Updates to Scarpa Moraine GTX

  • The Moraine GTX is given a new look by Scarpa. Although it still has a mostly leather upper with waterproofing from Gore-Tex, its entirety is modernized and redesigned. 
  • Its abrasion-resistant toe rand was tweaked as well. It covers more forefoot area compared with the last model.  
  • Scarpa engineers gave the Moraine GTX a Vibram outsole, called Dynatech 3. It features different lug patterns than the previous build’s Scarpa-designed outsole. 

Size and fit

The Moraine GTX from Scarpa is a below-the-ankle day hiking shoe for men and women. It has an adequately true-to-size fit. It is offered in regular width in a range of full and half sizes. The women’s version is built around a female-specific last. The shoe’s classic lacing system allows users to achieve their desired fit.

Outsole

Promising traction on the trail come rain or shine is the Vibram Dynatech 3 outsole. Based on the XS Trek compound, this proprietary component gets to stay responsive on different types of terrain without sacrificing comfort and stability. Its lugs are specially designed to provide multi-directional grip. 

Midsole

The Scarpa Moraine GTX has a dual-density compression-molded midsole for the user’s ground cushioning and stability. It is made of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), a kind of foam that rivals rubber in terms of toughness and stress resistance. Resting snugly on top of this cushy yet tough platform is the removable Arch Suspension insole for support and extra cushioning. 

Upper

Nubuck and suede leather overlays were used in the Moraine GTX’s 1.8-millimeter thick upper to maintain the form of the shoe. Its vent panels are made of recycled polyester. It is engineered with Gore-Tex’s Extended Comfort membrane for waterproofing and internal moisture management. A sturdy toe rand is placed on the shoe’s forefoot region to shield the toes from bumps and abrasive elements. 

Securing the foot within the upper’s confines is the shoe’s classic closure system. It consists of slim synthetic laces, leather lace loops, and plated eyelets. 

Additional Info

Rankings

How Scarpa Moraine GTX ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 14% hiking shoes
All hiking shoes
Top 29% Scarpa hiking shoes
All Scarpa hiking shoes
Top 13% day hiking hiking shoes
All day hiking hiking shoes

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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.