FUEGO

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Description

Another of our “blue-collar” boots, suited for heavy work, season after season. Wildland fire crews love the Fuego because there’s no rubber randing to melt or scorch. The higher cuff, with three lacing eyelets, supports the ankle, which is key with extra gear on your back or on unpredictable ground. One-piece, Italian Crosta leather takes silicone or wax treatment perfectly, making these perfect for long, arduous workdays or far-flung journeys. As tough as we can make a leather boot.

Another of our “blue-collar” boots, suited for heavy work, season after season. Wildland fire crews love the Fuego because there’s no rubber randing to melt or scorch. The higher cuff, with three lacing eyelets, supports the ankle, which is key with extra gear on your back or on unpredictable ground. One-piece, Italian Crosta leather takes silicone or wax treatment perfectly, making these perfect for long, arduous workdays or far-flung journeys. As tough as we can make a leather boot.

Features

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Specs

  • Upper: Crosta Pro HS12®
  • Lining: Taibrelle
  • Insole: Pro-Flex XT
  • Midsole: EVA
  • Outsole: Vibram® M4 Tech
  • Last: DL
  • Sizes: 38 - 47, 48 (half sizes)
  • Weight: 1028g; 2lb, 4oz (1/2 pair size 42)
  • Color: Grey
  • Product Code: 88004

Technologies

  • Vibram

Sizing

SCARPA Sizing Chart

Measure your foot with a ruler, using cm or inches; convert to Euro or US using this chart. If you need mondo sizing, please refer to the SCARPA chart on this page/tab. We recommend you purchase two sizes, the size you think you are plus one .5 size bigger for fit testing at home. As long as the products are in like new condition and the packaging is 100% intact, we will credit you for the returned product.

General fitting rules depend on the product's intended use... follow the appropriate guidelines below for best results.

Trail/mountain/approach/lifestyle products:

  • The bigger/heavier/more supportive the product, the more you may want to upsize .5 - 1full size. Lighter, softer, more supple shoes can be sized closer to your measured size.
  • Note: SCARPA Plastic mountain boots all use UK sizing; UK converts easily: 1 full size smaller than US men's size, 2 sizes smaller than US women's size.
  • Try on with appropriate socks for your usage. The bigger the boot, the more appropriate a bigger sock (sounds crazy, huh?)
  • If you use orthotics or already have aftermarket footbeds, measure against the standard footbed in boot. Fit into boot for sizing/fitting the boot.
  • Best to try on at the end of the day when your feet are larger/swollen, than when your feet are fresh to ensure good fit after a long day.
  • Lacing can play an incredibly important part of a good fit. Be sure to play with lacing when analyzing fit.
  • Make sure your heel isn't slipping.
  • Make sure your toes aren't hitting the end.

**Approach shoes may be sized smaller for performance purposes but beware... small shoes are really uncomfortable on the trail.

Rock climbing shoes

  • From your measured size, you'll want to consider downsizing .5 - 2 full sizes. The flatter the shoe, the closer to your measured size; the more downturned/aggressive the shoe, the more you'll want to downsize.
  • The best fit is comparative between sizes and only you will be able to judge that, though an experience climber could offer good insights to your fit.
  • If it feels painful, it may break in... or it may not.
  • Pain sucks as a rule of thumb though and makes climbing miserable.
  • Only you can judge what's 'acceptable' discomfort.
  • Good fitting rock shoes shouldn't necessarily be 'comfortable' by walking/running shoe standards.
  • Look for looseness/bagginess in the toes and heel. Bagginess can mean 'slop' when climbing with feet perspiring, etc.
  • Toes should completely fill the toebox.
  • Heel should feel solid; like they won't pull off if heel hooking.
  • Any foot movement in new shoes will mean sloppy fit when broken in.

Ski boots

  • From your measured foot, convert to US size using the scale. Translate the US size to Mondo size using the SCARPA mondo scale (not 'true' mondo conversion)
  • Shell fit: taking liner out of the shell and inserting foot, toes touching end of shell but completely flat.
  • Should have 1.5 - 2 fingers of space behind heel and heel of shell (between 14mm - 20mm)
  • Too little space = go up one shell
  • Too much space = go down one shell
  • If not sure... fit test BOTH shell sizes
  • Put on a ski sock for gosh sake!
  • Use and orthotic? Put it the boot (after taking out the standard footbed).
  • Put foot in boot AND BUCKLE IT! You can not tell a boot fit without buckling it
  • This will pull your heel back into the heel pocket, relieving cramped toe space
  • Boots do pack out! A 'comfy' fit when new will mean slop later.
  • Regardless, your toes should NOT be pressed against the end of the liner
  • Get your Intuition liners molded! This provides THE BEST FIT available.
  • Any minor pressure points or space will be eliminated by molding
  • Find an experience SCARPA dealer for fitting/molding
  • Boot fitting is an incredible service and generally requires a service fee of varying amounts... it's worth it though!

More good information fitting available here.

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  • Anonymous Oct 4, 2014

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    I purchased these this spring and have worked in them daily for the last six months. They are as tough as nails (tougher sometimes) and are cool enough (no gore tex) to be comfortable on 100 F days. A phenomenal product.

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2014

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    I fight wild fire and this is the BEST BOOT EVER!! In the past I used the Manta model that had shorter uppers. This model was the Manta done much better. The boot is a touch warm but with wool socks they do breath. I've used my current pair for the last three fire seasons and only issue I encountered is the heel lining wearing through to the leather. The laces are synthetic and need to be changed with leather and lightly greased. They do great in all weather types. They are great for edging on rocky terrain and if you happen to ice climb or do glacier travel they accept crampons. The heel lining problem I fixed with a piece of duct tape but this is something I hope to see Scarpa reinforce and improve on some how. For the price and comfort unbeatable. I have made dozens of logger boot people believers in this boot. I use to wear logging boots....not anymore.

