With winter just around the corner, La Sportiva, the world’s leading brand in the outdoor sector and since 1928 focused on providing the best products for mountain enthusiasts, launches on the market, the new generation VANGUARD ski mountaineering boot, designed for touring and free-touring. and dedicated to ski mountaineers looking for uphill performance and the transmission of power during the downhill phase.
Last winter, ski mountaineering gained significant popularity, in part due to the closure of many ski resorts during the Covid-19 pandemic, while the motivation of many of the newcomers increased even further as they discovered both the fitness and training aspects of ski mountaineering as well as the thrill of the freer and more exciting descents down virgin slopes on powder snow.
For those who love both sides of ski mountaineering, and are looking for comfort, ease of use, stability and safety for the descent combined with lightweight for the ascent, the research and development department of the company based in the Dolomites, amidst the mountains of the Valle di Fiemme, has developed a new generation three-buckle boot: to provide the best performance on both powder and more technical, fun descents.
Vanguard distinguishes itself for its exceptional comfort fit and lightweight while the wide range of motion makes it easy, intuitive, and comfortable during the uphill phase. Thanks to the innovative design and the construction of the upper, it is solid and reactive and able to offer downhill performance like boots designed for free-ride and alpine skiing. The materials used represent the state of the art technology of plastic materials combined with carbon and glass fibres, with an eye to the environment thanks to the use of the bio-compatible material Pebax® Bio Based Rnew 1100. Each construction component allows perfect transmission of precision and power to the ski, combined with high wear resistance.
The heart of the boot is the cuff with the asymmetrical V-SHAPE ™ closure that combines high excursion with a very intuitive fit: to pull on, just put the boot in walk mode and open the front hooks: wide volumes and an extremely simple cuff closure system automatically bring the front tab into place. Liner in Ultralon® and high-durability Vibram® V-Lug sole complete a cutting-edge product, as the name implies.
Hence the claim that unites the desire for the future, after such a particular winter as the one experienced in the last year characterized by the presence of the pandemic, and the desire for, “freedom” which is the essence of free-touring. Vanguard: Free the Future.
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