User Review: Scarpa Men's ZG 10 GTX
Materials: leather, gore-tex
Use: heavy, 30km+ hikes, most weekends
Break-in Period: -failed to break in-
Price Paid: £169
Sadly -> taking my Scarpa ZG10 GTX boots back to manufacturer after a series of emails.
The issue? Bought them for this year's Southern 50, last July, and started practicing and getting fitter. Result, fine at first, but now, just 10km leaves me with torn, bleeding and blistered heels.
The reason? some 'clever designer' put the seam for the Goretex layer vertically down the heel line, under a thin Cambrelle lining. Once the cambrelle has worn, you effectively have a knife edge running up and down your heel with each step.
I have to say that Scarpa's after sales bloke has been really fair, and says they have few returns,
but I feel that this design is so fundamentally flawed that they must have real issues with it, and
any other boot with a vertical pressure seam on the heel line.
Anyone else have experiences to share?
(for balance, light, comfy, fast over ground, waterproof, cool and tougher than they look)