User Review: Scarpa Men's SL M3
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $134
More boot than I will ever need.
- Good traction
- Well made
- Needs a long breaking
I love lightweight hiking boots with sticky soles that let me run up mountains without slipping. I also broke my ankle and need more support than I used to need. These boots seemed to fit the bill, full ankle support, leather construction that could easily be water proofed and a durable sole that provides good traction.
The first time I tried these boots on they were almost as stiff as alpine ski boots but after 50 miles of hiking and wearing around the house they are very comfortable.
The boots are heavy but with time I have gotten used to that and enjoy the support on technical trails. If you want to use these boots plan on spending time hiking on similar terrain to prevent blisters.
The biggest down fall of these boots is that the finish is a smooth ox blood that scuffs when climbing over scrambles or rocky trails. These are just cosmetic blemishes but it detracts from the boot.