Scarpa Epic Pro GTX

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Comfortable, waterproof "utility shoes." Fit true…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100

Summary

Comfortable, waterproof "utility shoes." Fit true to size, look good.

Pros

  • Waterproof
  • True to size
  • Sharp looking

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Questionably longevity

These are comfortable waterproof shoes that I consider a good all-rounder. They hold up for multi-mile hikes but are casual enough to throw on for a run to the supermarket. They didn't need any break-in and fit true to size.

They are heavy for the style, but that is likely due to the Goretex that makes them waterproof. They do a good job of keeping your feet toasty in the cold. I have only had them for the winter but I expect they will be too warm to wear for much in the summer months.

My only concerns relate to longevity and durability. For the cost I would expect these shoes to stand up to a lot and already the insole in one shoe is beginning to peel up, and a crease formed almost instantly at the back of the left heel in the material on the inside. So far it is intact but I don't know how long that will last.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Scarpa's Epic Pro GTX is a waterproof, hybrid shoe that blends trail functionality with technical features. It is the perfect do-it-all shoe.

- CampSaver.com

CLOSEOUTS . Scarpa Epic Pro Gore-Texand#174; trail running shoes are your go-to choice for speed hiking, long traverses and light running. Waterproof breathable and featuring a dual-density Vibramand#174; outsole, the Epic Pro offers reliable performance and protection on multiple surfaces. Available Colors: ANTHRACITE/RED. Sizes: 40, 40.5, 41, 44.5, 45, 46, 47, 39, 39.5.

- Sierra Trading Post

From the steep approach to the crag to fast-and-light backpacking trips, lace up the Scarpa Men's Epic Pro GTX Shoe. The Gore-Tex Extended Comfort Lining keeps you dry after you wander in a dew-soaked meadow and breathes for comfort on warm summer days. When the trail gets steep and rocky, you can count on the Vibram Aronne sole and rubber toe rand to provide secure footing.

- Backcountry.com

Free Shipping. Scarpa Men's Epic Pro GTX Shoe DECENT FEATURES of the Scarpa Men's Epic Pro GTX Shoe Compression molded EVA for comfort and protection Rubber toe rand provides protection Versatile Vibram Aronne outsole provides scrambling and trail performance Planet Friendly 30% Recycled polyester mesh Lace and webbing is 100% Ecosensor recycled polyester Midsole has Eco Pure EVA additive to promote degradation in landfill conditions The SPECS of the Scarpa Men's Epic Pro GTX Shoe Upper: Suede, recycled synthetic leather, recycled polyester mesh Lining: Gore-Tex - Extended Comfort Plate: TPU Stabilizer Midsole: Compression Molded EVA Outsole: Vibram Aronne Last: TR2/TRL2 Weight: 1/2 pair: 13.2 oz / 374 g

- Moosejaw

The Scarpa Epic Pro GTX does it all. It's design includes the spirit of a light hiker on a trail running chassis with elements of an approach shoe thrown in for good measure. 30% recycled polyester mesh Laces and webbing made from 100% recycled webbing Rubber tow rand provides protection Versatile sole performs while scrambling of on the trail

- OMCgear

Scarpa Men's Epic Pro GTX

previously retailed for:
$83.37 - $138.95

The Scarpa Men's Epic Pro GTX is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen May 11, 2014 at CampSaver.com.

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