Who should buy the Scarpa Marmolada Pro OD

The Marmolada Pro OD may not have enough rigidity needed for traversing steep ice slopes. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a mountaineering boot that is water-resistant and snug, sock-like fit.
  • Prefer a mountaineering boot that provides grip on varying surfaces, wet or dry.
  • Prefer a mountaineering boot that offers extra cushioning and shock absorption.

Scarpa Marmolada Pro OD logo

Offers a good amount of lateral stiffness

Like most Scarpa shoes, the Marmolada Pro OD uses a Vibram rubber outsole that offers a good amount of lateral stiffness. This quality is particularly beneficial for navigating steep slopes or climbing edges when scrambling.  

Scarpa Marmolada Pro OD outsole

Excellent traction

The Drumiln outsole has a medium lug depth that is widely spaced to prevent mud and dirt build-up in between. The heel breast has aggressive deep lugs for downhill traction. As a Rated B1 boot, this can take only a C1 flexible strap-on crampon. And since it doesn’t have ledges on the rear or toes, a step-in crampon wouldn’t work on the Marmolada Pro OD.

Scarpa Marmolada Pro OD outsole 1

Durable and shock-absorbing cushioning

The midsole is made of Polyurethane (PU) which is firmer than EVA and highly elastic. It is also long-wearing, shock-absorbing, and has a good amount of bending resistance. 

Scarpa Marmolada Pro OD midsole

Comfortable and responsive cushioning 

The boot comes with a removable insert made of EVA to provide additional comfort and protection against impact. There’s also an anti-torsion system in the central section. All these features enable the wearer to navigate challenging terrains with fewer concerns over injuries.

Scarpa Marmolada Pro OD arch support

Snug fit

The upper is made of water-resistant suede leather with a Sock-Fit XT construction system wherein the tongue, flex point, and collar come in one piece. This creates a sock-like structure for a snug feel.

Scarpa Marmolada Pro OD upper

Secure fit

This boot has a lace-up-to-toe lacing system that lets you adjust the tightness in varying parts of the shoe, depending on your needs. It locks off midway so you can vary the fit between the cuff and the forefoot.

Scarpa Marmolada Pro OD laces

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 22.2oz / Women 18.3oz
Use: Alpine
Cut: High cut
Features: Lace-to-toe, Single / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Scarpa

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.