Scarpa

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Origin

rated 4 of 5 stars This is an excellent introductory climbing shoe. They blend comfort with technical power and durability quite well for a beginner shoe. I climbed in them for 2 years in them, about once a week, and they held up well. They are comfortable, but still allow you to climb moderate difficulty. Excellent edge and moderate curve. The fit was excellent, with the leather upper shoe stretching slightly to match my foot.  Full review

ZG 65 XCR

rated 4 of 5 stars Buon compromesso prezzo e qualità. [Google Translate: Good price and quality compromise]   Full review

Charmoz

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Modern, attractive, affordable, and durable. However they are so stiff and high I never felt sure-footed wearing them in dangerous steep country. I bought a pair of these to replace my Meindl Makalu Pros, which were great boots that I managed to wear out pretty quickly. Straight off the bat I was impressed with the light weight of the Scarpas. Experienced hikers will know that the lighter the boots you have, the more energy you will have at the end of the day. I'm always worried about blisters,… Full review

ZG 65 XCR

rated 2 of 5 stars Used this for hiking, several hikes in the Lakes and Snowdonia, the Inca Trail, and about two short hikes in Southern Africa. I gave it two stars merely because I did a fair amount of hiking with it, but was ultimately shocked when they suddenly fell to pieces. They were also hot, slippery, and got waterlogged easily. Shoe seemed to fit well on the whole. However, waterproofing does not work—water gets in (maybe through the top of the shoe?) and then the waterproofing stops it from ever getting… Full review

Alpha

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Warm, stiff, and light for a double boot. Sadly no longer made, but these boots are exceptional and can be bought at bargain prices these days. I've led up to WI4 with no trouble and I'm sure a more experienced ice climber could climb much harder than that with these. Also took these to the Tien Shan twice and had no complaints about warmth, comfort, or climbing ability. Only went to 5100m but I reckon these would do 6000m and beyond pretty comfortably. Kept up with my friend's swanky lightweight… Full review

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Cooking without Fire, Lightest Ski Helmet: OR Day 1
Cooking without fire, the lightest snow sport helmet, an AT boot that automatically switches from walk to ski mode, a new packraft, plus insulation and footwear. Check out some highlights from Day 1 of Outdoor Retailer. Read more
January 22, 2014

SCARPA North America to distribute Koflach mountaineering boots
SCARPA North America will begin distributing Koflach plastic mountaineering boots for Spring 2011, after it was announced in early May that Koflach products would again be manufactured and offered in Europe. Read more
June 10, 2010

New Footwear for 2010, Part 3: Trail-Runners and Outdoor Socks
We close our series on new footwear of 2010 with a look at trail-running shoes and outdoor footwear. Read more
January 18, 2010

New Footwear for 2010, Part 2: Trail and Multi-Sport Shoes, Miscellaneous Footwear
Part 2 of our series on 2010 footwear looks at trail shoes (essentially below-the-heel hiking boots); multi-sport shoes, which combine features of multiple sports categories; and miscellaneous outdoor footwear like the Vibram FiveFingers line that didn't fit in other categories. Read more
January 11, 2010

New Footwear for 2010, Part 1: Boots and Climbing Shoes
Coming to stores this year: grippier outsoles, more durable cushioning, and upgraded lacing designs. First of a three-part series. Read more
January 4, 2010

‘Unearthed Climber’ earns slot on Team SCARPA
Each year Urban Climber’s Climber of the Year will earn a slot as a climbing athlete on Team SCARPA. Read more
November 1, 2007

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Scarpa North America
3550 Frontier Avenue Unit E
Boulder, CO 80301
USA

phone: (866) 998-2895
fax: (866) 998-2899

website: www.scarpa.com
email: customerservice@scarpa.com