I had a great experience with Doug, who took his time and guided me in the right direction to some of the most amazing boots I’ve ever tried on. Great to have a team of experts to lean on for their back country expertise.
The boots were too small. I returned them.
I have a wide feet and they were a little tight for me at first. I still feel them on the tight side (on width) but It is manageable. Now they are becoming more comfortable and the tightening system is easy to use and adjust on the fly. The ankle is really flexible when unlocked, I can easily drive with those.
Comfortable, easy to get in and out of, great range of motion which means I don’t always need lifters and super lightweight - ski well too
Get foot beds - really improved fit for me
First I must stress that I do not have enough time in the F1 LTs to fully judge but so far so good. I needed a boot that skied everything well enough but was a significant improvement on the uphill over my previous boots (Maestrale's). I get a little tossed around in breakable punchy snow but in every other case the F1 LTs ski superbly (particularly when paired with the Kästle TX87). And on the uphill they are dreamy light (to me) and the range of motion is silly good. Also, I was worried that the fit was going to be an issue (sensitive feet, prefer a roomy toe) but after popping in an off the shelf foot bed they are quite comfy.
I only have 6 or 7 hours in them so far. Stay tuned.
Loved the boot, but need to return it in exchange for the F1. Being a unisex boot, I found that it was longer in height than the F1 and therefore when fitted had a huge amount of pressure around the main part of my calf. My neighbour found the fit to be exactly the same. Scarpa need to make an F1 LT in a women’s version.
How many boots have I tried?.....a f'ing lot. this one is better, finally.