Scarpa has launched a version of its Maestrale alpine-touring ski boot made entirely from production scraps saved from its ski boot manufacturing operation. The Maestrale Re-Made is manufactured using a polymer derived from roughly three tons of manufacturing scraps that Scarpa has recovered since it began storing and cataloging its ski boot production waste in 1995. 2022 pairs will be available globally.
“Our secret of cataloging and neatly storing production scraps has enabled us to create — more than 25 years later — the Maestrale Re-Made, a boot that, while more eco-friendly than its iconic, brand-signature predecessor, maintains the same exceptional performance and quality,” said Scarpa president Sandro Parisotto.
The limited-edition boot follows efforts by Scarpa in recent years to increase the use of more sustainable and recycled-content materials in its products, including the launch of a fully biodegradable shoe in 2021. As previously reported, Scarpa is the project leader of Re-Shoes, a recycling initiative backed by the European Union, which aims to provide an alternative, circular and sustainable solution to deal with shoes at the end of their life by implementing ethical recycling practices as the new standard for the footwear industry supply chain.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the new boot will also go to the non-profit organization, POW (Protect Our Winters).