Materials: Synthetic upper, Vibram sole, not waterproof.
Use: Light to medium hikes with pack.
Break-in Period: First walk
Weight: 1kg pair.
Price Paid: $190 Aust.
A very well constructed trail shoe, supportive enough for overnight hikes with the gear that entails. I have worn Columbia and Hi-Tec shoes and boots before, and these Scarpas are a little broader in the forefoot than the other two makes. The lugged Vibram sole provided excellent grip on the steep, loose trails. There's a strong sense of stability about them that I really like and I won't use my full boots again except in very wet, cold conditions. My only complaint of them is that the inner footbed could be a little more cushioned, and because it seems a bit thin it doesn't mould to the foot as much as say the Columbias or Hi-Tecs.
Break-in Period: 50mls?
Price Paid: $80 at REI sale
I have worn this shoe for over a year. Done a couple of Mt. Rainer day hikes and have been to Mt. Ellenor. However, I use these mostly for my walk to work- about 3 miles daily. Very comfortable for someone who is comfortable in hiking boots. This is not a light shoe and needs some breaking in.
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CLOSEOUTS . Experience how much more you can do in Scarpa’s Ego trail shoes, and you might get an ego, too! The perfect combination of durability (Cordura(R) nylon), heavy-duty performance (Vibram(R) rubber) and a lightweight breathable upper make for a longer day of trail play. Suede and Cordua(R) nylon upper Removable comfort felt insole EVA midsole TPU heel insert Vibram(R) rubber outsole Weight: 2 lb. 3 oz. pr. Medium width CLOSEOUTS . Romania. Size Euro (US): 38 (6) 38 (6 ) 39 (6 -7) 39 (7-7 ) 40 (7 ) 40 (8) 41 (8 ) 41 (9) 42 (9-9 ) 42 (9 ) 43 (10) 43 (10 ) 44 (10 -11) 44 (11-11 ) 45 (11 ) 45 (12) 46 (12-12 ) 46 (12 -13) 47 (13-13 ) 48 (14) Visit our Hiking Footwear Guide Visit our Shoe Sizing Guide
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version
The Scarpa Ego has uninhibited breathability in a true hiking shoe.Great for backpacking and day hikes, our favorite shoe for everyday use.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
Scarpa created the ZG Ego Men's Hiking Shoes for trail fiends who want lightweight footwear but don't want to sacrifice comfort in the process. Though these hiking shoes weight only 2lb 4oz per pair, they include EVA midsoles for cushion and TPU heel cups to provide pronation control on rough terrain. The ZG Ego Hiking Shoes also have durable Vibram Dynatech outsoles for traction on whatever terrain you encounter.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version
Save at least 50% - Labor Day Sale! Labor Day Sale - Save up to 50% Choosing uninhibited breathability over waterproofness, these Scarpa Ego cross-training shoes are excellent for three-season use or in dry climates. Cordura nylon uppers with suede leather overlays provide natural breathability and excellent durability. Dynatech outsoles offer superb traction and legendary Vibram durability. Nylon linings breathe well and wick moisture away from your feet to keep them dry and comfortable. Padded tongues relieve lace pressure; heel loops aid entry. Scarpa C-Flex midsoles feature EVA for all-day cushioning and comfort, and molded nylon to provide heel stability and forefoot flex. Thermoplastic urethane heel inserts help to control pronation while adding torsional support.
- REI refers to the men's version