Scarpa Walking Boots

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Fed up with boots that wear out too quickly? Replacing boots season after season is costly and frustrating. Invest in quality that lasts. Scarpa walking boots and shoes are built with premium materials and craftsmanship, ensuring reliable performance for years to come.

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SCARPA, founded in 1938, has a rich history of crafting high-quality outdoor footwear. Over the decades, the company has revolutionised the industry with innovative designs and materials, catering to a wide range of activities including mountaineering, climbing, hiking, skiing, and trail running.

SCARPA's commitment to excellence, driven by the Parisotto family's passion and the collaborative efforts of skilled artisans and top athletes, has established the brand as a global leader in performance outdoor footwear.

Frequently asked questions

Scarpa is a well-regarded brand for walking boots. The Scarpa Rush Trk GTX is rated as the "Best walking boot" by Live For The Outdoors. Reviews and recommendations across multiple sources show that Scarpa is a reputable brand that produces high-quality and well-performing walking boots suitable for a variety of terrains and activities. The brand is a popular choice among outdoor enthusiasts.

Scarpa boots and shoes generally run true to size. If you typically wear a size 9 shoe, you will likely need a size 9 Scarpa as well. For mountaineering boots, however, some customers have reported needing to size up in Scarpa, usually by half a size. As with any premium boot or shoe, it's important to try on Scarpa shoes and boots and experiment with different sizes, as everyone's feet are different in terms of shape and width. The fit may need some adjustments based on your individual foot characteristics. The general recommendation is to start with your typical street shoe size, then potentially upsize for mountaineering boots or downsize for climbing shoes, depending on the specific model and your personal fit preferences.

Information from Scarpa’s own website indicates that 80% of its production comes from northern Italy as “nobody in the world can match SCARPA's® high, exacting standards”.

Properly breaking in a new pair of Scarpa hiking boots can take anywhere from a few weeks to 2 months, and should be done gradually rather than attempting long hikes right away.

Taking the time to break them in slowly can help prevent issues like rubbing and blisters. According to Scarpa’s website, “It is therefore essential to break in higher performance boots. To do this you should start by wearing them for a short distance and progressively lengthen the walks that you do. Never be tempted to take new boots and go out for a long trip in them. Always break them in over time.”

In our experience Scarpa is a wider fit compared to other boot brands like La Sportiva, which tend to be narrower. In general, Scarpa is widely regarded as a good brand for people with wide feet, offering boots with a wider fit compared to other brands. As with sizing up or down, your best bet is always to pop into the shop first and try on a pair for yourself.

Scarpa’s headquarters and performance footwear manufacturing facilities are still based in the gorgeous Asolo / Montebelluna region of Northern Italy near the Dolomites, and have been there since 1938.