Who should buy the Scarpa Mistral GTX

The Scarpa Mistral GTX is a high-cut hiking boot that can outperform the challenges of unpredictable outdoor conditions. If you are willing to shell out more money for a good hiking book, Scarpa Mistral GTX could be a solid option for you. Get this pair if you want:

  • light and supportive walking boot, ideal for trekking and trail walking, even on rainy days

  • a hiking boot providing great waterproof protection and comfort out of the box 

  • a three-season hiker with added durability and stability

Scarpa Mistral GTX hiking

Scarpa's grippy outsole

The Vibram rubber outsole features multi-shaped lugs which aid in tackling various terrain. The enhanced Energy II sole delivers durability and grip.

Scarpa Mistral GTX outsole

Supportive and durable midsole 

The Scarpa Mistral GTX uses an injected PU midsole. It is designed with structured ribs which grant a supportive and flexible ride.

Scarpa Mistral GTX midsole

A nylon insert with an added felt layer reinforces the sole construction, creating a more durable chassis.

Gore-Tex breathable lining

This mid-cut hiking boot from Scarpa has a water-resistant suede (1.8 - 2.0 mm) upper. It is patterned with nylon panels which grant flexibility.

Scarpa Mistral GTX breathable

The inner lining, a Gore-Tex laminate, allows the foot to breathe and be protected during water encounters, whereas the visible perforations on the upper enhance breathability.

360 ° protection in Scarpa Mistral GTX

The foot is shielded from bumps and scrapes by the toe and heel rand. It also has a support system at the back of the foot called the Heel Tension System. This component provides lateral stability.

Scarpa Mistral GTX protection

Furthermore, the boot's lacing hardware permits easy closure.

Scarpa Mistral GTX lacing

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 539g / Women 454g
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal / Normal, Wide
BRAND Brand: Scarpa

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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.