Salewa's New Hiking Boot Features Thermoplastic Composites

September 13 2021

Salewa’s (Bolzano, Italy) new ultralight, crampon-compatible mountain boot, the Ortles Couloir, weighs only 725 grams. The boot is named after the Ortles Mountain, the highest peak of the Rhaetian Alps.

Salewa’s Ortles Couloir will be available in stores beginning in fall 2021. The boot includes thermoplastic composites from Xenia Materials (Mussolente, Italy). According to Salewa, the toecap is produced on a polymeric base reinforced with carbon fiber. This carbon solution was designed to offer and guarantee both stiffness and flexibility.

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