Scarpa Rush Mid GTX: A close look

To appreciate the Rush Mid GTX more, you simply need to dig a little deeper. Fortunately for you, the points below will help you become thoroughly informed on the shoe in question.

  • The over-the-ankle construction of the Rush Mid GTX doubles down on support. As it is made of reinforced fabric without overlays, it also promotes multi-directional ankle mobility.
  • Its many vent panels make the boot’s interior extra breathable.
  • Just like most top-quality Scarpa hiking boots, this offering has a proprietary shank (a.k.a. DST Frame) that prevents the arch from giving in.
  • The hiker’s impact zones, which make up the proprietary Interactive Kinetic System (IKS), take things up a notch on the stride-efficiency front. Indeed, their presence down under translates to even more shock absorption and springier toe offs.

Nice to know

  • If you happen to have come across just the Scarpa Rush, then you have seen the featured boot’s non-waterproof low-cut sibling.
  • The IKS or Interactive Kinetic System has its debut in both the Scarpa Rush Mid GTX and the Rush.


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