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The Scarpa Men's Charmoz GTX Mountaineering Boots excel on varied alpine terrain where a pitch of snow is followed by a pitch of rock which precedes two pitches of ice. Waterproof breathable Gore-Tex inserts keep your feet dry as you posthole to the base of your route. The ¾-length shanks allow comfortable walking on the approach hike. Vibram Mulaz soles give the Charmoz GTX Boots great traction on both snow and the techy rock climbing that gets you up the first few hundred feet. Strap a pair of Newmatic (semi-automatic) crampons to these Scarpa boots, and their rigid soles and flexible uppers give you the support and precision you need for grade 5 ice and hard mixed climbing.

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Terrible boot for a Scarpa

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Bought these for my son mostly because he is a new climber and I wanted to save a little $$. I use Scarpa boots for my climbing in the PNW (hard shell and leather) and they are awesome. These boots, however, are terrible and Scarpa should be ashamed for making them. One season and my sons feet are constantly drenched from them wetting through. The construction quality is high but don't think for an instant these are even remotely waterproof because of the "GTX" in the title. Spend a little more, get a good pair of leather boots and treat them with Sno-Seal. Otherwise the build quality and fit are Scarpa legendary and I will probably always climb in Scarpa boots. I gave them 2 stars just because of this but otherwise I would have given them a 1... or 0 if possible. I see these on new climbing students all the time and feel sorry for them. Thank goodness for outdoor retailers and their generous return policies.

FINALLY CLIMBING RAINIER THIS AUGUST

    I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR A SIZE 48 LA SPORTIVA EVO FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS AND LIVING IN THE NYC AREA IT WAS REALLY TOUGH TO FIND MY SIZE THAT I COULD TRY ON. I FOUND A STORE IN LOWER MANHATTEN "TENT & TRAILS ( GREAT STORE) THAT HAD MY SIZE. AFTER TRYING ON THE SPORTIVAS THE SALES MEN SAID JUST TRY THESE ON AND SEE WHAT YOU THINK. I HAVE TO SAY THAT THE FIT WAS ALMOST THE SAME + THE ARE LIGHTER THAN THE SPORTIVAS. I THINK I WALKED AROUND AND COMPARED THE BOOTS FOR AT LEAST 3 HRS ( KICKING THE STAIRS AND DOING DIFFERENT DRILLS) THE SPORTIVAS HAVE THE ADDITIONAL TOUNGE THAT WOULD HELP KEEP YOUR TOE FROM GETTING CRUSHED BUT IF YOU TIE THE LACES ON THIS BOOT THE RIGHT WAY YOU DO NOT NEED THE EXTRA TOUNGE. I CHANGED THE INSOLE OF THE BOOT WITH A INSOLE THAT HAD MORE CUSHION AND I WAS SOLD! THE TREAD AND HEAL ARE ALMOST THE SAME AS THE SPORTIVA AND JUST AS STURDY.

    LWT alpine boot!

      These will rock climb and with the right crampon system do Rainier's lessor routes with ease. Light on the foot and warm enough if the snow or creeks aren't too deep. Try the Trango and this one and see which fits the best (these are a little wider)...and buy accordingly.

      The Best.

        Took a pair of these to Nepal for Ice Climbing and was SUPER IMPRESSED. I feel like Scarpa is making the best mountain boots in the business right now.

        Super Troopers

          I ended up choosing these boots over a pair of La Sportiva Trango's just because they were a little bit wider. I never thought of my foot as wide before, but these fit great. The soles showed some good wear early on, but have since to yield anything more regardless of what I put them through. I have had these for the past two seasons and go out a good amount and they are holding up great. I tend to really tie my laces tight and I am seeing some signs of wear on the lace loops, but dont foresee a problem occuring before I destroy them with the distance that I put on them. Overall they were a fantastic purchase, but I would definitely swap out the inserts that some with them for some Superfeet.

          A great boot

            I searched for the perfect fitting boot, and the Scarpa Charmoz took the cake! I have a wider foot and looked for a boot with a wide toe box. I tried the La Sportiva Trango, but they were far too narrow for my foot. I have used my Charmoz for a variety of trips including summer camping, alpine climbing, glacier climbing, and winter camping. When standing on snow, my feet get a little bit cold because the boot has not insulation, however wearing two pairs of socks helps. The boot is very durable and has many different options for lacing in order to get the most comfortable fit. I took these boots on Glacier Peak, which included 30 miles of hiking including the approach and had no blisters or discomfort afterwards. The Gore-Tex liner has been bomber and not once have my feet been wet from snow or river crossings. I have pair my boots with the green Superfeet insoles and this helped improve the fit even more.

            A great boot

            Feels Great

              Disclaimer: I haven't tested these outdoors.

