Scarpa Men's R-Evo Plus GTX - Snow+Rock Exclusive
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