I LOVED the scarpa nitro & have yet to...
I LOVED the scarpa nitro & have yet to find anything simular in fit or quality . Any suggestions ?
Hi Cassie -
Funny - I've been attempting to same, and have talked at length with Scarpa USA on the topic. They told me the Epic is somewhat close, but has a narrower toe box (and the Nitro was on the roomier side - something I needed). Width-wise, they recommended the Scarpa Moraine, available in both Gore-tex and non-Gore-tex versions (the non Gore-tex has been discontinued). The Nitro was unique in that it was a fairly robust, made-in-Italy, stiff, low-cut trail shoe that was a little wider than standard Scarpa models. Since then, the trend has skewed toward minimalist shoes that sacrifice a bit of durability and support to shed weight. Another shoe that comes close in spec looks to be the Zamberlan Crosser. A bit pricey, and Gore-tex only, but this may be the direction I'm headed, given my experience with Zamberlan having a wider toe box. Best of luck in your search!