KINESIS PRO GTX
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The Kinesis Pro is a supportive, all-leather backpacking boot that is built to withstand rigorous trails, long days and heavy pack loads. The Biometric outsole package employs an exclusive new Vibram® outsole and a dual-density polyurethane midsole that maps different densities of polyurethane into specific locations to improve both cushioning and precision on the trail. In the upper, an ergonomic V-flex design provides a wide range of ankle motion, and better fit is achieved through use of memory foam inside the boots. One-piece Nubuck leather construction, softer Nubuck ankle collars and no-friction micro-pulley hardware bolster its customized, comfortable fit. A full rubber rand provides trail protection.
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: Smoothout leather
- Lining: Gore-Tex - Performance Comfort
- Insole: Active Pro 4mm
- Midsole: Dual-density PU
- Sole: Vibram® Biometric
- Last: BD
- Size: 40-47, 48, 49, 50 (half sizes)
- Weight: 850g, 1lb 14oz (1/2 pair size 42)
- Color: Ebony
- Product Code: 61000/201
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Anonymous Nov 4, 2013
These are may be the best boots, l've ever pulled on my feets. Extremely comfortable, warm, waterproof and at last good looking. You can use the for almost all purposes. Do not hesitate if you want great boot for tourism. Just buy them and you wont regret it for sure.
Anonymous Sep 11, 2013
I love these boots. I live in Alaska and have been hiking, packing, and hunting with these boots in everything from rock scree to that spongy tundra surface and I couldn't be happier. They are made in Italy so thumbs up on that too! Just remember you get what you pay for and these are worth every dime!
Anonymous Jun 14, 2013
I can spend all day long in heavy rain or cross wet lands without getting wet. Even if the leather soaks. The Goretex is great. And my feet don't get sweaty (merino wool socks + polypropylene liner). The rubber started to unstick after a few use though...
Anonymous Apr 25, 2012
Best boots I have ever owned, so far I couldn't be more pleased with them. I am going to put them through their paces this summer and we'll see how they hold up.
Anonymous Mar 27, 2012
Great boot! Extremely comfortable right out of the box. Break in has been a breeze (they're not quite as stiff as they look). I can't say much about durability yet but they look and feel very well made.
- Anonymous Nov 4, 2013