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- Made in USA or Imported
- Synthetic sole
- Shaft measures approximately 5.75" from arch
- Heel measures approximately 1.5"
- Platform measures approximately 1"
- Adjustable circumference
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FEATURES of the Scarpa Men's Kailash GTX Boot Performance comfort Gore-Tex to keep your feet dry Bi-directional ankle flex Protective toe rand Easily tensioned lacing system Vibram sole for excellent traction and durability
Innovation and tradition share equally deep roots at SCARPA, a muti-generational, family-owned business whose headquarters and manufacturing facilities are in the same region of northern Italy where it was founded in 1938. SCARPA builds performance footwear for climbing, hiking, skiing, mountaineering, trail-running and other outdoor pursuits. Aside from being the Italian word for "shoe," SCARPA is an acronym for Societa Calzaturiera Asolana Riunita Pedemontana Anonima (Associated Shoe Manufacturing Company of the Asolo Mountain Area).
- Shipping Weight: 3.54 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00S5A47QK
- Item model number: KAILASH GTX-M
- Date first listed on Amazon: March 6, 2013
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Over the years, my hikes have been in shoes, sneakers, boots of all kinds (including military), cross-trainers, and since 1990, preferably in hiking boots. As a "boot man", I favor Italian - crafted hiking boots. I know that by using boots on all hikes, it may be considered an overkill, but so be it. As a disciplined hiker, my boots greatly contributed to get the most return for investment, to conquer trails, and to come back without blisters, injuries, or problems with feet/ankles/legs.
The Scarpa - Kailash GTX hiking boots surpassed my expectations. They fit like a glove. Traction is better than on my Asolo Flame, and Asolo TPS 520 GV. I am a happy hiker and hope to get years of use by rotating these top-of-the-line boots. They will be frequently used on my North Georgia hikes. In sum, I give them an exceptional rating.
I wear a stable size 45; length fine with this boot, but just narrow enough in the toe box, like Hanwag, to veto. I would advise going to a 45.5 in this boot to remedy the width issue for a size 45. I didn't want to mess with more trial and error, so I'm going with a make that I know fits on width. If I actually ran this boot for a period of time it would likely rate 5-stars.
Sizing: My feet measure 9.5 US and I usually wear size 43 EU in Scarpas (sometimes 42.5) and size 10 US in most other boots.
I get the impression Scarpa changed their boot lasts to be narrower at some point. I just tried on a pair of Zodiac Plus GTX in 43 and they seemed promising. We'll see ...
The soles are very much like the Salomon Quest 4D which I would not recommend.
Read my other reviews to get an idea of where this fits into the Scarpa line of boots.
This is an entry level Day Hiker that will due for packing,
because the soles are very high end,
but this is really not a tech boot.
Wider than other Alpine leaning boots and this contributes to underfoot stability,
which is achieved with stiffer ankle support in the more Tech Alpine Zanskar and Approach GTX.
The feel and fit of this boot would be traditionally what most people would be used to from a Day Hiker,
but the SOLES ARE MUCH BETTER than anything you get at your local sports store.
This boot competes directly with the Lowa Renegade.
Repeating myself, all these boots fit is pretty straight forward and would generally fit like your average Day Hiker.
Comparing to the Renegade:
Renegade upper is better leather, more leather, stiffer, less breathable.
Renegade offers many sizes and colors.
Scarpas upper is more cloth, Scarpa suede and more flexible.
My understanding is these Scarpa uppers are still very durable.
The advantage is they feel more "broken in" straight from the box.
The Kalaish saves $ on the upper and gives you a much better sole.
The soles are so much better than the Lowa Renegade.
Actually, this boot performs as well or better than the Lowa Renegade
and they are basically interchangeable in use.
But the Kalaish gives you a higher quality sole and so is better value.
If you have terrifically wide feet, the Lowa comes in a double wide.
Kalaish and the Renegade are very good EU hiking boots.
Both compete directly with the Salomon Quest 4D which I would advise against despite glowing reviews.
Over the long term, your feet will be better off in the Kalaish.
With more cloth on the upper, Kalaish is light and airy, better for when the snow has left.
Ideal for warmer days. I bought mine for Florida trails and desert.
If you want more precise foot placement, with similar comfort,
the R Evo is slightly more narrow and terrifically precise underfoot.
If you have rocky terrain to thread through, R Evo is more technically precise,
while being the same level of comfort and flex.
A less expensive alternative would be the Moraine, which has a decent upper and less sole.
We'll, thankfully I didn't have to switch. The new Scarpa is everything my aged pair was, plus a few improvements. Namely, a new Vibram outsole (that's fantastic) with an added lace-lock feature.
I tried a few high-end alternatives before deciding, but there's no comparison. I hope they make this boot until I can't walk any more. If it can be done better, I've yet to see it. Hundreds of miles in my first pair, and looking forward to more. If my foot will just pick a size, maybe I can see just how long they really last.
These receive my highest recommendation. Well worth the expense.
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Caveat: I have a narrow foot. And these fit beautifully.
They seem well-made.Read more