Meet the standard for lightweight alpine touring boots: the original, award-winning Maestrale, the lightest four-buckle AT boot on the market. With the Maestrale, SCARPA proves that a boot weighing 3lbs 6oz (men’s 27) doesn’t have to come at the expense of power. These boots offer stiffness and uncompromising performance on par with many four-buckle AT boots that weigh eight and nine pounds per pair. An innovative Alpine Axial design allows the tongue to open to the side of the boot, giving the Maestrale the benefits of both overlap- and tongue-style boot construction. Translation: the Maestrale provides amazing volume adjustment, they’re easy to get in and out of, and there’s no unnecessary weight. Finer points include magnesium buckles, plant-based Pebax® Rnew plastic, and compatibility with all alpine-touring bindings, including tech-style bindings. There’s also a sweet price.