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Supportive, full-leather construction, yet easy to break in, the Terra GTX melds Italian-crafted construction and quality into a boot that’s game for anything from day hiking to backpacking; and they won’t break the bank either. High points include Gore-Tex waterproof laminated, full suede uppers, and Vibram® soles form a stylishly protective, all conditions versatility—all for a sweet price. Bi-direction ankle flex means great dexterity and lends to easy break-in.
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: Nubuck
- Lining: Gore-Tex® – Performance Comfort
- Insole: Nylon
- Midsole: PU
- Outsole: Vibram® Energy
- Last: BF
- Sizes: 39 - 47 (full sizes)
- Weight: 539g; 1lb, 3oz (1/2 pair size 42)
- Color: Mud
- Product Code: 30001/200
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Anonymous Jan 11, 2014
have had merrills in past and they are prettu nice but recently seem quality going down, tried a pair of solomons, pair of vasque real nice, and pair of merrille phaser nice but bulkey, then put on these scarpa terra gtx incredible confy, light and gor tex waterproof these boots are so nice, clean lines and classy. thanks italy
Anonymous Jan 4, 2014
Bought these boots three years ago for hiking but found them so comfortable that I find I turn to them for everyday weekend use, especially when there is any wet weather - they remain dry as a bone no matter what. Another feature that I was surprised by is that that they are basically a step-in boot, the speed lacing structure and wide opening at the ankle when untied allows me to step in to them then quickly lace up, also the reverse, very easy to unlace and step out. This is a feature I have never found in other boots and very welcome in an urban environment. I have also walked many miles in them with and without a backpack and after three years there is no question what boots I will use for a 100 mile hike this April in wet weather. I am a US size 12 in these boots and can wear light or heavy socks because the speed lacing is infinitely adjustable, also a great feature. The only caveat is that the gore-tex "sock" that makes the boot totally waterproof also makes it somewhat hot in warmer weather, but I beat that by using thicker Smartwool socks that seem to efficiently wick sweat so my feet are not parboiled by day's end. Like other reviewers, intend to leave these boots on after a long walk, not take them off with a sigh of relief, that is how comfy they are. Finally I should mention I need orthotics to avoid foot pain and these boots accommodate them without a problem (the speed lace design, again, makes adjustment very precise). Best boots I have ever owned, thank you Scarpa!
Anonymous Nov 27, 2012
I'm a tree surgeon (arborist) and I have to say these are the best boots I've ever had. So comfortable and also very neat and tidy. A1.
Anonymous Aug 14, 2012
Have very bad feet and recently got new orthotics. They took up way too much room in my LUNA's, which I also rate 5*. I now wear a men's 10 in the Terra boot and love them. They are so comfy that I have no desire to change shoes when I finish hiking. I just received my every day boots, the Moraine's. Another 5* product. Scarpa...you are the best! Thank you.
Anonymous Aug 1, 2012
Brand 1 week prior to 10 day trek in New Mexico due to boot failure of older boots. Unbelievable on the feet. Carried 35+ lb pack. Never use my second pair of sneakers at the end of the day. Wore these the whole time. HAPPY FEET!! Returned home, light cleaning they look like new. Have been austere of another popular brand of boots for twenty years. I have found a new boot.
- Anonymous Jan 11, 2014