i used my scapa's on a 31 day trip in winter blizzard conditions in the northern cascades. the boots were good but they did not holed up after one hard day of crampon travel.…
- Daniel, 08/03/10
Overall I'm happy with my Scarpas. They're warm, comfy enough, and solid. I feel the liners leave something to be desired. A little more padding under the foot may lead to…
- JOHN, 07/14/10
I've been an Asolo fan when it comes to boots, but I can see why Backpacker magazine ranked these boots so high. Very breathable for a Goretex boot, minimal break-in period, f…
- Shawn A, 09/06/13
I've had these boots for a few months now and have put around 85 miles on them. They are holding up extremely well so far. Possibly the most comfortable pair of shoes I own,…
- Caleb, 06/24/13
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.
- James, 12/17/11
I don't hike so this review will do no good to anyone but me. I wear these shoes as my daily outfit. They are comfortable and fit snug. They have had good traction in this sea…
- Jay, 03/14/11
These boots worked well, I ended up having tot go a full size down on these boots, only a half size bigger than my climbing shoe. This could just be how my foot works, but non…
- James, 02/11/13
No flex whatsoever in this boot. Very comfortable. Goes far above the ankle. Very light for such a big boot. Leather, suede, and synthetic materials. Very orange, which I like…
- Ross, 12/02/10
These shoes are wonderful ,comfortable,durable.
Even without GTX, They are waterproof thank to the one whole leather construction.
Support very well even under heavy load.…
- Yuan, 11/22/13
First, I love this shoe. No need for other shoes below the snow line if you have good ankle support. The Vibram grip is insane, way more than you are used to with normal hikin…
- Volker, 05/06/13
I had these shoes and they were not right for me. I have a wider foot and they were not comfortable on the sides. The tongues seem to keep sliding to the side and this is some…
- kyle, 03/15/13
I wear a street shoe size 7, downsized 1 full size-Euro 37. Fresh out of the box I thought I was going to have to return-it took me 10 minutes to put each shoe on.I could wear…
- Jenny, 01/24/13
These are my second pair of climbing shoes, the first being the Scarpa Force. I think I downsized about a size and a half US. Every time I put them on, I have this idea in my…
- Matthew, 12/21/13
Just got these shoes a few weeks ago and they are phenomenal. I have been out on steep sport routes and done several boulder problems for the first time in these shoes. They…
- Will, 09/07/11
I have normally gone with LaSportiva for my crag shoes but I got a great deal on these feroce's and I have never regretted it. I'll be getting my hands on as many pairs as I c…
- Patrick, 08/20/10
Front Range, CO
Very sturdy, nice-looking, comfortable shoes. Color is a little bit lighter grey than shown in the photo, but looks really good. Pretty heavy-duty sole and material but no b…
- Chris, 05/24/11
I have been wearing these regularly for just over a year. There was no real break-in. Right out of the box I took them to Europe where I was walking all day every day for thre…
- Aaron, 07/12/12
I used this boot for wildland fire work. It held up extremely well and has no visible signs of wear on the uppers. Normal tread wear, even after heating up my feet to the poin…
- Ian, 01/15/14
I was looking for a tall boot to hold my ankles while hiking with a backpack. These boots perform very well, I used them both in the summer and winter and they are comfortable…
- Attila, 01/02/14
I wear 9.5 street shoe and have a slender foot. Sometimes it makes finding the right climbing shoe a trick, I use to use the the La Sportiva Miura's in a size 40. After going…
- loran, 09/20/13
I wear a 42.5 in solutions, I tried these in a 44 based on recommendations that they run a little larger and that a 42.5 in boosters was a little bit too small. I'm returning…
- Jesse, 08/30/13
This is my third pair of shoes and if you're looking for tight solid balanced aggressive and relatively cheap shoes, these are it! I'm an occasional outdoor rock climber since…
- Rogelio, 07/13/13
Great shoe for a variety of uses from casual to light trekking to scrambling and rock work.
Well designed and assembled, keeps the shoe strong but light. The breathable fabr…
- Brandon, 07/28/14
This is a great, lightweight but sturdy shoe which adapts to a variety of uses. Walking, trekking, scrambling, minor rock work and casual.
The fabric material is breathable,…
- Brandon, 07/28/14
Wore these for a week in Aspen, put 70 miles on them including 2 peak climbs. TERRIFIC boots, great grip, excellent support / feel balance, keept me dry and no break-in requi…
- mary, 09/04/13
These shoes are great for any type of climbing. They're much more comfortable than other climbing shoes I've had. Scarpa makes great shoes!…
- Kol, 09/16/12
These are by far the most comfortable climbing shoes I've worn yet. I can wear them all day and my feet don't cramp and my toes don't feel like they're too smashed, yet I can…
- travis, 06/27/14
Japan and the rest of Asia
I have not tried these outdoors yet, but in the gym they are a great shoe. I was surprised at the level of comfort with these shoes. My other Scarpa feorce have a very thin…
- John, 02/04/14
When locked these boots ski like an alpine racing boot. In uphill mode they are flexible, light, and comfortable. The indicator marks and toe design allows easy entry into Dyn…
- Clay, 05/16/14
Coming from a Dynafit Zzeus AT boot, but spend more time on slope than backcountry.
Found this boot to be a little softer than I expected, since I thought the pebax would sti…
- alex, 12/10/13
About Scarpa Footwear:
About Scarpa Boots & ShoesBack in 1938, the Asolo mountain area was introduced to Scarpa. It was in 1956 that Luigi Parisotto accumulated enough money to buy Scarpa and eventually grow the business to extend beyond Asolo to the feet of many people in many different countries. We all know that Scarpa footwear is some of the most durable and performance enhancing footwear available. But did you know that Scarpa was the first company to create a GORE-TEX boot? Now you know.
You may be wondering what is so special about Scarpa making the first GORE-TEX boot. If you are wondering this, I shake my finger at you. GORE-TEX is only a crazy innovative material that is breathable while being waterproof at the same time. So I guess it would make sense that Scarpa would want to utilize this amazing material and build a Scarpa boot with it. I apologize for getting sarcastic. Sometimes I can't help it.
Anyways, I am sure you would like to know a little more about Scarpa footwear. It's always exciting to talk about the Scarpa Kailash GTX boot or the Scarpa Inverno boot. I get so hyped up when I discuss the greatness of these two Scarpa boots. They are so cool and I envy any person who gets to wear them. It is clear that if you wear Scarpa boots, you are anything buy ordinary. You are adventurous, exciting and totally opposite of boring.
The Scarpa Kailash GTX boot is made with none other than a GORE-TEX lining for waterproof performance. The Kailash boot can take the abuse of trail hiking but can also be worn for everyday use. If you're looking for an upgrade, the Scarpa Inverno is the boot. Kind of like the man. Except it's a mountaineering boot. The Inverno boot knows how to keep your feet protected while you are mountaineering or trudging through the cold winter snow.
Don't forget about the other Scarpa footwear that is available. Excellent Scarpa climbing shoes will enhance your climbing performance. Comfort is the name of the game when you wear Scarpa climbing shoes. Scarpa trailrunning shoes will support your ankles and feet while you enjoy a rigorous run.
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