Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $95 US
Very comfortable. Great for approach.
- All-day wear everywhere
- Grip well
- Can feel sharp rocks through soles
- Compresion of cushioning between sole rubber and shoe
I really like this shoe. I usually wear an 8 and settled on a 39 which I think is a little bigger than a 7.5. I wear these shoes everywhere.
I have a collapsed left arch and prominent navicular bones. This means my navicular often hangs over the edge of the sole of most shoes and it can get quite uncomfortable if there is any sort of arch in the shoe. These have no arch support and so work great for me.
The toe box is roomy enough for my otherwise average width forefoot. The heel cup might be one of the best things on this shoe though. It's almost like having a climbing shoe on when you go uphill, there is no slippage and it even feels like actually cups around your heel to hold it there.
No break-in time needed. Just slip them on and go. I did take them up to the Wind Rivers too very shortly after I got them for a backpacking trip. I could have wished for something with a little more support for my ankles, but that is just me. I know many people carry pretty heavy loads without big boots. I have funky feet though and rarely go backpacking and with climbing gear to boot. So I'm not used to that heavy of a load for that many miles.
My main concern with the shoe is that the sole will not last as long as I'd like it to. Because my feet are so hard to fit I hate shoe shopping and hope for my shoes to last several years. The sole on this shoe between the rubber outsole and shoe bed is a firmish foam like material. I can already see some compression of it. I wonder if I'll be able to make it make than a year. Also because the actually shoe sole is a softer rubber for extra stickiness I don't see it lasting for several years either.
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The Scarpa Crux Women's Approach Shoe is an ideal shoe for wearing casually around town, on the trail, and on moderate climbs.
Scarpa figured out the perfect blend of flex and support in the Crux. The lightweight Crux approach shoe is one of the most comfortable shoes we've tried on. The Euro stylin' Crux is ideal for travels which might include technical scrambling in addition to the usual sights. Lightweight Microporous EVA midsole is light and cushioned for trail use, yet still stiff enough for boulder warm ups and scrambles So light you'll barely notice them clipped to your harness 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 Slight padding around ankle Women's specific last features a narrow heel and medium volume forefoot
An ideal shoe for comfort on the trail, the approach, and on moderate climbs, the planet-friendly Crux features a super sticky Vibram outsole and forefoot webbing to secure the foot for climbing precision.
Lace up the women's 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 handle scrambling and light climbing. Suede and recycled-polyester airmesh uppers endure regular wear in the mountains. Sticky Vibram Vertical Approach soles provide good grip when you're on the trail and scrambling on rock; nonmarking soles. Rubber toe rands give you grip when you stick your toes in a crack. Wicking polyester linings help move moisture away from feet for excellent comfort. EVA midsoles deliver cushioning for impact absorption. Scarpa Crux approach shoes have lacing that extends far down towards the toes for a precise fit; Kevlar webbing secures your forefeet.