Who should buy the Scarpa Grand Dru GTX

The Scarpa Grand Dru GTX is designed ready for the most rugged terrain and frequent water crossings. It's a solid option for those looking for:

  • a sturdy boot providing ample support while hiking with a heavy pack on your back
  • 360° waterproof footwear that will keep your feet warm and dry after a day on the trail
  • a backpacking boot compatible with crampons if you need some extra grip to reach your goal

Scarpa Grand Dru GTX mountaineering

Reliable grippy outsole

The Vibram Total Traction Precision rubber sole is featured in this boot. Its self-cleaning, aggressive lugs bring traction on most types of terrain. The design of the toe area permits an increased ground contact for optimal grip.

Scarpa Grand Dru GTX outsole

Lightweight cushioning 

The Scarpa Grand Dru GTX uses a TPU midsole with differentiated thickness and ribbed forefoot area. This design helps promote flex control while its heel zone accommodates crampons.

Scarpa Grand Dru GTX crampons

Scarpa's shock absorbent and supportive midsole

The Pro Fiber XT 20 insole cradles and supports the foot. Additionally, with the Activ Impact technology and PU inserts, shock absorption is maximized for enhanced stability and more efficient propulsion.

Scarpa Grand Dru GTX midsole

Waterproof and breathable upper

This high-cut mountaineering boot from Scarpa uses one-piece 3 mm suede leather which is water-resistant. It is coupled with a Gore-Tex Performance Comfort lining to aid in waterproofing, breathability, and insulation.

Scarpa Grand Dru GTX breathability

Outstanding protection and durability

The upper also features a double tongue to maximize comfort and a 360-degree rubber rand for protection. A support system called Heel Tension is added to render lateral stability.

Scarpa Grand Dru GTX rubber rand

Another component is the Autofit Collar, an ergonomic component with special padding. It wraps the ankle, adapts to various movements, and delivers comfort.

Scarpa Grand Dru GTX padding

Optimal ankle flex in Scarpa Grand Dru GTX

Its Speed Lacing includes open and closed metal hooks, and a webbing eyelet in the ankle (Flex Point) to facilitate smoother flexion while walking. A pull tab is attached at the heel and inner tongue for easy on and off.

Scarpa Grand Dru GTX lacing

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 990g
Use: Backpacking, Mountaineering
Cut: High cut
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Scarpa

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran 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 analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.