              I have fairly thin, low volume feet, (size 8.5 to 9) and I tried on an 8.5 in the store. After trying on quite a few boots, such as La Sportiva, Scarpa, and vasque, including Vasque 8000's, Scarpa Invernos, and La Sportiva Trango S, among others, I found that Scarpas fit my feet the best. They felt snug and cushy all over with no hard spots anywhere. I found that a lot of the other boots had a hard spot at the back of my heel. Scarpas did not.
              I liked the feel of the Charmoz. They felt like stiff, well build hiking boots, as they should. A little less ankle support than others, but they had a great feel and felt firm even when balancing/flexing the toes.
              In the end I bought Scarpa Invernos for the warmth, but if i hadn't needed the warmth, probably would have gone with the Charmoz.
              Take this review for what it's worth. I didn't own them, but my initial impression was high.

              Great light boot

                I love these boots for warmer weather alpine climbing. I used them in the Cascades last summer, and they don't have too much wear. They were comfortable for the hike, and I trusted them enough to climb up to 5.5 sections. They don't have a ton of insulation, so I wouldn't use them on early season climbing, especially with very firm snow. They do work well with strap crampons, but they won't kick steps as well as a plastic boot. They are a great lightweight boot, and I have had to climb short sections of 75-80 degree ice with them. I wouldn't use them for more sustained steep sections though. The edging is great. I have an average to slightly wide forefoot, and a narrower heel, and they fit very well.

                Killer Boots!

                  I just bought these boots for an upcoming trip to Mt. Ranier. I took them out for a good, solid break in before the trip. I went to Mt. Timpanogos to climb the Grunge Couloir. They performed excellent and broke in right out of the box. The fit is wider in forefoot and in the heel also. I would highly recommend these boots if you're looking for a lightweight solid performer!

                  Are you using these boots all the way to the summit of Rainier? Or wil you switch to double plastic boots? Any one else have a comment. Other words, for a mountain like Rainier, will these take the place of double plastic boots?
                  Thanks.

                  Are you using these boots all the way to the summit of Rainier? Or wil you switch to double plastic boots? Any one else have a comment. Other words, for a mountain like Rainier, will these take the place of double plastic boots?
                  Thanks.

                  Hi, I'm going to order a pair, but don't...

                  Hi, I'm going to order a pair, but don't know my size, I can get up to REI and try some on. How long is the 209 price good for?

                  Thanks, Curt

                  Hey Curt, thanks for the question.

                  Our Semi Annual Sale is happening right now, but we don't have a termination date yet. Best not wait though! Since we only have the one pair of the 42.5 size remaining in stock, I would suggest chatting or calling in with one of our Gearheads. We can help you out with the return cost since you aren't sure on size.

                  Can I use these on Rainier Late May?

                  Can I use these on Rainier Late May?

                  Hi, I am going to Patagonia for trekking...

                  Hi, I am going to Patagonia for trekking and some glacier travel and climbing. I need a boot that is suitable and comfortable for walking the trails as well as crampon compatible. I have extremely wide feet so need a brand with width. I live in melbourne australia and am looking to buy online as the choices here are very limited.

                  Any suggestions welcomed.

                  Thanks

                  I've got big fat (or phat?) feet too and the Scarpas fit like a dream. In my experience, Scarpas tend to run a little wider in the toe box and narrower in the heel. I've had these boots for about 6 months now and haven't had any issues with blisters or hot spots on my traditionally janky feet. In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, "Do it now! Get to da choppah!"

                  Hi I have a17 yr old son going on his first...

                  Hi I have a17 yr old son going on his first Outward Bound 15 day adventure in CO (with some rock climbing) I live in CT and no stores carry any of the recommend boots. Some on the list are La Sprotiva Trango AlpEVO, Glacier And Scarpa Triolet ProGTX and the Charmoz GTX. Any Advise Out There? I am hoping he will love this and continue but not sure what level boot will do for this trip.

                  Best Answer

                  Rita,
                  I can only speak to Scarpa as I am the rep. I would suggest charmoz as it is nice an light and for a first time user he will aprrciate the weight. The Troliet is nice and I would say more a bit more rugged as it is all leather but with that comes added weight.

                  What kind of hybrid crampons fits the...

                  What kind of hybrid crampons fits the scarpa sharmoz GTX best for moderate climbing (not for technical ice climbing)?

                  Just wondering how this boot fits compared...

                  Just wondering how this boot fits compared to the Lowa Vajolet GTX? (which one is wider, roomier toe box, etc). Thanks

                  Will these boots and the womens version...

                  Will these boots and the womens version work well for Mt Baker and Mt Rainier?

                  Thanks!

                  So, I'm buying a new pair of Charmoz, and...

