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Scarpa Crux Approach Shoes - Men\'s


    Scarpa Crux Approach Shoes - Men's

    Lace up the Scarpa Crux approach shoes and make the hike to the day's objective. Doing a moderate climb? Don't bother switching into rock shoes. The Crux can handle scrambling and light climbing. See details

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    Lace up the Scarpa Crux approach shoes and make the hike to the day's objective. Doing a moderate climb? Don't bother switching into rock shoes. The Crux can handle scrambling and light climbing.

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    Lace up the Scarpa Crux approach shoes and make the hike to the day's objective. Doing a moderate climb? Don't bother switching into rock shoes. The Crux can handle scrambling and light climbing.

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    Lace up the Scarpa Crux approach shoes and make the hike to the day's objective. Doing a moderate climb? Don't bother switching into rock shoes. The Crux can handle scrambling and light climbing.

    • Suede and recycled-polyester airmesh uppers endure regular wear in the mountains
    • Sticky Vibram Vertical Approach soles provide good grip when you're on the trail and scrambling on rock; nonmarking soles
    • Rubber toe rands give you grip when you stick your toes in a crack
    • Wicking polyester linings help move moisture away from feet for excellent comfort
    • EVA midsoles deliver cushioning for impact absorption
    • Scarpa Crux approach shoes have lacing that extends far down towards the toes for a precise fit; Kevlar webbing secures your forefeet


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    Scarpa Crux Approach Shoes - Men's Specs
    Best use
    Suede leather/recycled polyester mesh
    Recycled polyester
    Vibram Vertical Approach sole
    1 lb. 11 oz.
    Shape of last
    Footwear closure
    Can be resoled
    Average footwear weight (pair)

    Scarpa Crux Approach Shoes - Men's

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    Scarpa Crux Approach Shoes - Men's is rated 3.3333 out of 5 by 12.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Almost great I got these shoes to replace a similar pair by another manufacturer that I had mixed satisfaction with. Initially, these shoes impressed. They're much more comfortable, lighter, less expensive, and maybe even better looking. ...but disappointingly, they sure aren't holding up at all. Just behind the rand is a strip of darker suede leather. It looks like a reinforcement, but I can tear it with my fingernails. You can imagine what happens when you try climbing with these shoes. I have holes in both shoes on the sides just behind the rand. The only thing behind the holes in the suede is the textile liner. The first tear happened on the second day I wore these. I thought maybe I inadvertently struck something sharp. A few days later another hole appeared on the opposite side of the other shoe. Suspicious now, I picked at the suede and easily made a third hole with only my finger. It's quite possible that the particular piece of leather used to make this part of these shoes is simply bad. The rest of the shoe seems to be well made and is holding up very well, but I've only had them a few weeks. I'll be returning them shortly, as I have a strong preference for shoes without holes. It's too bad, because I really liked these otherwise.
    Date published: 2014-04-09
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from horribly made I love scarpa products usually but I dont know what they were thinking when they made this shoe. They perform great and are comfortable when you get them. Problem is that they wear out after about a month.
    Date published: 2014-04-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cooler than toe shoes! I am really happy with these shoes. I wanted a solid pair of approach shoes because the running shoes I was using were not very sticky or stable. I started wearing them to work and to walk the dogs to break them in and they have become an everyday shoe for me. These are great when I am walking uphill on wet sidewalks in town, or on a muddy trail in the woods. (I don't have much time wearing them in dry weather yet). Only complaint is that my feet get pretty sweaty in them, so a more breathable gore-tex model would probably get 5 stars from me.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Approach/Hiking Shoe These are some sweet shoes for the price. The construction is top notch, no poor-quality glued pieces that only fall off with use. The rubber is excellent, soft enough to stick like glue to even wet/mossy granite, but durable enough to hold a tread for a reasonable amount of time. They are extremely adjustable, due to the lacing system. I can loosen them up in the toes for a long walk (I've done extended hikes in these, especially when the hike involves a scramble), and then tighten them up to where they almost feel like climbing shoes when I need to do some easy climbing. I have been using these to do research on high gradient streams, and they hold up to water very well. They insulate your feet when in a stream due to the leather letting water through at a very low rate, which I really like. However, they take forever to dry, again because of the leather, but that's a reasonable tradeoff. One note, these won't edge quite as well as some more aggressive approach shoes, but I think that's a reasonable tradeoff for being very comfortable to hike in.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Didn't cut it Loved 'em 'till they failed: on day 5 of heavy use. Used each day in Red Rock Conservation area outside Las Vegas, NV for ~5 miles hiking and 600'-1000' of moderate trad climbing grades 5.6-5.9
    Date published: 2014-04-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty Good I use these shoes mostly when I'm bushwhacking in the Cascades and expect to have to do some 4th to low 5th class scrambling. As for performance on rock, they're not bad. The lacing system provides good adjustability, so I can loosen them for hiking, then cinch them up nice and tight to get a bit of an edge. They excel on wet/mossy rock. My five ten canyoneers (my "other" approach boot) do not do quite as well as these on those high grade metamorphic or fine grained volcanic rocks that can get extremely smooth in a stream. The uppers will soak up water like a sponge. I'm applying some nikwax to them right now to hopefully mitigate this, as they take a long time to dry which can be very annoying. However, the low "transmissivity" of the upper and its natural insulation do have some benefits: a pair of these and some heavyweight wool socks keeps my feet as warm as a pair of canyoneering boots and 5mm neoprene, so they do work well for hiking up/surveying streams, even during the spring snowmelt when the water is nice and cold. As for the lacing, I hate the webbing parts, but it looks like I'll be able to punch a hole in the leather when those wear out (already getting close after a few months). The eyelets at the top are poor quality, and will pop out. I plan to replace mine with some thin steel tubing (just peened over with a rivet die). Should be an easy fix, but shouldn't be necessary in the first place. I've had these for a few months now, and taken them in very rough conditions (almost always wet, rough granite, thick brush). The uppers show little signs of wear (except for the eyelets), and the sole is more durable than I would have expected. Also, as a side note, these are very comfortable driving shoes, especially on long trips.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome for climbers Great shoe to use of an approach to the cliff. Aggressive toe edging lets you climb over boulders with ease. A shoe you can do some climbing/hiking, but not for long term. Very comfortable.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from not a bad shoe for the price originally i wanted to pick up another pair for 5.10 Guide Tennies as I loved my first pair, but rei doesnt carry them. so i went with these guys. i have a wider foot and found the toe box to fit me very well. if you have a narrow foot, dont worry, the lacing all the way to the toe allows you to get a good customized fit that should sort you out. i generally wear chacos for my everyday shoes but ive worn these a few times around town and didnt run into any comfortability issues, though i wouldnt recommend doing it too much as their not designed for it. also pretty nice for commutes on my bike. the soles arent quite as sticky on rock as my guide tennies were but there good up to 5.8-9.. solid toe rand that has yet to show signs of peeling- though to be fair ive only had them for a few weeks. for the price, definitely consider purchasing these shoes or at least trying them on in the store.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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