KAILASH GTX WOMEN'S
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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. The Kailash GTX boot also includes 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. This women’s specific model caters to female anatomical differences in foot shape and volume.
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: BXD
- Sizes: 36-43 (half sizes)
- Weight: 540g; 1lb 3oz (1/2 pair size 38)
- Color: Pewter/Jeans
- Product Code: 67045/202
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Anonymous Aug 28, 2013
When I picked up the Kailash GTX hiking boots from Scarpa, I experienced a familiar feeling: thrilled to have new boots, but secretly dreading the battle wounds that usually come with the break-in process. To my surprise, I’ve spent the last few months breaking in these boots blister-free. I made sure to get the correct size, but the boots are so light (weighing in at just 1lb 3oz each) and well cushioned, the once painful break-in process was actually enjoyable. It only took a handful of uses before I felt the boots start to mold to my feet. I’ve been wearing them in the Boulder Foothills during an especially tumultuous spring and early summer. Between rain, snow and sweltering temps, the Kailash GTX’s were put to the test in all kinds of weather, and I found that this supportive lightweight boot is one of the most comfortable I’ve ever worn. The boot’s Gore-Tex membrane kept my feet dry as I battled mud and puddles on the trail. Even though my feet got wet as I climbed a muddy slope with snow melt trickling down it, I found that they stayed drier than I expected, dried quickly, and paired with some merino wool socks, kept my feet warm the whole time. The Gore-Tex membrane is also breathable, and combined with the boot’s light weight, my feet stayed cooler and drier on 85+ degree days than most heavy duty hiking boots, which also helped prevent blisters and hot spots. The beefy Vibram® Hi-Trail Lite sole offers excellent traction whether you are trying to grip slippery muddy trails, or maneuvering down the side of a rock. The tough toe rand also keeps your toes protected from sharp rocks on technical trails or when your foot placement gets a little sloppy at the end of the day. The toe box is roomy, offering much needed wiggle room for swollen feet. There is additional support in the back of the boot that helps protect your Achilles, which lends peace of mind on the trail. The upper fit snugly around my leg when laced up and left no gap for rocks and debris to sneak in. The verdict: You can skip the blistered, break-in headache once and for all with the Kailash GTX. This combined with its tough sole and light weight make it a choice hiking and backpacking companion.
- Anonymous Aug 28, 2013