                  So, I'm buying a new pair of Charmoz, and because REI out here is useless, I can't try them on. I wear size 10.5 in Brooks Glycerin 8 running shoes, 11 in Vasque Breeze Hiking boots, and size 10 5.10 Prism climbing shoes fit me perfectly. Any size suggestions?

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                  anyone but me have the problem with their...

                  anyone but me have the problem with their foot becoming completly soaked from sweat so bad by the end of the day the bottom of my foot is white and wrinkled whats the deal im calling scarpa i used a pair of lasportiva nepals evo gtx didnt have this problem but wanted a lighter boot maybe ill get some monoliths from mammut

                  Do these have sticky soles like the L.S....

                  Do these have sticky soles like the L.S. Trango S Evo? Thanks.

                  I have a pair of Scarpa Pursuit shoes (Size...

                  I have a pair of Scarpa Pursuit shoes (Size 42 EU - I'm a regular size 9 US) and they fit good. Just wondering if I should go with the same size for these - 42 EU or go for the 42.5? I'd obviously be wearing medium thick hiking socks so do want these to be too tight, but I'm guessing the leather might stretch a bit? Didn't know if the hiking boots fit a bit different then the shoes. My foot is normal width, I guess. Thanks.

                  Best Answer

                  With the heavier sock, size up to the 42.5 or even the 43.0. I'm a fairly devout Scarpa wearer, and that's always been what worked best for me. A little stretching (more like loosening up), but not enough to not get the right fit from the get go.

                  I wear 43.5Eur Scarpa Zen approach shoes....

                  I wear 43.5Eur Scarpa Zen approach shoes. They fit well but with no free space at all with medium thikness socks. What size size of Charmoz should I choose?
                  Thank you.

                  Could i use these in the winter?

                  Could i use these in the winter?

                  I need a Colorado summer backpacking/ light...

                  I need a Colorado summer backpacking/ light mountaineering boot for my relatively wide and warm feet. I can fit a regular width ok, but prefer extra wide to give my toasty toes more breathing room. The Charmoz GTX seems like it would fit the conditions of Colorado pretty well, but perhaps not my wide feet. Can you please offer an opinion regarding how well they would probably work with a wider foot, or recommend another boot for my wide/warm feet?

                  Best Answer

                  I have these boots and they fit my med to wide foot well. They are wider than the comparable boot from Sportiva, the S EVO GTX. I had to have the Sportiva's widened by my local cobbler, and recommend it as an easy solution to solve a slightly narrow boot for a wider foot. I have had many boots widened at the local cobbler here in Jackson, Jackson Hole Boot and Shoe Repair.

                  Hello All... I broke my ankle and am still...

                  Hello All...
                  I broke my ankle and am still in the middle of a long reccovery. This winter I have been able to go up to 6 miles in packed snow with my Scarpa Invernos (as opposed to 3 miles in lesser boots). They are almost like a miracle boot; as soon as I put them on my ankle and foot feel better. It will soon be spring here in northern NY and the Invernos will be too warm. I'm looking for a summer version of the Invernos. I think I might need a tiny bit more flex though because of the rocky, muddy trails that exist in the Adirondacks. Is the Charmoz the boot for me?

                  My two favorite boots fit-wise, are the Invernos and the Charmoz. I found that they both fit very similarly, with the Invernos obviously having more support. I found the charmoz fairly supportive side to side but definitely offer a nice flex mid ankle while still having a firm footbed. ( I believe half-shank? maybe full) I would say, if you love you invernos, the charmoz will suit you well. I found the fit to be similar.

                  Hi All, Is the sole of the Charmoz rigid...

                  Hi All,

                  Is the sole of the Charmoz rigid or merely stiff? Te product description says 3/4 shanks leading me to think some flex but it also says rigid for crampon use.

                  What say the masses?

                  Thanks.

                  When I tried on the La Sportiva Trango S...

                  When I tried on the La Sportiva Trango S EVO as a 46, they were just a bit too short, so I had planned to order a 46 1/2, until someone suggested the Scarpa Charmoz instead. I have a narrow heel and a narrow to mid front foot. The Trango EVO fit very well otherwise. How do these two boots compare?

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                  Write your question here...I am looking...

                  Write your question here...I am looking for the scarpa charmoz in a woman's size 41.5. How does the men's boot compare? Is it wider or will it substitute fine if I bought that size in men's?

                  I'm wondering which boot climbs better,...

                  I'm wondering which boot climbs better, the Scarpa Charmoz GTX or the La Sportiva Trango S EVO GTX. The Charmoz seems to have a stiffer sole and upper than the Trango, so it seems that it might be better for edging and front pointing but worse for friction and smearing. I'd be interested to know if anyone has some experience with this.