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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.

    • $99.00

    Item # 830222

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    • 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)
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    Scarpa Crux Approach Shoes - Men's

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    Rated 3.4/5 based on 15 reviews
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromWore out after a week Bought these because of my satisfaction with a pair of Scarpa boots. They are stiff and offer good traction on dry rock. Unfortunately, the leather near the insole wore out and ripped within a week of moderate usage. Happily, REI took them as a return, but I would not buy these again.
    Date published: 2014-04-25
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromQuestionable quality I've been walking and hiking around in these shoes for about 7 months now. Overall they are decent shoes that lose points due to some iffy workmanship. Pros: I originally bought these shoes for approaches at the NRG and the miserable cold, icy winters in Ohio. Soles grip exceptionally well and the shoe offers a solid if somewhat soft platform. Another user noted the water resistance. After plunging one foot through the ice I can say that these shoes definitely resist water well. Finally, I have somewhat wide feet and most Scarpa shoes fit my toebox well. These are no exception and there are no hotspots. Cons: In all of my Scarpa shoes (Crux, Vapor) I've noticed some minor quality/durability issues. With the Crux shoe the metal eyelets (grommets?) for the top lace have come out. This is an easy fix with glue, but really shouldn't be an issue in the first place. Also, the soles are softer than I expected for an approach shoe. Not a dealbreaker but certainly not ideal.
    Date published: 2013-07-26
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromOK approach shoe An OK approach shoe. Has a really simple design that works well for hiking and light climbing. The sole design is actually pretty good but the rubber just isn't sticky enough to be a truly GREAT approach shoe. Durability doesn't seem awesome either. I do appreciate the fit, which is narrower in volume than Five Ten's but probably would go with Guide Tennies or Camp4 shoes again in the future. With stickier rubber this would be a great approach shoe.
    Date published: 2013-08-14
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGreat for just walking around or whatever you need For starters, I don't use these as "approach" shoes. I don't climb. I walk around the city in them and occasionally use them for hiking in the woods. Very comfortable. Good traction. They seem to wear pretty quickly--but I wear mine a lot so maybe that's to be expected. I actually own two pairs of these because I liked the first pair so much. One like this in green and another in orange/red. I think the canvas one breathes a little better. Fit seems very true to size.
    Date published: 2014-04-10
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromnot 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: 2012-12-26
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromAwesome 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: 2012-10-14
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromDurable Upper, Sticky Soles After using this shoe extensively over the past month, including long days doing Sierra solos and traverses, I can say that it is hands down the best "approach shoe" I have ever used for long days. For cragging or light scrambling, I might recommend the Evolv Cruzer...but for one shoe that can handle anything you can throw at it, the Scarpa Crux is it. The only thing the shoe does not do fantastically is edging (unless you size then tight, which makes long hikes excruciating); but I have yet to see an approach shoe that does. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2013-08-14
    Rated 5out of5
    by frombenlittle Super comfy right out of the box! Soles are nice and tacky as is the rand. My new favorite pair of shoes for everything.
    Date published: 2012-06-21

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