Scarpa Footwear

Scarpa footwear.SCARPA Italy

To this day Scarpa remains a family owned company with its headquarters and performance footwear manufacturing facilities in the same regions of northern Italy where it got its start in 1938.

The company has many firsts to its name, including being the first to build a Gore-Tex boot.

In 2005, SCARPA opened its North American headquarters. Working with the founding family the Boulder CO office now assists with product development for the U.S. and Canada and oversees sales and marketing in North America.

The company manufacturers a wide range of footwear suitable for backpacking and hiking.  Check the range here. 

My first full leather boots were Scarpa and I walked in South America wearing them and while travelling down the Karakoram Highway between Western China and Hunza. Have walked on glaciers, along rough and stony paths in the mountains as well as through muddy fields and not once had wet feet. Always wore two pairs of socks and the fitted like a glove from first wear. Only trouble was after a number of years the soles starting coming away. I was told it was because I had either dried them with too much heat or had walked through animal manure without cleaning the soles either of which caused the glues to weaken. Sorry to see them go.

SCARPA Women's Moraine Mid GTX Hiking Shoe
SCARPA Women’s Moraine Mid GTX Hiking Shoe

My wife is currently wearing a new pair of Scarpa Peak GTX boots she plans to use on her next Camino. They are similar to the ones in this photo. She likes them because they offer more width so her feet are not compressed.