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Balancing the traditional, protective trail-running shoe with a profile that has slightly less drop, the SCARPA Ignite is very flexible and lightweight (10.2 ounces per shoe, size 42), yet still offers serious trail protection. Ideal for tackling longer-distances, the Ignite pairs a 18mm heel with 10mm forefoot. Injected EVA midsoles mean longer life and a more dynamic feel through the stride. A thin high-density EVA trail plate offers added protection in the forefoot. The Speed Track outsole uses an aggressive tread pattern with 4.5mm-deep lugs for traction and angular lugs on the back to assist with braking, along with an exclusive rubber compound that offers better traction and durability. Air mesh uppers are balanced with a webbing exoskeleton for support and responsiveness.
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: Synthetic Leather and Polyester Mesh Lining: Polyester Linning Plate: H-EVA Midsole: Injected EVA Outsole: Speed Track HDR Last: TRD8 Sizes: 39 - 47 (half sizes) Weight: 289g: 10.2oz (1/2 pair size 42) Color: Blue Product Code: 33003/350
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Anonymous May 28, 2014
My new favorite trail shoe. Excellent comfort for my usually hard to please feet. Great cushioning and stability in a light weight package. I have run rocky trails, bottomless clay mud and pavement and the shoes do well everywhere. They are one of the few shoes I have not felt the need to replace the stock liners in. Highly recommended. I usually wear a 10.5-11 and the 44.5 fits perfectly for my mid to low volume foot.
Anonymous Apr 26, 2014
Absolutely fantastic fit and support for road and light trail running. I've owned a pair for three weeks now, and after putting about 40 miles on them in both training and racing a 10K and a 5K, I am a true fan of the Ignite. The quality is as good or better as any other shoe on the market. Sizing runs very true and accurate, which was nice because I'd never seen or held a Scarpa shoe before ordering these online from the manufacturer. I am recommending these to all my friends.
- Anonymous May 28, 2014