Who should buy the Scarpa Kailash Plus GTX

Intent buyers will surely enjoy what the Scarpa Kailash Plus GTX has to offer. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a shoe that provides all-year-round comfort.
  • Prefer a shoe that amplifies weather protection.
  • Prefer a shoe that maximizes the absorption of negative ground impacts for a more comfy ride.

Scarpa Kailash Plus GTX Logo

Excellent traction and durability

This hiking boot employs a Vibram Biometric outsole. It uses the XS Trek compound which balances durability and traction. Large, aggressive lugs are seen on its surface. They anchor into ground surfaces and help keep a steady footing over rugged terrain.

Scarpa Kailash Plus GTX outsole

There are self-cleaning grooves that prevent muck build-up, maintaining the traction of the backpacking boot. The forefoot region has increased surface contact for optimal grip during ascents.

Optimizing shock absorption

A light PU midsole keeps the user’s foot cushioned without weighing it down. In the heel area, the brand’s designers added a low-density EVA foam to optimize shock absorption. The Comfort Flex Plus insole (5 mm thick) is made of a combination of polypropylene and fiberglass and is coated with compressed felt. This material enhances support and comfort.

Scarpa Kailash Plus GTX Midsole

Waterproof and insulated interior

The upper of this high-cut hiking boot from Scarpa wears 1.8 mm nubuck leather. This durable material is lined with Gore-Tex Performance Comfort which creates a waterproof, breathable, and moderately insulated interior. The TPU toe cap protects the foot from tough technical terrain.

Scarpa Kailash Plus GTX Insole

Excellent ankle support

In the ankle region, a component called Flex Point (a special upper design) allows freedom of movement, especially during active use. Inside is a memory foam that adapts to the user’s foot for enhanced comfort.

Scarpa Kailash Plus GTX Upper

Amplifies stability

The boot features Heel Tension, a support structure that amplifies stability. Lastly, its speed lacing system employs bi-component hardware—steel and plastic—that permits quick fit adjustment.

Scarpa Kailash Plus GTX Strap

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 623g / Women 507g
Use: Backpacking
Cut: High cut
Collection: Scarpa Kailash
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide / Narrow, Normal

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Author
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.