Scarpa introduced the T4 a few years ago and it caught our attention immediately for its light weight and tour friendly design. I bought a pair for my girlfriend Lisa, and she loved the fit and feel right out of the box. I had a chance to test them last year as well, and found them light (for an all plastic boot) and comfortable to ski and tour in. Downhill control with the 145 Hoks was more than enough and in testing the T4 with our new ski, the Kōm, it seemed a near perfect fit. Francois and I went back and forth on the pros and cons of carrying boots (lots of sizes…)and decided it was such a good match for the Kōm, as well as for the more adventurous Hok users, we would go for it.
- The T4 is a 2 buckle boot, more than enough for the skishoeing XCD style of skiing our skis are designed for.
- We have found the T4 fairly true to size and the last seems to be a medium width. They can be customized (and lightened up even more) with a thermofit liner, but as is the liner is quite nice. Weight for a size 27 with the stock liner is 6 lbs 8 oz (2980g).
- Toe flex is good, an important feature for touring and for tele turns.
- There is a forward lean lock on the T4 of 16°
The T4 is sized using the Mondo sizing system and we have added a chart from Scarpa to translate that into real world shoe sizes.