La Sportiva Sparkle 2.0 Ski Boots - Women's
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Less weight on your feet means more energy in the tank for getting the goods. Flexible tongue and a full 60-degree range of motion provide comfort for walking and technical climbing. Nylon polymer Grilamid exoskeleton shell is lightweight and a little stiffer than previous model – ideal for touring.
- Shell has a compact lower made of ultra-lightweight nylon polymer Grilamid.
- Dual axis cuff has a Pebax dual-density 2-buckle climbing system for lateral control and increased ankle articulation.
- Removable polyurethane ultra-lightweight insulating inner sole.
- Inner boot is thermo-mouldable EZ Thermo liner wth Spantik lacing system for custom fit.
- Rear diffuser element allows for full 60-degree range of motion (30 degrees forward and 30 degrees back with buckles closed).
- Removable 2-position asymmetric rear spoiler provides fine-tuning of forward lean angle and foot position.
- EZ flex Grilamid tongue uses a hinge system for better ankle movement and a waterproof seal under the tongue. Bellows at base of tongue provide comfort and flexibility in walk mode.
- Tongue position is adjustable among 3 positions within a 4mm range, for greater comfort.
- 4BT Tech last is neutral and is 102.5mm wide underfoot for a wider, more comfortable performance fit.
- Canting adjustment adjusts leg angle +2/-2 degrees to provide powerful neutral stance
- Bindings compatible with this boots are Tech, Alpine touring and TR2.
- Flex Index: 115 for high performance skiing on wide skis.
- Walk/ski mechanism is easy to operate, even with gloves on.
- Resolable outsole features hard yellow Vibram Top 85 edging platforms in toe and heel for climbing with softer and stickier Vibram Icetrek rubber in the midfoot and heel for grip on cold, icy or snowy surfaces.
- Speed step-in locator on sole allows fast positioning into bindings.
|Ideal for||Alpine touring|
The boot and binding systems must match for best performance and safe use.
|Lower shell material||Grilamid|
|Shell cuff material||Pebax|
Alpine Touring: with tread; compatible with DIN touring bindings. Alpine Touring Tech (Tech): with tread; compatible with G3 Onyx and Dynafit. Downhill: without tread; compatible with freeride/downhill bindings.
Forward lean affects a skiers balance. Some boots have a set forward lean angle; some are adjustable. Less lean places your knees in a more upright (almost standing) position, whereas more lean positions your knees forward over the ball of your feet.
|10, 14, 18º|
Range of motion
The range of motion of the boot when in hike mode.
Indicates how stiff the boots are when flexed forward. Flex ranges from 50 (soft) to 130 (very stiff). Note: There is currently no industry standardized test.
The width of the interior of the boot shell across the widest part of the forefoot.
|Thermoformable inner boot||Yes|
A mechanism that allows to release the boot cuff to switch to tour mode.