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A no-nonsense boot without any of the unnecessary bells or whistles that's willing to go anywhere that you can get to.
SizingSCARPA 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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Jordan Reeves Apr 28, 2014
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.
Anonymous Apr 25, 2014
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.
John Jessen Mar 9, 2014
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
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
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.
- Jordan Reeves Apr 28, 2014