Scarpa thinks of Valdez, Alaska, as the big-mountain playground for the “everyman.” Cheap houses to rent down in town and only a 40-minute drive to access huge lines, steep spines, and deep, stable snow. Think of the Freedom as the Valdez of boots — easier access to get you into the big time. Scarpa maintains performance and quality by making them in Italy, with Intuition® liners, and swappable soles if tech bindings are your mode of travel. Polyurethane lets Scarpa bring down the price, without losing precision or muscle. The flex still measures 110, so you won’t find yourself overpowering the boot. A single buckle on the upper, with a stout power strap, sheds a few grams. Features Dial in the comfort and control by adjusting the spoiler up/down. Heat moldable for precise comfort and fit. An oversized top buckle allows maximum response without adding weight A huge powerstrap increases adjustability and responsiveness in the boot cuff. The Ride Powerblock Walk Mode provides maximum power on the downhill and a frictionless 27 degrees range of cuff motion on the up. Vibram® injected rubber outsole for maximum walking grip with durable anti-friction TPU inserts. Compatible with all alpine bindings.