Take your backcountry ascents and descents up a couple of notches withthe La Sportiva Women's Sparkle Alpine Touring Boot.Not only is it the lightestfour buckle alpine touring boot on the market, the Sparkle also has a truesixty degrees of cuff motion for effortless hiking and skinning. The bootfeatures an EZ Flex tongue rib and EZ Flex thermo formable liner that worktogether to provide smooth travel through the sixty degrees of cuff motion. TheVibram rubber sole grips snow and rock well, and the low profile,micro adjustable Pegasus buckles are tucked well out of the way of any rockcontact that could make you lose your footing while traversing rough terrain. For unmatched power on the descents,La Sportiva reinforced the backbone of the Sparkle with stiff, lightweightcarbon fiber that helps give the boot a burly 110 flex rating. The four buckledesign with a power strap allows for precise fit adjustments, and the boot iscompatible with tech style or DIN sytle AT bindings. The boot also comes withthe option of choosing between three preset forward lean options of 10, 14, and18 degrees.