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  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2014

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    These are an excellent boot. They are well made with tons of support. I have a super narrow foot (AA) and I don't get much slop in these boots. After 14 years in Whites I started to have some issues with my feet. I switched to Lowa Baffin Pro's for three years. The Baffins do not hold up as well as the Fuegos do nor do they have the ankle and shank support. I have not had any delamination issues with the Fuegos. I can't say that about the Lowa's. If the Fuegos fit your foot, you can't go wrong with this boot.

  • Anonymous Mar 9, 2014

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    Great boot took them out off the box and did a 7 mile hike in very steep rockey terrian not one blister. Have ran fire crews for the last five years best boot I have ever put on will never were a pair of Whites again. only draw back is you can not resole them.

  • Anonymous Feb 2, 2014

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    Used these boots for 4 years on trail crew. first pair lasted me 2 seasons, then I spent a winter using them for tree climbing and unfortunately wore off all the tread dragging brush over blacktop, but the leather was still good as ever, best boot I have ever bought will never buy a different boot as long as these are available.

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2014

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    Wore these for the 2013 fire season and they were a superb boot. I have no other fire boots to compare to, but they are comfortable compared to other leightweight hikers. Replaced the insole with the green superfeet and was very happy. I purchased as recommended on my street shoe size, but they were slightly small, will order half to a full size up for my next pair.

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2014

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    Bought these boots on the recommendation of several friends who spend a lot of time on the fireline and in the mountains. I've wore logger-style boots on the fireline for around 11 years, and was looking for something different when my old boots blew out. Purchased the Fuego's without trying them on and, fortunately, the fit was spot on. The only downer I had heard about these boots was stiffness and that they were a little bit hot in the summer. I wore these boots on a three-week fire detail down to on the Gila NF after putting around 30 miles on them. No problems during the break-in period. Solid boot, with great traction, and comparably light to the loggers I was wearing. Been using these boots now during a cold Minnesota winter. Walking the dog on icy trails and snowshoeing in them. Love em'! Finally a boot I can wear for multiple purposes...now, just need to find the time to do some mountaineering.

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2013

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    THANK YOU SCARPA!!!! Unbeatable boots. This is the evolution of the fire boot! Some like to cling to tradition with out-dated technology. When I had a heel fall off a pair of Whites I went to mountaineering boots. LaSportiva was the first mountaineering boot used in firefighting and there were some minor complaints. Scarpa took over and now they ARE the boot to go with. No question they are tall enough to meet specs. Comfort is key when hiking is your career. If anyone says that their boot doesn't hold up in the hot ash, THEY SHOULDN"T STAND THERE!!! It comes down to situational awareness and it doesn't matter what boot you wear, take care of your feet.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2013

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    Hi, I bought a pair of your Scarpa Fuego fire boots last year for use on wildland fires. I have always used whites boot before trying the Scarpa Fuego's. After a few short days these boots were already broke in, unlike most other boots that take weeks. They fit nice, great ankle support, and weighed next to nothing. I used them for about three months before getting injured on a fire. These boots took an immense amount of heat before getting damaged by the fire. I wanted to write to you to tell you these boots protected/saved my feet. I received no burns below the boots. For that I would like to thank you for making GREAT BOOTS! I will be ordering another pair real soon. Thank you very much!

  • Anonymous Mar 6, 2013

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    I absolutely love these boots. I work as a firefighter and haven't found another boot that offers the level of ankle support that these do. I bought my first pair after a co-worker recommended them to me and they were too small. Luckily they fit another co-worker. I then purchased the next full size up and after a week of break-in they were good to go. After wearing them for a full season plus hunting and other misc outdoors for over 250 days; they are still going strong. I've decided I'm never buying another pair of Whites.

  • Anonymous May 28, 2012

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  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2012

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    Superb boots.  I normally wear size 11, fuego size 44.5 fit perfectly, with room to spare for my toes while wearing medium thickness wool socks.  After 3 miles of walking on the trail, I felt like I had them broke in, after honing in on the perfect lacing tightnesses.  The lacing system is nice because I can lock it into place at the toe box and the ankle, which allows for a bit of flex at the ankle.  I added new insoles to help out my arch support, and they also lift my heel up a bit inside the boot which ended up giving me a better more snug fit with less heel movement.  I love that the boot is one solid piece of leather, I feel like I'm wearing tanks on my feet, but they are about the same weight as my much smaller hiking boots.  I did have to shorten my stride a little to accommodate the large heel, which is a small price to pay for such a diesel boot.   I will be taking these into wilderness tundra and snowy alpine mountains for fun and on the fire line for more fun.  

  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2011

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    I purchased my first pair in a size 44 (I normally wear 10.5). They fit very tight in the toe box on my right foot and were unbearable. I then purchased a size 45 and the problem was corrected. I am a wildland firefighter and hunter. The boots are solid and will last a very long time. I wore them side by side with another firefighter wearing Danner Flashpoint boots. The Danners delaminated in the heat, while the Scarpa Fuego had no damage. I also wear them hunting and they are about the best hunting boots I have worn. They are very stiff for the first day or two, but break in nicely, and you get used to them. I have worn Lowa, Meindl and White's. These are the ones to go with for sure if you hike a lot in rough terrain.