Scarpa Vortex (2013)

Really comfortable yet very supportive walking shoes with a gently contoured last that will especially suit women with medium to broad feet. There’s enough mesh in the uppers to keep them feeling light and breathable, with suede panels for support and strength. Laterally, the midsole is really stiff so they’ll support your feet over some pretty gnarly terrain, and they flex nicely at the toe to spur you forwards. The lacing system is excellent, making it nice and easy to spread the tension out across your feet, and the ankle and cuff are padded for comfort. They’ve got a rugged-looking sole – tough enough to last and grippy enough to cope with almost any terrain. Good shock absorption too, especially in the impact zone at the heel.


Sizes: 36-42
Upper: Suede
Sole: Vibram Dynatech 2
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Weight: 750g
Men’s version: Yes
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