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Providing all-year-round comfort, the Scarpa Kailash Plus GTX comes with sturdy nubuck upper and Gore-Tex laminate. This duo amplifies its weather protection.
Underfoot features include a light PU midsole and Vibram Biometric outsole. The former takes care of cushioning while the latter is in charge of traction. The boot comes with ACTIVimpact technology, a construction method that maximizes the absorption of negative ground impacts for a more comfy ride.
This Scarpa product is shaped using the narrow TM last which provides a snug fit at the heel. With its lacing system, users can adjust the overall volume and fit.
This hiking boot employs a Vibram Biometric outsole. It uses the XS Trek compound which balances durability and traction. Large, aggressive lugs are seen on its surface. They anchor into ground surfaces and help keep a steady footing over rugged terrain.
There are self-cleaning grooves that prevent muck build-up, maintaining the traction of the backpacking boot. The forefoot region has increased surface contact for optimal grip during ascents.
A light PU midsole keeps the user’s foot cushioned without weighing it down. In the heel area, the brand’s designers added a low-density EVA foam to optimize shock absorption. The Comfort Flex Plus insole (5 mm thick) is made of a combination of polypropylene and fiberglass and is coated with compressed felt. This material enhances support and comfort.
The upper of this high-cut hiking boot from Scarpa wears 1.8 mm nubuck leather. This durable material is lined with Gore-Tex Performance Comfort which creates a waterproof, breathable and moderately insulated interior. The TPU toe cap protects the foot from tough technical terrain.
In the ankle region, a component called Flex Point (a special upper design) allows freedom of movement, especially during active use. Inside is a memory foam which adapts to the user’s foot for enhanced comfort.
The boot features Heel Tension, a support structure which amplifies stability. Lastly, its speed lacing system employs bi-component hardware—steel and plastic—that permits quick fit adjustment.