Verdict from 5 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Light: Compared with most hiking boots, which weigh on average at around 1 kg, the Rush Mid GTX is significantly lighter at no more than 800 g a pair.
  • Comfy: This Scarpa hiker has insane amounts of comfort.
  • Supportive: Both its plush footbed and mid-high collar will make you feel as secure as ever.
  • Grippy: Its sticky outsole is “pretty stellar,” especially on boulders.
  • Attractive: The Rush Mid GTX dispels the notion that hiking boots are boring looks-wise.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Slightly costly: This trail gear might be a tough sell for bargain-shoe hunters.
  • Narrow: Based on a report, the Scarpa Rush Mid GTX is restrictive overall.

Bottom line

Adventurers who wish to go all out on the trail without the fear of losing control had better set their sights on the Rush Mid GTX. Engineered with a bevy of empowering features, this lightweight Scarpa boot will safely take you to the tail end of your route in a flash. Redefining hikes is the Rush Mid GTX’s prime objective, and it begs to do so with you!

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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.
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.