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APPROACH MODULE

LEARN ABOUT SCARPA'S APPROACH LINE AND COMPLETE A QUIZ TO QUALIFY FOR EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS

APPROACH ANYTHING WITH SCARPA

At SCARPA, we view Approach shoes as an essential tool for anyone who spends a lot of time outdoors or in varied terrain: from jagged talus, high alpine ridge lines, technical terrain that requires climbing and smearing, to concrete and bike pedals on the way to the climbing gym, or just wearing them to the pub after a long day of roadside cragging. SCARPA Approach shoes can handle any terrain you throw at them. 

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MEET THE gecko

A longtime athlete and staff favorite, the Gecko is our most technical approach shoe. The suede upper is water resistant and holds up extremely well to abrasion. The lace-to-toe closure system is super adaptable, whether you want to cinch it down for technical terrain or back it off for more casual use, it has a huge range of adjustment options depending on terrain/use. A supportive climbing platform is strategically placed directly beneath your toes for a solid, secure surface when the terrain gets technical. A rubber toe rand helps enhance climbing capabilities while also protecting the EVA from damage due to abrasion while the PRESA outsole works with the midsole to provide mechanical impact absorption, and our SuperGum high-friction rubber compound was developed to be ultra-durable. When the going gets technical, reach for the Gecko!

  • Upper: Water-resistant suede leather upper for the best blend of comfort, durability and abrasion resistance.

  • Laces: Lace-to-toe closure system allows the user a high amount of adjustability to handle any type of terrain you throw at it

  • Construction: Hybrid construction is board-lasted in the rear for support and torsional control and slip-lasted in the forefoot for flexibility & sensitivity

  • Toe Rand: Overlasted rubber toe rand protects the upper and wraps over the midsole to offer maximum durability in this critical area.

  • Rand: Climbing platform directly beneath the big toe to enhance technical climbing capabilities. 

  • Midsole: Medium-density compression molded EVA for support with a low-density heel insert for enhanced cushioning.

  • Outsole: PRESA® outsole works with the midsole to provide mechanical impact absorption, and our SuperGum rubber compound provides confidence-inspiring traction.

  • Insole: Eco-Friendly Ortholite Insole 

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MEET THE gecko lt

The Gecko LT is a lightweight, precise, technical approach shoe with high end technologies in a minimalist design. The upper features a full-length, highly customizable lace closure system and is constructed of a lightweight, durable fabric upper which is extremely abrasion resistant to handle the gnarliest of talus fields. A dual-density EVA midsole provides full length cushioning and support and features an overcasted sticky rubber toe rand for additional protection and friction. Out super sticky PRESA® SuperGum outsole has low lugs and a climbing zone for a combination of excellent grip as well as increased precision and support underneath the toes. The Gecko LT is the perfect connection between climbing and technical approach.

  • Durable Upper: Lightweight abrasion resistant fabric upper can handle even the gnarliest of talus fields and sharp rock edges.

  • Midsole: Medium-density compression molded EVA for support with a low-density heel insert for enhanced cushioning.

  • Rand: An overcasted sticky rubber toe rand provides security and grip while climbing while also protecting the EVA midsole from harsh rock abrasions

  • Lace to Toe: Full length lace-to-toe closure system allows for a dialed in precision fit when the terrain gets technical. 

  • Outsole: PRESA® APR-01 sole provides extreme grip and traction while hiking, scrambling or climbing

TECH FEATURES 

TECH FEATURES 

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MEET THE MESCALITO

The Mescalito is a premium approach shoe designed for technical hikes into remote alpine objectives. Its burly, 1.8mm suede upper is both water-resistant, extremely abrasion resistant, and incorporates lace-to-lace closure for ultimate adjustability. A sticky rubber toe rand provides excellent friction when the going gets technical while the dual-density EVA midsole can handle heavy loads and long approaches. The Vibram® MegaGrip outsole with LiteBase technology is super sticky and also features a climbing zone for when approaches get more scramble. The Mescalito is the ultimate combination of durability and lightweight performance

  • Upper: Durable, water-resistant 1.8mm suede upper can handle the harshest alpine conditions and is also extremely abrasion resistant.

  • Rubber Rand: A sticky rubber toe rand provides excellent grip when the going gets technical. Made from 20% recycled rubber from production waste.

  • Lacing: Full length lace-to-toe closure system allows for a dialed in precision fit when the terrain gets technical

  • Midsole: Dual-density midsole provides a perfect balance between cushion and support for carrying loads over long distances

  • Outsole: Vibram® LiteBase outsole reduces the weight go the sole through reduction in thickness of rubber bottom, while keeping the layout and shape unchanged thus maintaining the same level of performance

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MEET THE MESCALITO PLANET

The Mescalito Planet is a sustainable, planet-friendly, premium approach shoe designed for technical hikes into remote alpine objectives. The upper features a lace-to-toe closure and is constructed from Perspire Fabric; a 1-piece, multi-density upper which contains 45% recycled fibers. PU Tek inserts are imbedded along the outsides and around the heel of the upper to increase durability and abrasion resistance while retaining breathability. The dual-density midsole contains 45% recycled material and can handle heavy loads and long approaches with ease. A full coverage, 20% recycled rubber toe rand along with a Vibram® MegaGrip outsole with a climbing zone provide ultimate friction for when approaches get more scrambly. The Mescalito Planet is the ultimate combination of durability and lightweight performance in a sustainable package.

  • Upper: Perspair® Upper is a single piece, multi-density upper is made with 45% recycled yarns it is highly breathable, durable and abrasion resistant.

