Who should buy the Haglöfs Skuta Mid Proof Eco

The Skuta Mid Proof Eco from Haglofs has won the hearts of many hikers and outdoor junkies. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking boot that is completely free from fluorocarbon (PFC) - a chemical used to make outdoor shoes and apparel water-resistant. 
  • Prefer a hiking boot that provides increased traction, stability, and durability.
  • Prefer a hiking boot that helps reduce impact, absorb shock, and promote comfort.

Haglöfs Skuta Mid Proof Eco logo

Excellent grip and traction

The Skuta Mid Proof Eco outsole is made with high abrasion-resistance rubber from ASICS. It’s designed to provide additional grip and traction while offering good cushioning. 

Haglöfs Skuta Mid Proof Eco outsole

Abrasion-resistant

The AHAR Plus is said to be three times more resistant to abrasion than conventional rubber. It is also 50% lighter.

Haglöfs Skuta Mid Proof Eco upper 2

Comfortable and flexible cushioning

For the midsole, this boot features molded EVA. Compared to other cushioning materials, EVA is much lighter, durable, flexible, and slip-resistant. For added cushioning and comfort, the Skuta Mid Proof Eco integrates the GEL rearfoot technology which is also designed by ASICS. 

Haglöfs Skuta Mid Proof Eco midsole

Reduce impact during heel strike

Here, a specially formulated silicone gel is placed in the rearfoot to reduce impact during heel strike, and in the forefoot to boost shock absorption during forwarding movement.

Haglöfs Skuta Mid Proof Eco midsole 2

Breathable and waterproof

The shoe upper is made with eco-friendly suede leather. Mesh fabric is incorporated in the vamp all through the tongue which adds some breathability to the shoe. All surfaces are also treated with PFC-free durable water repellent (DWR) to protect against water and dirt.

Haglöfs Skuta Mid Proof Eco upper

Suitable for varying weather conditions

Moreover, the boot is lined with the PROOF ECO membrane - a waterproof lining made from recycled or bluesign approved fabrics. According to Haglofs, this membrane has been tested in 100,000 steps. The company also claims that the PROOF ECO has scored high on breathability, ranging from 10,000 to 20,000 grams. All these suggest that the Skuta Mid Proof Eco is suitable for varying weather conditions.

Haglöfs Skuta Mid Proof Eco upper1

Snug and adjustable fit

Completing the upper is a lace-up closure system that gives the wearer a snug, adjustable fit each time. It features flat laces that help minimize pressure points on the feet.

Haglöfs Skuta Mid Proof Eco snug fit

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 475g / Women 400g
Use: Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Eco-friendly / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Haglöfs

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

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.