Who should buy the Scarpa Rush GTX

The Scarpa Rush GTX is a protective and reliable hiking shoe best suited for:

  • day hiking and speed hiking
  • light overnight trips in incremental weather
  • anyone who wants a lightweight, grippy, and orthotic-friendly shoe that performs well on long distances

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Delivers on high mileage day hikes

Engineered to provide reliable traction and protection from incremental weather, this innovative offering in the Rush family seamlessly combines a solid array of commercial features to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts.

Scarpa Rush GTX Delivers on high mileage day hikes

The Rush GTX can handle high mileage day hikes in rugged terrain or light overnight trips in cold or wet weather.

Rush GTX provides superb traction and stability 

Integrated into the outsole is the Free-dome IKS technology with GORE-TEX waterproof-breathable lining to ensure excellent traction and stability.

Scarpa Rush GTX provides superb traction and stability 

The upper section is constructed with all-synthetic mid-cut fabric and welded polyurethane, providing a light and nimble feel while guaranteeing dynamic support.

Offers a snappy ride

A snappy ride awaits you the moment you slip into the Rush GTX.

Scarpa Rush GTX Offers a snappy ride

Making such an experience possible is thanks to its dedicated stabilizer and snug step frame. The Free-dome IKS outsole comes with an improved rocker to deliver dynamic agility on the trail.

Flexible support for twisting maneuvers

Also known as DST Frame, this sole unit is a one-two punch to provide the hiker more confidence in traversing the trail. It stabilizes the heel while giving the ankle enough flexible support for twisting maneuvers.

Scarpa Rush GTX Flexible support for twisting maneuvers

The Rush GTX comes with a stretch fabric around the instep. 

Locked-in fit 

This proprietary technology provides a glove-like fit around the said region, providing an even more locked-in, bunch-free fit as a result.

Scarpa Rush GTX Locked-in fit 

Front and back, the Rush GTX is highly rockered. 

Offers a springy toe-off

Its forefoot is more aggressively designed than most, making toe-offs more efficient and springier on flatter terrain.

Scarpa Rush GTX Offers a springy toe off

Added ankle support

Alongside the featured hiker, Scarpa’s Rush and Rush Mid GTX make up this mini collection. The former is the lighter non-waterproof counterpart of the Rush GTX.

Scarpa Rush GTX Added ankle support

The latter, on the other hand, comes with a mid-rise collar for additional ankle support.

Scarpa Rush GTX is ideal for spring and summer hikes

The Rush is ideal for hikes when moisture is minimally part, if not completely out, of the equation. In short, sport it during the spring and summer months.

Scarpa Rush GTX Scarpa Rush GTX is ideal for spring and summer hikes

Conversely, for wet-weather adventures, you may choose between the two remaining GTX options. That said, opt for the low-cut variant if freer mobility is more your jam than ankle security.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 14.1oz / Women 11.6oz
Use: Day Hiking, Speed Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Heel brake
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Scarpa

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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.