  • PU TEK Inserts: PU TEK Inserts are placed in critical areas of the upper to increase protection from abrasions from shark rocks and talus

  • Recycled Midsole: The dual-density midsole provides a stable, Cush ride and consists of 45% recycled EVA

  • Rubber Rand: A sticky rubber toe rand provides excellent grip when the going gets technical. Made from 20% recycled rubber from production waste.

  • Outsole: Vibram® LiteBase outsole reduces the weight go the sole through reduction in thickness of rubber bottom, while keeping the layout and shape unchanged thus maintaining the same level of performance

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PRESPAIR® FABRIC

Perspair® is an engineered fabric with different functional zones and fibers woven into a one-piece upper, containing 45% recycled content. The Mescalito Planet also utilizes PU Tek fibers around the heel of the shoe. These are polyurethane fibers woven into the the Perspair® fabric in crucial areas of the shoe which negates the need for a rubber or TPU rand, and helps retain the highly breathability. 

Benefits: 

  • Seamless upper

  • Light weight

  • Highly breathable

  • Extremely durable (PU Tek fibers) 

TECH FEATURES 

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MEET THE crux

Our best selling approach shoe, the Crux has earned its market leading reputation over the years by being a no-nonsence do-it-all model that is super versatile. The suede upper is durable and supportive, and features an extended rubber toe rand for extra protection and friction. The Vibram outsole features sticky MegaGrip rubber and a climbing zone for outstanding performance on rock. To-the-toe lacing allows for great fit versatility, from more technical to more Casula use, allowing the Crux to traverse crag, trail and town with ease. Whatever your day has in store, the Crux has you covered.

  • Upper: Water-repellent suede upper with Heel Tension that offers improved lateral support for the foot when walking.

  • Rand: Protective rubber toe rand for increased protection, friction and durability

  • Laces: Lacing system extends to the toe for fit versatility

  • Midsole: Dual-density midsole provides the perfect blend of support and cushioning

  • Outsole: Vibram® MegaGrip outsole offers excellent grip properties on both dry and wet terrains while maintaining a high level of durability.

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MEET THE rapid

Perhaps the best all-around mountain shoe we’ve ever made, the Rapid lives at the junction of trail running and approach. This hybrid shoe is equally adept at ticking off trail miles boulder hopping and scrambling moderate slabs. The upper is lightweight and highly breathable but also supportive and protected from abrasion thanks to its welded PU reinforcements. Sock-Fit LW construction – a system to connects the tongue to the upper – is used to keep the tongue from slipping out of place and also provides a precise, secure fit. A dual-density EVA midsole delivers a soft supportive ride similar to a running shoe, but also features a TPU arch insert to increase torsional control and stability. The Vibram Megagrip rubber outsole features an edging zone underneath the big toe for increase friction and climbing capability. The Rapid is the perfect choice for moving fast over mixed mountain terrain. 

  • Upper: Breathable mesh upper with overlays of thermally welded PU film for additional protection, support and abrasion resistance.

  • SockFit LW: construction on tongue for minimal stretch, gentle wrapping and support, reduced bulk and enhanced fit.

  • Dynamic Protection System: DPS insert in ESS adds protection, propulsion and edging capability

  • Midsole: Dual-density compression molded EVA with a TPU arch insert for torsion control.

  • Outsole: Vibram® outsole with Megagrip rubber compound and medial forefoot edging zone for increased traction and friction

  • Insole: Eco-Friendly Ortholite insole 

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MEET THE rapid mid gtx

Adding increased ankle support to the best all-around mountain shoe we offer, the new Rapid Mid GTX offers nearly unlimited possibilities and all-conditions versatility. This hybrid shoe is equally adept at ticking off trail miles, boulder hopping and scrabble moderate slabs. The all-synthetic upper is lightweight, protective and is backed by a GORE-TEX® Invisible Fit lining for waterproof protection. The dual-density EVA midsole delivers a ride more akin to a trail running shoe, but we have added a TPU arch insert for torsional control, and our Dynamic Protection System insert in the forefoot for increased protection, propulsion and edging capability. The Vibram® outsole features high friction Megagrip rubber, and an edging zone under the big toe for unbeatable friction and traction. Snow underfoot? Slopp trails / No problem - the Rapid Mid GTX is the perfect choice for moving fast over mixed mountain terrain in variable conditions

  • Upper: Mesh fabric with overlays of thermally welded PU film, backed by GORE-TEX® Invisible Fit for lightweight waterproof-breathable protection combined with outstanding fit and comfort.

  • Midsole: Dual-density EVA provides lightweight cushioning, while a TPU arch insert adds torsional rigidity, and our Dynamic Protection System forefoot insert provides additional protection and edging capability underfoot. 

  • Outsole: Our exclusive Vibram® outsole uses high-friction Megagrip Rubber, and features an edging zone under the big toe for enhanced scrambling capability.

TECH FEATURES 

TECH FEATURES 

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SUPPORTIVE AND DEPENDABLE

SCARPA’s approach shoes are perfect for anyone who aims to reach climbing areas, mountain paths and via ferratas with ease. With a low-cut design that makes them lighter and allows the wearer to move quickly, these shoes are perfect for straightforward hikes and climbing easy routes. The materials used are carefully selected in order to ensure outstanding performance, resistance, grip, support and durability.

APPROACH TECH, AT A GLANCE

SCARPA's 2024 Approach Line couples with innovative partner technologies to create unequaled quality, performance and fit. 

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