The following is from Crystal Sagan at POWDER
SCOTT S1 Carbon Touring Ski Boot | POWDER Magazine
Forget what you thought you knew about touring boots
The POWDER staff attended SIA in Denver last week—the snow sports industry’s biggest trade show, where they are got a first look at the best gear for skiers.
Most touring boots follow the same basic mold—tech fittings on the toe, some variety of rubber sole, ski/walk mode on the calf. SCOTT goes against the grain with the S1 Carbon, the pièce de résistance of its 17/18 touring line, putting the ski/walk mode in the front of the boot, where the forefoot meets the shin. Combined with carbon fiber, the front placement of the ski/walk mode makes for an uber-stiff touring boot (130 flex) without the need of a carbon tongue. This new technology does come at a price, so start saving your pennies now—the 130 flex version will retail for $999.99.
Stay tuned for more on the 17.18 line from SCOTT.