Check out the Backcountry Uk Blog for Phil Evans excellent Scarpa F1 Evo ski mountaineering boot review. Having spoken to Phil about the performance of these boots (he’s got very similar shaped feet to me – so an ideal test of fit!) I’ve asked the shop to add an extra pair in my size to their order for next winter, so this is the boot that I’ll be skiing on next winter.
It’s a very light, high performing ski touring boot that’s only compatible with pin bindings – so ideal for me as all of my skis are mounted with pin bindings. The key new feature being that the boot has an automatic ski/walk changeover mechanism that is engaged when you step into and out of the pin bindings – ie no fiddling with buckles etc – just clip in and the boot locks automatically down into in ski mode, then clip out and it’s immediately back in full flex walk mode – very clever!