Scarpa Men's R-Evo Plus GTX - Snow+Rock Exclusive
An excellent mountain walking boot
After reading a glowing report in a walking magazine, I decided on this boot as a replacement for my venerable old Scarpa's. To be honest finding a pair was not easy, but fortunately Snow+Rock came up trumps with a 30% discount - how could I refuse!
Straight out of the box and into 14 miles of Peakland mud, water, hills, steep grassy slopes and treacherous wet limestone rock, these boots were a minor revelation. They were comfortable, durable and very supportive, whilst the vibram sole provided confidence inducing grip on difficult terrain. My feet usually ache after such a trip, but not in these - its like wearing a pair of slippers!
I was also particularly impressed with the rubber/plastic rand which protects the leather upper, and keeps most of the mud etc off the boot. Makes it a lot easier to clean, and you only need to use a fraction of waterproofing for the leather. That will save you a few quid in NikWax over the life of the boot!
There is one little caveat with these boots; on the first outing, the bottom inside of my legs (tibia bone# were very sore as a result of the ankle support on these boots. After a few more walks I have concluded that its part of the braking in process; remember these are proper mountain boots #almost old school in design), so its a something you might have to endure to enjoy another truly superb Scarpa product.
09 April 2015
excellent comfortable product
The salesman was extremely helpful firstly. A welcome surprise for a stressed Christmas shopper !
The boots recommended for my husband were perfect. They are comfortable, waterproof, suitable for all terrains for walking - I can hardly get him to take them off ! They were the most expensive but as the salesman said , that was for a reason.
It was money very well spent with no hassle either !
I am sorry I cant remember his name in the Ken High st office - he has the same boots ! A credit to your company anyway.
13 January 2015
A great quality boot
I have waited a few weeks before writing a review about this pair of boots in order to really try them out. I am really impressed, they are a really comfortable fit right from the start. I walk over many types of terrain they have been superb. I have had boots in the past that have said they are waterproof but were not - this boot is! It is a quality boot and I am very pleased.
15 September 2014
These boots are comfortable and functional. They look like walking boots without unnecessary flamboyance
I wanted a pair of boots which were multii purpose and could take occasional crampon use. The boots have proved to meet that standard.
16 June 2014
Comforatble fit from the start
I liked this boot from the start as the 'glove' fit felt good from the 'practice' walks around the house #I had three weeks of trialing the boot in the home prior to taking them on perminately#.
The first weekend of serious hill climbs proved they were upto the the rigours of rocks and the wet marshes combination we found ourselves on.
The only issue I had was with a slight pinching on the archilies heel on one foot. I think this will bed in with time. This was after 24 miles over two days of 'ups and downs'...
Overall a good boot, a tad expensive and was outside my inital budget....
20 May 2014
Excellent boot from a company with pedigree
I fitted these boots with Superfeet insoles then went up, across and around Lugnaquilla in Wicklow Ireland wearing them (along with Bridgedale socks and Lowe Alpine gaiters). A seven-hour hike across all types of ground: wet, dry, rocky, sandy, sloping, steep, boggy, mucky - the usual at this time of year. The boots felt comfy from the outset and after the long hike they were still comfy. That's great for boots brand new out of the box. No blisters, no hot spots. They are tough when on rocky ground but not at all clumpy or stiff on ordinary ground on the approach. And - they are made in Italy. I chose two sizes up from my normal shoe size to allow for the thicker socks and the Superfeet insoles, and it was the right choice. Buy these boots - you won't regret it.
23 April 2014