In his WildSnow review of the Scarpa F1 LT, Adam Fabrikant gave us a thorough field test and analysis. Upon seeing what he’d written, and checking the specs, I realized this boot might be the one-kilo-class shoe I’ve been seeking to replace the heavier boots necessitated by my healing ankle (took a while, good now). I don’t seek redundancy with Adam’s coverage, but instead here is my first-look, fitting, and a few mods, all from my point of view as an older guy with a few physical problems. To begin, follow along as I make these puppies work for my feet, and my mind.
(Please note, I’m beginning my evaluation and fitting with a pre-retail version of the F1 LT, as Adam did. If I like them, I’ll shift to the retail-production version when it’s available, ostensibly in a month or two. To be fair to Scarpa, let’s assume the production version will be somewhat improved. I’ll edit this review when such information comes to light.)