is just in the space these days where if you want anything other than what scraps you get, you are going to have to get down and dirty and do the work yourself. Pay off though is flying past AT folk on the flats and having a groovy time on those mild descents. Pics coming at some point.