Scarpa dropped a version of its Maestrale alpine-touring ski boot made from waste scraps saved from its ski-boot manufacturing operation. The limited-edition Maestrale Re-Made follows the company’s increased use of sustainable and recycled-content materials in its products, including the launch of a biodegradable shoe in 2021.
The boot is manufactured using a polymer that comes from “roughly three tons of manufacturing scraps that Scarpa has painstakingly recovered after it began storing and cataloging its ski boot production waste in 1995. Creating a pair of Maestrale Re-Made boots emits 27 percent less carbon dioxide than the production process involved in creating a regular pair of Maestrale boots from Pebax Rnew, which itself is a plant-based material that emits 32 percent less carbon dioxide than fossil-based plastics. The design and entire manufacturing process behind the Re-Made boot were developed by Scarpa’s Green Lab, the production department dedicated to testing sustainable materials and production processes,” said the company.
“After launching the Mojito Bio in 2021, our first shoe certified as 100 percent biodegradable and other products made with sustainability in mind, today we are taking another major step towards reducing the environmental impact of footwear production,” said Scarpa President Sandro Parisotto. “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. The launch of this new boot is part of a series of steps detailed in the Green Manifesto, a fundamental document that has enabled us to put the company’s sustainable principles down on paper and put them into practice through new initiatives aimed at ensuring that Scarpa’s business activities meet the highest international standards. This program represents a very important commitment, as it will guide us forward for the foreseeable future.”
Timed with the launch, Scarpa is partnering with Protect Our Winters Europe. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the boot will go to the organization. The company supports its work in the U.S.
Hervé Barmasse, the mountaineer, is the ambassador for the Re-Made boot.