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Jeffrey McConnell
invernos and new-matic bindings on 11/23/2010 16:20:10 MST Print View

Anyone know if new-matic bindings work with scarpa invernos?

Scott Ireland
(WinterWarlock) - MLife

Locale: Western NY
Pretty sure they do... on 12/16/2010 06:54:54 MST Print View

From the product description page on REI, it says about the Inverno's

"Boots are compatible with step-in crampons"

I'm pretty sure the Newmatic bindings are just a trade name for step-in's.

I use an old pair of step-in Austri Alpins when I wear my Koflach Degre boots, and I know the Invernos and the Degres were pretty similar boots.

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
a day late on 12/18/2010 00:28:08 MST Print View

Sorry, missed this post. But yes they will work fine. Any boot with a slight "lip" or indentation at the heel portion of the boot will work with new-matics. Pretty much any real alpine boot (single or double, leather or synthetic) will have this lip, and will work fine with newmatics

That being said, precise fit varies from boot to boot. If the rocker is really pronounced on a particular boot, the crampons might not be able to flex enough to match the curvature of the rocker. In other words, you might have a gap visible between the toe of the boot and the front of the crampon.

Edited by Konrad1013 on 12/18/2010 00:34:35 MST.