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Scarpa Freedom RS 130

A review of the Scarpa Freedom RS 130 in the 2017 POWDER Buyer's Guide

Details Details

Price: $829

Weight: 1,990g

Flex: 130

Last: 101mm

Intended Use: Hybrid

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The Scarpa Freedom RS tries to appease skiers avoiding wimpy touring boots with a true 130 flex and a walk mode. It's as laterally stiff as a rubber-soled boot can be in a touring binding and its genuine Dynafit-certified tech inserts and real Vibram soles are great features for touring, but the 1,990g weight and 25 degrees of cuff articulation limit this boot's uphill capabilities. The Freedom RS comes with a warm Intuition liner that when combined with the shell's generous instep, 101mm last, easy-to-open throat, and low volume, allows for a dialed fit for different foot shapes. High grip DIN soles for goating around the resort are also available, which for me is where they felt most at home. —Alex Buecking