Scarpa of Italy was literally "born in a barn" back in 1951. Founder Luigi Parisotto began his footwear career in a small outbuilding, crafting hand-made shoes for the local residents with a near-fanatical attention to detail. After acquiring a flawless reputation with the locals, Luigi switched from farmer boots to mountaineering boots… and Scarpa of Italy was off and running, not to mention hiking and skiing and climbing. Scarpa of Italy has a reputation today that is second to none. With the latest shoe and boot technology applied to a wide ... Learn more about Scarpa range of outdoor disciplines, Scarpa of Italy manufactures superior footwear for adventurers who recognize and appreciate it. ... Less
I decided to return these after walking around the house a bit. They fit just fine and seem quite substantial and sturdy, but where it breaks across the top of my foot across all those little bones, I could feel it and it wasn't very nice. I think just not padded enough on top. I could see myself backpacking in pain after not going very far... I have had this problem with a few other shoes, too, so maybe my feet are just too bony. I wear a 42 usually, or a 10.5, and the size 10 is what I ordered here. I think it was the correct size for me. Have never worn this brand before. Will keep searching, probably go back to Merrell again.
Reviewed by RMc from Western PA on Monday, May 25, 2015
They felt good right out of the box. They're stable in the rear foot and have a forefoot flexability that I like. On the few hikes on which I've worn them, they have "disappeared" on my feet. They allowed me to move quickly, climb up rocky banks, walk through wet grass, and shallow mud without me noticing them. That's what I like - a shoe that I don't have to think about. The only reason I haven't given them five stars is I haven't had them long enough to attest to their durability.
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