Scarpa Rush: Letting you conquer hikes at half the time

It is a given that you need hiking shoes to thrive in the backcountry, and in that regard, the Scarpa Rush is more than willing to oblige. That said, the featured hiker goes beyond expectations, providing a kind of performance that greatly highlights mobility. The following are key things that make the shoe worthy of its name:

Mesh upper. The Rush’s breathable shell underscores lightness without being a pushover in the protection department (as it has abrasion-resistant overlays where needed). It also comes with a stretch fabric around the instep, which results in a snappy, bulk-free fit.

Torsion stabilizer. This proprietary rearfoot frame doubles down on support both around the arch and heel, enabling you to perform daring maneuvers without twisting your foot.

Springy pods. One at the heel with the remaining six situated around the forefoot, these seven impact zones make landings that much safer and push offs extra bouncy.

Additional info

  • If you want all the featured shoe has on offer but need extra ankle support, opt for the Scarpa Rush Mid GTX instead.
  • This hiker should not be confused with its ski boot namesake.

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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.