Scarpa ZG65 XCR

The ZG65 is slightly narrow, but the uppers are soft and pliable so it’ll accommodate most feet given a few wears. It’s well-padded, and feels very light, but a locking eyelet at the top of the foot would make it easier to get a really stable fit. The midsole is a compromise – stiff enough to take a bit of rough stuff, or a steep traverse, but not so stiff as to feel clumsy on easier-going ground. It has a good toe bumper and a protective heel counter, and the outsole gripped well on most surfaces. It has a Gore-Tex XCR lining, which provides waterproofness. Overall it’s a specialist mid-level boot that will cope with the higher, rougher stuff occasionally.

 

Sizes: EU 40-48
Upper: Cordura/suede 
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex XCR 
Sole: Vibram Hi - Trail
Weight per pair: 1,250g
Women’s version available: Yes
Contact: 0191 2960212; www.scarpa.co.uk