Scarpa ZG65 2009

The Scarpa ZG65 weighs 1456g (pair, size 11); Gore-Tex waterproof lining; very aggressive Vibram sole unit is ideal for mountains and rough terrain; solid toe box; very supportive heel cup; articulated ankle design; excellent price for performance. But upper not as durable as one-piece leather; a flexible sole compared to some pricier options.

 

Verdict: The Scarpa ZG65 is a good low-priced option for general valley hill and mountain walking, but sole flex is better in some other boots.

 

First published in Trail magazine May 2009