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Scarpa R-Evo GTX Review

By Phil on 2014.11.04 In Product Review

I bought my Scarpa R-Evo GTX boots last April after the constant problems I experienced with previous boots due to my dropped arches and tops of toes rubbing against the upper boot.

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My previous boots have been Meindl Softline GTX and Salomon Quest 4D GTX boots. Both pairs seemed fine initially but once worn in and used on long distance treks, they both started to give me problems.

I opted for the Scarpa R-Evo GTX boots after purchasing the Scarpa Mantra Pro GTX four season boots last winter for use with crampons and which I have had no problems with during my winter hikes.

The Scarpa R-Evo GTX boot has a cushioned sock liner which fits snug around your feet. This helps reduce pressure on the top of your feet caused by natural boot creases as they become more worn in. This also means there is no stitching where the tongue of the boot joins the rest of the upper boot as found in other boots.

Although the boot feels like a soft cloth material, they are fully waterproof. This I can confirm from a number of wet hikes in the Lakes, which included walking through running streams just below ankle level.

I have also just returned from my first multi day trek with these boots after completing the Toubkal Two Valley trek in Morocco and they were perfect for such conditions, where we experienced very dry dusty tracks, water and snow. They have been the most comfortable pair of boots I have worn on any of my multi day treks.

Due to my feet having dropped arches, I replaced the insoles in these boots with the SuperFeet Carbon insoles for that little extra arch support. I chose the carbon insoles for their low-profile to help prevent any further rubbing of the toes on the top of the boot, a problem I had with my previous boots and the thicker SuperFeet insoles I tried.

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The Scarpa R-Evo GTX boots combined with the SuperFeet Carbon insoles are without doubt the most comfortable pair of walking boots I have had and I would thoroughly recommend these boots for any 3 season hiking adventures.

Technical details:

  • Sole: Vibram Fagus Lite
  • Upper: Suede Water Resistant 1.8mm + S-Tech Fabric
  • Lining: Gore-Tex (performace comfort footwear)
  • Weight: 1320g per pair 42
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Welcome to my blog about hiking, trekking, Fjällräven Polar 2014, in fact anything where you require boots and the outdoors.

My name is Phil, and following my outdoor epiphany which started in the summer of 2012 I’m now hooked on everything outdoors. So far my biggest treks have included the 250km Cathar Way, the 170km Tour du Mont Blanc and best of all, winning 1st place to take part in the Fjällräven Polar in April 2014.

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