User Review: Scarpa Cinque Terre
Materials: crosta leather/cordura
Use: lite hike driving, lounging slippers
Break-in Period: O days
Weight: size 42 = 2lb 3.2 oz (970g)
Price Paid: $145
This is not a hiking boot. But the best approach, lite hike and allround shoe value I've ever had. The Lunana are 2nd. My big Scarpa boots almost never get worn. Though I do love them!!!
The Cinque Terre is like walking barefoot for feel and control. Use green superfeet insoles beveled toes to fit and smartwool medium mountaineering socks (the only insole and socks that perform 100+% I own 1 doz. pr. of these socks and thats all)
These shoes, insole and sock combo are equally at home long distance driving, sitting on the couch reading and for excursion hiking, or when you can't wait to take your boots off and still have the ability to look like Clark Kent go like Superman.
Only complaint after one year of almost continual use material in heal starts to wear. Solution I had a quality shoe repair guy stitch in leather heal pads. It took one week of hiking and four visits back to the store to get the fit perfect again. But now they ARE BETTER and snugger than ever. Toe nail tite never a blister occasional hot spot on demanding terrain when feet have been tenderized by hot springs. I've even jogged 5 miles in these (only twice)
Very hard to find in stores. I'm not sure why this is. An amazing shoe with hiking boot performance (Note: no ankle support for carrying heavy loads but Vibram Tepui sole sits very low and stable to the ground and grips wet surfaces almost as good as 5.10 while providing incredible longterm durability. The sole will outlast the uppers.)