This is my fourth pair of Scarpas (Zen, Ego, SL M3) and they are fantastic. Light enough to be sneakers, sole enough for any walk, and super stylin'. I recommend these for all my friends...ok...my enemies too, but they would never take my word for it. These are speedy but European-made and Scarpas last a long time so I think a great value.
"Shoes were solid on the scramble down from Headstone Rock. And they're blue"
Kinda like blue running shoes that grip everything in sight and look good if you're the kind of person who doesn't care too much about wearing blue running shoes to work.I originally got them to bicycle to work in. They are grippy on my platform pedals, and narrow so they don't bump things like my front wheel or the cranks. I eventually wore them on a trip to Joshua Tree and they were superb approach shoes. They weren't as sticky as climbing shoes, but pretty close.I don't remember how much these cost, but I'd probably buy them or another Scarpa again.
These are great all-around shoes. Possibly the most comfortable shoe that I've ever had. It's not super cushy but offers the perfect balance between softness and support/stability that just make them amazing to walk around in. They're so nice that I don't know if I'll take them out in the slush that we have here but they're wonderful as an alternative to a sneaker around town and the aggressive sole is good for camping. They're true to size. I got the blue ones and they're not as fluorescent looking as they are on my monitor, which I like.