Who should buy the Scarpa Rush GTX
The Scarpa Rush GTX is a protective and reliable hiking shoe best suited for:
- day hiking and speed hiking
- light overnight trips in incremental weather
- anyone who wants a lightweight, grippy, and orthotic-friendly shoe that performs well on long distances
Delivers on high mileage day hikes
Engineered to provide reliable traction and protection from incremental weather, this innovative offering in the Rush family seamlessly combines a solid array of commercial features to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts.
The Rush GTX can handle high mileage day hikes in rugged terrain or light overnight trips in cold or wet weather.
Rush GTX provides superb traction and stability
Integrated into the outsole is the Free-dome IKS technology with GORE-TEX waterproof-breathable lining to ensure excellent traction and stability.
The upper section is constructed with all-synthetic mid-cut fabric and welded polyurethane, providing a light and nimble feel while guaranteeing dynamic support.
Offers a snappy ride
A snappy ride awaits you the moment you slip into the Rush GTX.
Making such an experience possible is thanks to its dedicated stabilizer and snug step frame. The Free-dome IKS outsole comes with an improved rocker to deliver dynamic agility on the trail.
Flexible support for twisting maneuvers
Also known as DST Frame, this sole unit is a one-two punch to provide the hiker more confidence in traversing the trail. It stabilizes the heel while giving the ankle enough flexible support for twisting maneuvers.
The Rush GTX comes with a stretch fabric around the instep.
This proprietary technology provides a glove-like fit around the said region, providing an even more locked-in, bunch-free fit as a result.
Front and back, the Rush GTX is highly rockered.
Offers a springy toe-off
Its forefoot is more aggressively designed than most, making toe-offs more efficient and springier on flatter terrain.
Added ankle support
Alongside the featured hiker, Scarpa’s Rush and Rush Mid GTX make up this mini collection. The former is the lighter non-waterproof counterpart of the Rush GTX.
The latter, on the other hand, comes with a mid-rise collar for additional ankle support.
Scarpa Rush GTX is ideal for spring and summer hikes
The Rush is ideal for hikes when moisture is minimally part, if not completely out, of the equation. In short, sport it during the spring and summer months.
Conversely, for wet-weather adventures, you may choose between the two remaining GTX options. That said, opt for the low-cut variant if freer mobility is more your jam than ankle security.