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Scarpa footwear question

Stivandrer

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I´ve got Camino plans until 2042,
- or till I fall flat on my face, whichever comes first !!
#1
...does anyone know how the soles on Scarpa Mojito Hike boots/shoes rate in terms of stiffness.
I have to change brand and have to weigh different qualities against each other...
 
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CF Fall (2018)
#2
Morning Stivandrer, I'm a Scarpa fan and have worn their boots and shoes for three years and many miles. With that said, my experience has made their Zen model my favorite. The Mojito, again in my opinion only, is a casual shoe for local wear. When I walk, I want the Zen, because as a rule, the Zen stands up to the 500 mile, 6 month rule, much better than their other models. With that said, my hiking shoes for our upcoming Camino will be Salomons because, well, they feel like "butter".
 

Harington

una abuelita inglés
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Vézelay/Francés 2011, Primitivo 2012, VdlP 2013, Via Domitia 2014, Inglés 2015, Francigena 2016
#3
...does anyone know how the soles on Scarpa Mojito Hike boots/shoes rate in terms of stiffness.
I have to change brand and have to weigh different qualities against each other...
Pretty stiff, and they are very heavy - or at least the ones I set out Canterbury to Rome in (sorry, can't remember the model). In fact, I abandoned them in Fidenza in favour of lighter Salomons, and got on much better.
 

Stivandrer

Perambulating & Curious. Rep stravaiging offender
Camino(s) past & future
I´ve got Camino plans until 2042,
- or till I fall flat on my face, whichever comes first !!
#4
Thnx for info.
I could with a bit stiffer sole as last time around, I could feel the the potatosized rolling stones going down after the Pyrenees, through the bottom of my Hanwag Rotwands , and my old feet get a wee bit tired on the side of 30+ kms.
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#5
...does anyone know how the soles on Scarpa Mojito Hike boots/shoes rate in terms of stiffness.
I have to change brand and have to weigh different qualities against each other...
When I was a rock climber in my youth Scarpa climbing shoes were among the most narrow. But for climbing it's what you actually need ;)
But in comparison between Salomon (my all time best) and Scarpa hiking boots the later are definitely more narrow and also much more stiff. That's all I can add.
 

davebugg

"When I Have Your Wounded" - Dustoff Motto
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances...
Sept. 2017: SJPdP to Burgos
Sept./Oct. 2018: SJPdP to Santiago de Compostela
#6
Hi, Stivandrer....

The Mojito is not really designed for hiking, distance walking, backpacking, etc. It is more of a hybrid -- for casual wear which can also handle travel tours, day walks, and hanging around.
 
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'03CF, '08VdlP, '12Porto, '14VdlP via Port '15CPI ‘17Levante to Toledo
#7
Ooh - I don’t want to hijack the OP but I also have a Scarpa shoe question.
I’m female with a long narrow foot and have worn Scarpa mens for all of my caminos to get the length I need.
Recently I’ve tried to buy them again in Aus but have only been able to locate Goretex models. I prefer the Scarpa Zen PRO or the Vortex. Can anyone advise another brand that would offer similar specs (narrow male shoe, non goretex, suitable for long distance). That might narrow down my search.
Many Thanks if anyone can help out.
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#8
Ooh - I don’t want to hijack the OP but I also have a Scarpa shoe question.
I’m female with a long narrow foot and have worn Scarpa mens for all of my caminos to get the length I need.
Recently I’ve tried to buy them again in Aus but have only been able to locate Goretex models. I prefer the Scarpa Zen PRO or the Vortex. Can anyone advise another brand that would offer similar specs (narrow male shoe, non goretex, suitable for long distance). That might narrow down my search.
Many Thanks if anyone can help out.
Hola, Grace :)

I'm sure @davebugg might help on this. Or any other Scarpa afficionado. I'm with Salomons for too long to really remember others ;)
 

notion900

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#9
@gracethepilgrim I also walk in Scarpa men's. I have the Peak GTX and I love them. I wouldn't be put off by the Goretex, they aren't hot and sweaty at all (I walked in the heatwave this past August so I have thoroughly tested them). You just need to clean them with tepid running water and a soft brush sometimes to keep the Goretex breathable.
 

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