Mion Tide Scramble
The Tide Scramble has been discontinued.previously retailed for:
$49.97 - $114.95
The Mion Tide Scramble is not available from the stores we monitor.
Last seen June 6, 2009 at Backcountry Outlet.
where to buy:
You may be able to find it new or used at one of these sites:
Or check directly with Mion.
Materials: Neoprene and other synthetics
Use: Short hikes, fastpacking, daily use,
Break-in Period: None
Weight: 12 oz
Price Paid: $40
Immensely comfortable, breathable and light, despite their bulky appearance, the Mion Tide Scramble takes on streets, trails, and streams with ease. My feet are well protected in the neoprene booty which is caged by puffy foam ribs.
The Gripstick sole is siped and very grippy on every surface I've encountered outdoors. I don't go running up painted walls and bounding on metal poles and such, so I wouldn't know about that. Siping means there are thin slits cut into the rubber which open up only when traction is needed most. This makes it more durable than a lug sole and superior on smooth surfaces, but you won't get the same traction on dirt and grass. The rubber is no Stealth (thank God, these are non-marking), but it definitely outclasses most others.
Cushioning is much better than a typical water shoe. The molding insoles that come with every Mion shoe are very pleasant to the feet. Once I figured out the laces, my feet felt supported and stable. The wide, rounded base should minimize danger to the ankles.
As for the appearance, they are not some sleek fashion-friendly shoe, but I like the way they look. It just takes some getting used to.
Materials: Foam & cord
Use: All walking. Could run, if so inspired.
Break-in Period: None.
Weight: About 1 pound each foot.
Price Paid: $50 +/-
Previously written review of the MION Current sandal; love 'em!
This Tide Scramble sandal may be an older model; insert is sewn in. Would like to be able to exchange with other shoes. Anyway, these are very large, compared to the Current. Still, they allow me to walk without the brace my shredded posterior tibial tendon would otherwise require.
Took Current and Tide Scramble on tour from San Francisco - Nevada - Oregon - Washington, then up the Inside Passage NCL lines thru Ketchikan; Juneau; Skagway; Prince Rupert, B.C. Best for the deck and side trips. Wore Tide Scrambles on Salmon trip out of Clover Pass, north of Ketchikan. Rainy & fishy; just GREAT!!
Still so sad these are being phased out. Only hope someone picks up on the superior foot bed and sole system; I'll keep buying.
One problem with the last statement; these things LAST!! Wore Current every day since Christmas of 2007. Planning on taking same thru Montana next week. Maybe I'll wear out first. Buy 'em while they got 'em...