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This year’s version of the award-winning Kailash GTX hiking boots features a new midsole and sole package for added structure and support. Other highlights in this boot include bi-directional ankle flex construction, which provides excellent mobility without sacrificing stability. The forefoot has easily tensioned lacing that offers superior volume control and confidence for bearing big loads and moving over technical terrain.
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: Suede & Nylon
- Lining: Gore-Tex® – Performance Comfort
- Insole: Comfort-Flex
- Midsole: PU + TPU
- Sole: Vibram® Hi-Trail Lite
- Last: BX
- Sizes: 39-47, 48 (half sizes)
- Weight: 630g; 1lb 6oz (1/2 pair size 42)
- Color: Taupe/Cigar
- Product Code: 67045/200
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Anonymous Feb 23, 2014
These boots are all that and a bag of nuts. For years I have attempted to find a good fitting and durable pair of boots suitable for hard trails and off trail excursions. I'm happy to say I've found them. The fit is phenomenal, and they are wearing well. Today was my first venture out in the snow and the kept my feet warm and dry. Now, mind you it was 6 inches of snow and ~32 degrees, but not a single complaint/ I have also exposed them to running streams and lots of rain (Pacific NW) and not a leak to be found.
Anonymous Nov 23, 2013
Lightweight option that still takes a crampon. Only problem is if hiking in scree the stitching on the outside wears. Mine went after 4 weeks. My wife's after 1st trip. Still rather the lightweight over leather if wet boots is likely. NZ for example.
Anonymous Aug 16, 2013
My most favorite boots on earth! I put them on and I literally climbed 7,400 feet to my summit and my feet felt incredible! I never had Scarpa's before then and now I don't think I'll ever go back!!!!!
Anonymous Jan 13, 2013
This one one of the best boots I have ever owned. I've put a lot of miles on them and not once had a complaint or regret with them on my feet. I'm sold on Scarpa!
- Anonymous Feb 23, 2014