WRANGELL GTX

Price $379.00

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Description

About as burly as they come, we recommend the Wrangell for months-long off-trail backpacking (get the name?) or heavily laden work duty (think logging or hunting camp). Crosta 2.8mm Italian leather, GORE-TEX® for waterproofing, a Vibram® M4 Tech sole, and our Pro-Flex XT insole – no problem for hundred-pound packs and brutal abuse on the feet. These are professional-grade mountain boots, built by hand by the best artisans in the world. Inspiring, really, when you think about it. Sure, we don’t need a boot like this most days, but when you do…here’s the boot you want.

About as burly as they come, we recommend the Wrangell for months-long off-trail backpacking (get the name?) or heavily laden work duty (think logging or hunting camp). Crosta 2.8mm Italian leather, GORE-TEX® for waterproofing, a Vibram® M4 Tech sole, and our Pro-Flex XT insole – no problem for hundred-pound packs and brutal abuse on the feet. These are professional-grade mountain boots, built by hand by the best artisans in the world. Inspiring, really, when you think about it. Sure, we don’t need a boot like this most days, but when you do…here’s the boot you want.

Features

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Specs

  • Upper: 2.8mm Crosta Pro HS12®
  • Lining: Gore-Tex® – Performance Comfort
  • Insole: Pro-Flex XT
  • Midsole: EVA
  • Sole: Vibram® M4 Tech
  • Last: DL
  • Sizes: 38 – 47, 48 (half sizes)
  • Weight: 1070g; 2lbs 6oz (1/2 pair size 42)
  • Color: Bronze
  • Product Code: 88004G

Technologies

  • Gore-Tex
  • Vibram

Sizing

SCARPA 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.

Trail/mountain/approach/lifestyle products:

  • 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.

Ski boots

  • 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.

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Recent Reviews

  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2015

    Rating:

    Was looking for a stiff comfortable boot for mountain terrain under heavy loads (hike/hunt in south eastern British Columbia). Fairly stiff when new but after the first hunting season they were fully broke-in. The lacing system has been very affective. I bought them for an "exact fit" (snug with one average sock) and when you lace and lock properly they are awesome in steep rough terrain all day after day. Bought them snug and have never EVER had a sore spot. They've been 100% waterproof over countless fully-submerged water crossings. If they last two or three more years I would definitely get them again with no hesitation. I've rated them "5 Stars" simply because they have exceeded every expectation so far after more than two years in these hills.

  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2015

    Rating:

    These may be the best boots I have ever owned! Wildland firefighter in Colorado, went from horrible loggers to these - all the difference in the world! I got the Wrangell instead of the fuegos for the waterproofing and the extra rubber rand. Very water proof! Very comfortable if you keep in mind that these are supposed to be stiff mountaineering boots. They won't "break in" like a pair of whites - they remain supportive after they've been worn in. You'll never really "break" em. Wear liner socks and heavy wool outer socks and you won't complain. Adjustable tongue is actually a nice feature - pull the tongue up for easy office days, then push it back down when hiking 60 degree slopes!

  • Anonymous Apr 7, 2015

    Rating:

    I bought these boots for a bighorn sheep hunt. Put 70 miles in scouting to break them in, still had some hot spots. Put 140 miles on them during the hunt, and at least another 150 miles in mountain climbing in Idaho, Colorado, and Wyoming. They show little wear and are solid boots in construction, but I still get blisters. Don't know if they will ever break in for me. I wish the blister issue wasn't there, cause these are the only boots I haven't destroyed in 2 years of mountain use.