Who should buy the Scarpa Hydrogen Hike GTX
The Hydrogen Hike GTX’s set of qualities is bound to experience the trail on a whole new, invigorating level. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer a shoe that has a combination of support, protection, and comfort in a lightweight package.
- Prefer competent footgear for quick hikes and fastpacking alike.
- Prefer a shoe that is capable of withstanding the rugged terrain with ample footing security.
Excellent surface traction
Scarpa designers equipped the Hydrogen Hike GTX with a Vibram outsole called Salix for surface traction. Since it is built with the XS Trek compound, this grippy layer gets to produce enough grip no matter if the terrain is dry or wet. The many lugs and grooves engineered all over it give users improved footing over slippery, soft-soiled surfaces.
It covers the front tip of the toe box by about 3/4 of a margin. This reinforces the front end of the shoe further and furnishes it with a toe bumper.
Excellent balance and cushioning
The Scarpa Hydrogen Hike GTX grants footing balance and cushioning with its compression-molded EVA midsole. Its rear zone comes in extra thick to provide hikers with enough shock absorption on heel strikes. The underfoot comfort it offers is enhanced by the P-Flex Lite Spacer insole.
Breathable and waterproof
This Scarpa speed hiker owes most of its lightness to its part mesh, part synthetic nubuck leather upper. Its lining is engineered with Gore-Tex Surround—a technology that gives all-around breathability and waterproofing.
Its sides and heel zone are covered with synthetic overlays for abrasion protection. Its defense against knocks and bumps, on the other hand, is thanks to the heavy-duty toe rand engineered at its forefoot.
The Hydrogen Hike GTX’s front closure is rounded out with a set of hooks and loops for eyelets and a synthetic lace. The hooks at the top are metallic, while the loops around the instep are made of fabric.