Scarpa company profile
Scarpa is an Italian performance footwear company whose American base is in Boulder, Colorado. Since 1938 they’ve been rocking the ski and mountaineering market with technical, highly functional boots. Scarpa also has developed a line of high alpine running shoes. This innovative company has developed several ‘firsts’ in the footwear industry including the first Gor-Tex boot. Our feet thank you, Scarpa.
Neutron – 16.4oz/pair, $129This shoe is designed for running long trail miles in comfort. The neutron has a super lugged sole for tackling rocky and uneven terrain. And while duel density EVA midsole with a 6 mil drop means cushion and comfort for the long training days, a synthetic and mesh upper keeps your feet breathing happy. The Neutron is long distance trail shoe, right out of the box.
A trail shoe built for long, comfortable miles on gnarly terrain.1. Upper/Inside Shoe Composition The upper shoe is made of synthetic leather and polyester mesh. The leather provides side support while the mesh allows total breathability and moisture escape. The lining is made from a comfortable polyester that eliminates hotspots. 2. Midsole Shoe Construction The midsole is designed to keep your feet happy during extended time on the trail. Built with compression molded EVA and a wider toe box, comfort is company during the long training days. The 6 mil drop means major cushioning over rocks and roots. 3. Outer Sole Construction The Neutron’s outer sole provides serious traction while protecting your feet from rocky terrain. The tread is made with Vibram Genetic technology and with arrow shaped tread design, it creates 360 degrees of response and security as you tackle uneven trails.
A breathable and cushioned shoe that responds to your every movement.We tested these shoes on the rocky, ankle breaking trails of Northern California and as approach shoes in Yosemite Nat’l Park. Almost like slippers, these shoes were comfortable and fit well, right out of the box, no pressure points or hot spots. The Neutrons have a great balance between nimble and stiff and while rugged, they feel light on the feet. While running the shoes felt solid and there was little to no foot slippage inside the shoes as we ran over creek beds and down steep drainages. The lugged sole and grippy tread totally surpassed our expectations on the trails here. Jagged rocks and roots are hardly noticeable as these shoes cool over them. While on approach in Yosemite, these shoes gripped the granite slabs surprisingly well. It wasn’t until traversing steep angled slabs that our tester wished she had specifically designed approach shoes. Despite several hours on steep ascents and descents, our tester never had any issues with hot spots or blisters.
In conclusion…If you’re looking for a responsive shoe that can stick with you for miles, this is it. The Neutron can provide comfort and cushion for sensitive feet and provides support for the longer training days.
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