Who should buy the Scarpa Moraine Plus GTX

The Scarpa Moraine Plus GTX is meant for the most active people out there. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that offers lightweight, comfortable, and stable cushioning.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that offers superior water protection.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that can keep your feet stable even on steep grounds.

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Scarpa Moraine Plus GTX notable features

  • Built for rugged terrains, these Scarpa shoes are equipped with Vibram soles specifically designed for lightness, cushioning, and stability.
  • This model makes use of a Gore-tex lining that has superior waterproofing qualities.
  • It features a Nubuck leather upper that is abrasion-resistant and long-wearing, a heel tension system that keeps your feet stable even on steep grounds, and a flex point system that provides the ankle complete freedom of movement.

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Size and fit

The Scarpa Moraine Plus GTX men’s and women’s shoe is low-top hiker that features an ergonomic collar that adapts to the shape of the foot. This, along with the stretch fabric tongue construction and traditional lace-up closure, allows the wearer to achieve a precision fit.

Scarpa Moraine Plus GTX size

Scarpa Moraine Plus GTX provides excellent traction on challenging terrain

Its Vibram outsole features the Dynatech 3 design meant to give you the traction, stability, and cushioning you need when traversing challenging terrain. Very noticeable are the multidirectional lugs clustered mainly in the center, along the heel and forefoot, that ensures a better grip. Meanwhile, larger and more aggressive lugs are placed around the edges to boost traction on steep inclines.

Scarpa Moraine Plus GTX outsole

Long-lasting cushioning and responsiveness by Dual-density EVA Foam

The Moraine Plus GTX comes with a dual-density EVA midsole that provides long-lasting cushioning and responsiveness. This synthetic foam also has superior shock absorption qualities which help lessen the consequences of accidental impact.

Scarpa Moraine Plus GTX midsole

For additional comfort and protection, a separate cushioning unit is fixed onto the heel. Referred to as the “Heel Tension System,” it keeps your feet in place even on steep grounds. This structure also helps counter torsional twists and makes walking easier, even on challenging or rough paths.

Offers protection from impact and sharp hazards

The shoe upper is made of Nubuck leather which is water-resistant and long-wearing. Aside from being a low-cut model, the Moraine Plus GTX is equipped with the Flex Point system that provides freedom of movement. There’s also a rubber toe bumper that protects against impact and sharp hazards. 

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Inside the shoe is the Gore-tex membrane that shields the foot from rain or water.

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Scarpa Moraine Plus GTX's easy to use lacing system

Completing the upper is a lace-up closure with sturdy round laces that are easy to tighten or loosen. There’s thick padding around the collar that does not only contribute to the comfort level of the shoes but also helps reduce the impact stress on the Achilles and the malleolus area.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 15.2oz / Women 13.1oz
Use: Urban hiking, Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Heel brake
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Scarpa

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