Overview of this review
Scarpa Maverick Mid GTX notable features
-Ideal for light packs and speed hiking adventures, the Scarpa Maverick Mid GTX is an ultra-light hiking boot made of performance mesh upper and rugged outsole that delivers enhanced traction on varying terrain.
-Inside the shoe is a Gore-Tex Extended Comfort lining for waterproof protection, a cushioned textile footbed with TPU heel stabilizer for lasting comfort and arch support, and a dual-density EVA-CM midsole for shock absorption and energy return.
-It has a fresh, modern design that looks sharp on and off the trail.
Size and fit
This version of the Scarpa Maverick features a mid-profile construction to provide ankle support. Its tongue and collar are nicely padded to ensure comfort regardless of the foot movement. Moreover, this trail boot features a lace-up closure with the eyelets attached to the overlays for a foot-hugging feeling whenever the laces are tied. The two additional hooks on top also provide a secure and customized fit which is very helpful when taking ascents or descents.
The Maverick Mid GTX is equipped with the Crossover/HDR rugged outsole that features multidirectional lugs. It's made of a durable rubber compound that is exclusively formulated by Scarpa. This tread pattern is designed to deliver superior traction in both dry and wet surfaces. There's ample space in between the lugs which aid in keeping mud and dirt from getting stuck.
For its cushioning system, this mid-top hiker uses an EVA-CM midsole which is lightweight, supportive, and durable. Two varying densities of EVA are used for the Maverick Mid GTX. Thus, some parts of the midsole are softer while the rest are a little firmer. This dual-density construction is designed to provide support and cushioning where they are most needed. Thus, the wearer can confidently traverse challenging trails without losing balance or stability.
This boot includes a removable footbed for added cushioning and arch support. It contains a TPU heel stabilizer that provides more strength and stability.
This hiking boot from Scarpa has an upper made of mesh and synthetic leather that are highly resistant to abrasion. Lining the shoe interior is the Gore-Tex Extended Comfort that keeps the foot dry in wet conditions. Since most parts of the upper consists of mesh, this boot is less likely to overheat despite the presence of a waterproof membrane.
Completing the robust upper is a lace-up closure for a secure fit and a rubber toe cap that offers protection against sharp objects on the trail.