Who should buy the Scarpa Rapid

The Scarpa Rapid gives its class (approach shoes) great prominence thanks to its set of hike-worthy qualities. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a shoe that is built for speed and agility with its flexible and lightweight construction.
  • Prefer a shoe that secures grip over treacherous terrain.
  • Prefer a shoe that has an extra pair of eyelets at the ankle line, which allow for a snugger collar fit.

Scarpa Rapid Logo

Megagrip outsole

Megagrip outsole, this approach hiker from Scarpa offers enough sticking power on various types of outdoor surfaces. As it has multi-directional lugs and triangular grooves, wearers can navigate the more slippery parts of your route with enhanced slip and skid resistance. This hardwearing rubber component also provides additional bump protection outside surface traction.

Scarpa Rapid outsole

Shock-absorbent heel

The Scarpa Rapid grants sufficient underfoot protection and stability with its molded midsole made of EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate). Its tapered construction gives the shoe a shock-absorbent heel and a svelte overall profile.

Scarpa Rapid Midsole

Comfortable cushioning

It comes with a removable Ortholite footbed. Its presence doubles down on comfort underfoot. It also controls odor buildup, thereby preventing stink.

Scarpa Rapid Midsole 1.0

Additional toe protection

The Rapid's low-cut upper is a combination of polyurethane, mesh, and micro nubuck. It comes with a hardy toe bumper for additional bump protection. This reinforced section also gives hikers extra adhesion for some light smearing.

Scarpa Rapid Toe protection

Heavy-duty closure system

The hiker’s closure system features lace holes that are a combination of plated eyelets and fabric loops. Its flat lace is made of heavy-duty synthetic material.

Scarpa Rapid Closure system

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 10.4oz / Women 8.8oz
Features: Breathable / Lightweight / Heel brake
Technology: Ortholite, Vibram
Material: Leather, Mesh upper, Rubber sole, Synthetic, Fabric/Textile, Vegan
Top: Low
BRAND Brand: Scarpa
SKUs: 33355350 / 33355352

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Teddy Dondanville
Teddy Dondanville

Teddy is a professionally trained Apprentice Rock Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and a Wilderness First Responder with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Besides guiding outdoor rock climbing, Teddy also has years of experience in route setting and coaching climbing indoors. Through his guiding, route setting, and coaching, Teddy has experimented with climbing shoes for over a decade.