SCARPA follows DIN/ISO industry standards and ‘tech insert’ specifications for compatibility when designing and manufacturing its ski boots.
BOULDER, Colo. (Dec. 20, 2018) – Following recent inquiries from retailers, ski technicians and consumers stemming from new developments in ski bindings, SCARPA announces that its popular Maestrale, Gea and Freedom series ski boots follow the design specifications required for compatibility with Salomon’s new S/Lab Shift MNC 13 and Atomic’s Shift MNC 13 ski bindings.
Current standards for alpine-touring and alpine ski boots and bindings are developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the German Institute for Standardization (DIN). ISO and DIN establish standard dimensions and specifications for the ski-boot and binding interface to achieve proper release function. TUV tests ski boots and bindings to determine whether they meet universally accepted international standards.
SCARPA designs and manufactures its boots to meet these international industry standards. SCARPA’s Maestrale, Gea and Freedom series ski boot soles meet the following standards: DIN ISO 9523, DIN ISO 5355, and/or Dynafit specification 25.09.2009, depending upon the sole of the boot selected by the consumer. The Vibram® Cayman Pro Sole complies with DIN ISO 9523 specifications and is featured on the following models: Maestrale RS, Gea RS, Maestrale, Gea, Flash and Magic. The Vibram® Mountain Plus Sole complies with DIN ISO 9523 specifications and comes as standard equipment on the Freedom RS and Freedom SL men’s and women’s. The Vibram® Mountain Piste Sole complies with DIN ISO 5355 specifications and comes as standard equipment on Freedom men’s and women’s. On Freedom series boots the soles are interchangeable between the Mountain Plus and Mountain Piste.
Salomon’s new SHIFT MNC binding has also been certified by TUV to meet the industry standards allowing compatibility with DIN ISO 9523, DIN ISO 5355, and/or Dynafit specification 25.09.2009, featured on boots such as SCARPA’s Maestrale, Gea and Freedom series with compatible soles.
It is critical to understand that even bindings that are certified to comply with the same international standards allowing compatibility with SCARPA boots may not function properly if not installed, adjusted and/or maintained by a qualified competent ski technician, who should inform their customers if their boots and bindings are compatible and functioning properly.
Retailers or consumers with any additional questions may contact SCARPA’s customer service department at (303) 998-2895 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
About SCARPA and SCARPA North America
Founded in 1938, SCARPA builds performance footwear for climbing, hiking, skiing, mountaineering, trail running and other outdoor pursuits from its headquarters in Asolo, Italy. SCARPA has been owned and operated by the Parisotto family since 1956. In 2005, SCARPA opened its North American headquarters in Boulder, Colo., staffed and directed by veterans of the North American outdoor industry, to oversee sales, marketing and distribution in the U.S., Canada and South America. For more information about SCARPA footwear, visit www.scarpa.com.
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