Scarpa Crux

1 review
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Low profile, comfortable shoe that works awesome for…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $90


Low profile, comfortable shoe that works awesome for hikes in to the local crag and to climb in.


  • Low profile
  • Comfortable
  • Quick break-in time


  • The rubber on the toe of the shoe appears to be separating

I have worn the Scarpa Crux approach shoes on a climbing trip through Wyoming as well as a spring's worth of trips to my local crags in Arkansas. So far, I have been very impressed with the shoe.

Quick break-in time, low profile shoe that is nice so that I am less likely to roll my ankles. I get a great sense of feel of the ground beneath my feet and climbing in the shoes is awesome. I climbed as well in the Crux as some of my mates did in their actual climbing shoes.

I would highly recommend this shoe, although I have noticed the rubber to separate from the shoe. Right now it is minimal, but I do have a slight cause for concern that it could get worse. Still TBD on that part. 

rated 4.00 of 5 stars All Crux versions

In addition to the 1 men's review above, there are 2 reviews for other versions of the Crux. Read all reviews »

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The Scarpa Crux Men's Approach Shoe is an ideal shoe for wearing casually around town, on the trail, and on moderate climbs.


Lace up the Scarpa Crux approach shoes and make the hike to the day's objective. Doing a moderate climb? Don't bother switching into rock shoes. The Crux can handle scrambling and light climbing.


Scarpa figured out the perfect blend of flex and support in the Crux. This lightweight approach shoe is one of the most comfortable we've tried on in awhile. Hike in, rope up, climb up, tie off, rap off, downclimb, hike out, drive out, hit the pub. It won't get left in the car, as it's nearly as light as your Chacos, but delivers true technical performance. Lightweight Microporous EVA midsole is light and cushioned for trail use, yet still stiff enough for climbing, or even standing in aiders Slight padding around ankle Forefoot webbing with Kevlar(R)secures foot for precision climbing Super sticky non-marking Vibram(R) Vertical Approach sole Climbing style lacing gives you truly customized control Medium volume forefoot, runs slightly big

- OMCgear

Part of Scarpa's Planet Friendly initiative to support more sustainable manufacturing practices, the Crux Shoe makes every approach or hike all about a true nature experience. An upper comprised of suede and recycled polyester airmesh encourages ventilation so you aren't sweated out within your first 15 minutes of hiking, and a Vibram Vertical Approach sole helps you get traction on steep surfaces. A microporous EVA midsole cushions under proven pressure zones to maintain comfort even during the most trying approach.


On Sale. Free Shipping. Scarpa Men's Crux Shoe FEATURES of the Scarpa Men's Crux Shoe Forefoot webbing with Kevlar secures forefoot for climbing precision Rubber toe rand Super sticky Vibram Vertical Approach sole Planet Friendly SPECIFICATIONS of the Scarpa Men's Crux Shoe Upper: Suede, recycled polyester airmesh Lining: Recycled Polyester Midsole: Microporous EVA Outsole: Vibram Vertical Approach Last: BN Weight: 1/2 per pair: 13.9 oz / 394 g

- Moosejaw