User Review: Scarpa Men's Nangpala XCR
Use: hiking, trekking, backpacking
Break-in Period: 10 hrs usage
Price Paid: $168
This shoe is narrow, so get at least a half size bigger. I went up a full size to allow my foot some room and to wear thick trekking socks. If you have WIDE feet, I wouldn't recommend this shoe, unless you must have them, then pick up 1.5 size bigger or something.
It took about 40 miles/15 hrs of hiking to break in the shoe. I got good protection from rocks while hiking even though there is no shank. The out sole is solid and ankle support is good. The ankle support structure requires the breakin. The waterproofing is brilliant. Walked through water instead of jumping across it and the shoes were DRY.
Even after cleaning, the shoe dries very quickly. I would give it a five, if the insole was softer and if the shoe was wider.