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Raising the bar for dedicated backcountry skiers, the Rush is an incredibly lightweight three-buckle alpine-touring boot made for finding and skiing the goods. At 3lbs 2oz (size 27), the Rush utilizes SCARPA’s unique Alpine Axial closure and a smart upper cuff design to deliver an unparalleled amount of downhill power given how light they are. They also offer a category-defining 39 degrees of cuff range, which means excellent mobility for ski touring. Predator HRS (High Retention Strap), lightweight magnesium buckles and Dynafit Quick step in® inserts highlight the level of detail integrated into these capable boots.
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.
- Inner Boot: Intuition Pro Flex G3
- Flex Index: 90
- Range of Motion: 39°
- Shell | Cuff | Tongue: Pebax® Renew
- Buckles: 3 + Active Power Strap
- Forward Lean: 15° & 19°
- Sole: Vibram® Mistral
- Weight: 1430g; 3lbs 2.4oz (½ pair size 27)
- Size: 25.5 – 31
- Binding System: TLT, AT
- Forefoot Last Width: 101mm
- Product Code: 12042/501
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Anonymous Mar 8, 2013
used these last spring i the Chugach and the ski mountaineered Mt Bone (16,421) in may 2012
Anonymous May 7, 2012
I've been using them for last three months and my impressions are: light , comfy and good transfer of power, worth every euro spent on them. Konrad
Anonymous Apr 7, 2012
Having violated one of the most important 'DO NOT DOs' in backcountry skiing, I gambled on a pair of these boots just before heading up to British Columbia for 2 months of wilderness skiing during which I was expecting to be wearing ski boots most of every day. Even without giving them much time to 'break in,' these boots were PHENOMENAL(!!!) every step of the way. While my partners struggled every morning and evening to get into and out of their boots, I wasted no time or energy slipping the Rush's over the super light-weight and warm Intuition liners. At the end of the day, I never had any blisters or foot discomfort to report. In walk mode, I felt like I was wearing a pair of bomber hiking boots. In ski mode, I've never felt as in control of my skis. I couldn't imagine how a touring boot could be any better than this one. Thank you Scarpa!
Anonymous Nov 16, 2011
"These boots--they're like CHEATING!" my touring partner tells me, as he juggles one in his hands... And he's right--if big days with lots of vert are your thing, the RUSH should be at the tope of your gear wish-list this season. One look at these rigs and it's easy to see--every feature has been optimized for speed, truly race-inspired. If the Alien is SCARPA's Formula One racer, the RUSH is their street-legal, Italian sports car. -SO
Anonymous Sep 29, 2011
My prayers were answered this year with the Scarpa Rush. The Executive Summary is that it is a 3 buckle version of the Maestrale, which makes it a bit lighter. I have yet to actually ski it, but in flex tests and on carpet tours, it feels very much the same as a Maestrale. Why would you get this boot over the Maestrale? It is a little lighter (85 grams/3 oz), a little simpler (3 vs. 4 buckles) and a little less expensive ($549 vs. $599). Dropping the toe buckle means that the toe profile is a bit cleaner, which is nice for booting and/or technical climbing as it is less cluttered. The bright yellow doesn’t match my eyes as well as the Day-glow orange Maestrales, but I can live with that. More here: http://straightchuter.com/2011/09/rush-v-maestrale/ ~Andrew McLean
- Anonymous Mar 8, 2013