I have a lot of issues with my feet. I use Active Foot Orthotics thank you Dr. Chanin so the review isn’t for a stock version of the boots. With my metatarsalgia and neuroma I don’t have a choice. The Active Foot liners make the pain disappear. That being said the rest of the boot is stock minus the shoelaces for the liners which I don’t use.
Here’s a snippet of the review:
I finally got around to mounting the updated Maestrale RS from Scarpa at the end of winter — and I wish I’d done it sooner.
I had been skiing the first version of the Maestrale RS for the last two-and-a-half years and they served me very well. The new version, redesigned in 2014, has many improvements and skis even better than its first incarnation. This boot is for the expert skier that wants to get uphill and ski, with the main focus being the quality of the skiing. They’re heavier than most alpine-touring boots, but then again, I’ve never gotten the ultra-lightweight touring fad. If I wanted to go running, I’d go running. When I want to ski, I want to ski — and you need solid boots to do it right.
After about four days I figured out the balance points and was solid on my new setup again. The boots ski like stiff alpine boots, though not as stiff as race boots. With the variability of backcountry snow — the type of terrain these boots are made for — I’m fine with a little forgiveness…
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