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- 100% Leather and Textile
- Rubber sole
- Shaft measures approximately 7" from arch
- Gore-tex performance comfort keeps your feet dry
- Vibram outsole for durability and traction
- Tpu toecap for protection
- Sock-fit construction for reduced bulk and a glove like fit
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A modern hybrid that combines a rugged backpacking boot with a nimble trail shoe, the R-Evolution GTX features the durable protection of suede leather and GORE-TEX, with a lightweight Sock-Fit construction that can handle nearly any trail outing.
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: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B012FYEZGI
- Item model number: R-EVOLUTION GTX Hiking Boot-M
- Date first listed on Amazon: August 18, 2015
- #770 in Men's Hiking Boots
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Anyways, these things fit amazing. They fit like a glove with thick socks. The toe is sturdy and solid. They are completely sealed up til the two open eyelets where the tongue has some wiggle room. The soft exterior (the grey sued) is thick and flexible, and I really love it, I've been looking for a boot that has a fit like this for a while and I think I've found what I'm looking for. The ankle support isn't crazy stiff, but it's there. The soles are pretty stiff as well.
For those of you who are shopping around and don't quite know how these boots compare size wise, I've done some research and tried on quite a few so: 9.5 for Scarpa (these ones), 9.5 Asolo (Fugitive), and 9.5 Salmon (Quest 4d). Size 10 for my Gola running shoes and 9 for my Wolverine work books (steel toe).
Hope this helps! And like I said, I'll give it an update after a few hikes.
Bought these because the Salomon Quest 4D was hurting my outer foot
after only ten minutes of wear.
I was looking for a Summer Hiking boot that was lighter than the usual heavy
SCARPAs I wear. I will be using these for desert and hiking in Florida.
Not exactly perfect for climbing or edging....I describe this boot as a hybrid and a HOME RUN.
Reminds me of the SCARPA Tech Ascent Approach upper, mated with the new
R Evo platform, though this boot has characteristics of its' own and the balance struck is useful.
Add the BEST LACING system and you get a light trail boot with a multitude of uses, just not perfect for
a specific use, but people put these to many uses.
This boot is not technical, but performs some technical duties well enough for many.
Very versatile but I don't think this has any use in the winter. The Black Tongue area is quite open and airy.
This would be a very good first boot for anyone who does not need extreme cold insulation.
People are doing all sorts of things with these boots from daily use to scrambling.
R-Evo is meant to be a "right out of the box" with "no break in" kind of boot.
I can put these on directly from the box, and hit the trail, without ever getting a hint of even a blister.
I would view this as the SCARPA response to the Quest 4D and other Asian Made
hiking boots that are light and have gripping rubber underfoot.
But the R-Evo will have none of the support and blistering problems
I find with other boot makers.
The Quest has a wide toe box and intense grip around the arch to keep the
boot in place.
The R Evo is more tailored to the foot. These are definitely SCARPA. boots.
These fit like fine Italian shoes, quite tailored to the foot.
Add the same HIGH END lacing system as on the SL and Kinesis,
and you get a boot that does almost everything well.
The lacing system is incredible, and the suede fits like a moccasin.
I can work the laces quickly to adjust the fit to whatever task I am performing.
This SCARPA feels like it was tailored at the custom boot makers.
Perfect fit and feel right out of the box.
The upper is very soft suede, requiring no break in.
This is the minimum of support I would pack on, and I do have concerns
the sole and ankle support is too minimal for a heavy person or load.
Other reviews are saying there is enough ankle support, but the design
is really leaning toward a soft feel.
The boot strikes a very unique balance.
My impression is that this would be a great boot for SCRAMBLING.
I know some people are doing some strenuous climbing in them and
are very impressed.
But this is truly a well balanced, straight ahead hiker as well.
Perfect as a shoe for walking around ANYWHERE.
There is a PLUS version of the R-Evo available with the same Top Grain Leather
as the SL. for those who want the more traditional Scarpa Hiker feel.
The Plus version provides some stiffness and requires more breaking in.
I went with the suede because I am hiking in Florida and wanted something lighter
but still protective. I am trying to get the maximum miles in without foot problems.
The price rarely is lowered on these boots because they are so popular right now.
The lacing system is sturdy metal, not plastic like other brands.
But I do think the laces are thin and could be heavier quality.
More rubbery grip underfoot than a typical SCARPA.
A very comfortable shoe.
Final Note, I did have to return the first pair because the Gore Tex liner was
loose inside the shoe's toe box. The replacement pair also had some loosening in the Gore Tex liner.
For those who said this was because of narrow hiking surfaces one can only surmise about how much they hike. I hike all year long, daily, in a four season environment, on anything from gentle trails to steep rocky surfaces. And no these are not made to accommodate narrow paths---who came up with such nonsense?