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Scarpa Crux Shoe - Men's

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    Nature-friendly kicks.

    Part of Scarpa's Planet Friendly initiative to support more sustainable manufacturing practices, the Crux Shoe makes every approach or hike all about a true nature experience. An upper comprised of suede and recycled polyester airmesh encourages ventilation so you aren't sweated out within your first 15 minutes of hiking, and a Vibram Vertical Approach sole helps you get traction on steep surfaces. A microporous EVA midsole cushions under proven pressure zones to maintain comfort even during the most trying approach.
    • Item #SCR0233

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    [outer] synthetic suede (40% recycled), polyester mesh (29% recycled), [forefoot secures] KEVLAR®, [lining] polyester (100% recycled)
    Sole
    Vibram Vertical Approach (25% recycled)
    Midsole
    EVA with Eco-Pure
    Lacing
    traditional
    Claimed Weight
    [each] 13.9 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking, climbing, casual wear
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Best shoes I've ever owned

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 7.5

    Got these just before a two-week climbing trip in El Potrero Chico. They broke in well after four days (some rubbing at the heels before that). These things withstood super sharp rock, cacti, long scree approaches, and handled well on wet, slippery rock, too. I climbed a few easy pitches in them and was surprised that they handled almost as well as my Miuras on large holds. Most importantly, they quickly became super comfortable. The tongue did slide a bit with the original lacing, but when I ran two Xs of the laces through the tongue stabilizer (which seems to be the intended design), the tongue stayed put. I usually wear a size 8 US, but ended up with 7.5 in these for a snug but roomy fit. I have fairly wide feet, so I think I often end up with 8s because of width. But since Scarpas tend to be wide, the 7.5 is perfect.

    Sticky, supportive, durable.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    Scarpa's Crux does everything that a good approach shoe should do. They're comfortable, supportive, and durable.
    I read a couple of reviews that complained about the relatively €'stiff' midsole that Scarpa chose for the Crux. And, while the Crux is a pretty stiff shoe, I actually see the less-flexible midsole and forefoot as an asset - they scramble and climb so well, in my opinion, because the stiff platform offers such great support.
    Mine are pretty stinky at this point, and I guess that smelling bad is a drawback in some scenarios. Still, I kind of enjoy the effect that they have on my personal bubble - sometimes it is kind of nice to have a little extra space.

    Sticky, supportive, durable.

    Great shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I use this shoe for those intense approaches. They have lasted me a long time and when I finally use it to the point I cant ware them I will get another pair. They have such good grip that you can climb the first few pitches of a big wall before you jam your feet in to some tiny shoes. Also I will down size mine just for when I need to climb in them and they are still really comfortable

    What a shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I bought these at the beginning of the summer 2016. Best shoe I've ever owned. I replaced the insole with a super feet green. I've used these for hiking, climbing, approaching things, canyoneering, skydiving, mountain biking, casual/everyday, all around solid shoe. I plan on using them to climb the Grand Teton this summer. They clean up well after a day in the mountains/back country. Soles are incredibly grippy. The tongue does slide off to the side a bit but not enough to bother me, I can stitch it myself if it ever does.

    Unbelievably disappointing

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    I don't review things often, unless they stand out in a good or bad way I leave that to others, having said that I must say this shoe was a huge let down. I wanted these for over a year but since I had scored a pair of nice Merrills at the rei garage sale I couldn't justify the purchase. Finally splurged and got a pair and was initially in love with them, they felt great and looked amazing, but, to my horror, it turns out that with about 10 yards of walking they do the most irritating thing a shoe possibly could. The tongue of the shoe quickly and without fail stuffs into the side of the shoe. I don't understand how people can give the shoe a decent review with them doing this. I have a pretty average size and shaped foot including the arch, so unless I got a defectively made pair I have to assume this happens with all of them. And if this is the case that means scarpa must be aware, theres no way this wouldn't become immediately apparent. My question is, why would they just let that slide (double entendre there)? It's so easily fixed, stitch the damn tongue on the sides, problem solved. Hugely disappointing. Since I would be putting in countless miles and scrambles with these I returned them in disgust. Between this and seeing what happens with their climbing shoes (that rubber piece on top of the toe box that is so ingeniously glued down starts peeling off like a rotting banana peel, bleh) I will likely never buy a pair of scarpas ever again. So disappointed.

    Great for scrambling.

      Really been digging these approach shoes. The midsole has just enough cushion to keep them comfortable during longer hikes on the trail, and their sole has proven to be grippy on everything from sandstone to granite. They seem to fit slightly large so i sized down a half size. They fit me great out of the box, and I didn't have to deal with any blisters when breaking them in.

      Just what I needed.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size

      Great out of the box fit, I'm typically on the wide side of a 10.5-11. I went with a 44 and they fit perfectly with zero break in time. Fantastic traction, stable enough sole without being too stiff.

      Great approach shoes

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I really dig these approach shoes. They fit me perfectly, but of course your mileage will vary here. The heel cup is deeper IMO than Sportiva approach shoes, which helps if you've got big heel spurs like me.

      Sticky enough for scrambling, durable (I've beat the hell out of them and they have held up), pretty light, and they have good cushioning for hiking. I've backpacked into several alpine areas with a heavy pack on my back while wearing these and didn't regret it.

      Scarpa, if you're listening, make a Gore Tex version of this shoe for alpine approaches!

      my go-to kicks

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 10.5

      Superb quality/craftmanship . These are my go to shoes these days. I bought them to use for light trail hikes and everyday use and they excel at both. They fit so completely perfectly around my feet that I'd feel confident in bouldering in them.
      They are Italian made and so if your feet are on the wider side like mine they'll fit pretty snug but not uncomfortably.

      Great Versatile Shoe!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      I am very pleased with my purchase of this shoe. I do climb but that is not the main reason I got this shoe. I just wanted a solid shoe that worked in the street and on the trails. I wear a 10-10.5 and ordered the 43.5. I could have gone down to the 43. I have owned the shoes for a couple months and they are holding up great.
      I also was recently on a trip to Joshua Tree to do some hiking and bouldering. There are obviously tons of rock formations to climb and these shoes gave me such great confidence. Traction is perfect and soles are very versatile on trails.

      5th Pair

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      This is my 5th pair of the Scarpa Crux shoes. They fit great and look solid. I have a C width foot with a higher arch and they work for my foot.

      Just in time

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 47

      Got delivered to me just as we were leaving to go caving great shoe awesome grip. Very comfortable and true to size. I'll be ordering two more pair asap because when I find a shoe I really like they always get discontinued.

      Scrambling King

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 7.5

      For the longest time I would use my Merrell Moabs or Salomon XAs for approaches and eventually got sick of them and started to look at approach shoes. Initially I looked at the 5.10 Guide Tennies or Sportiva Boulder Xs. I wasn't a fan of the dot rubber on the 5.10s and came across the Cruxs on sale online and decided to give them a shot.



      For their maiden voyage I took them out in to Desolation Wilderness in Tahoe for some scrambling/easy 5th. As everyone has said they are incredibly sticky and smear like mad. The edging leaves some to be desired, but I'm sure you could size down a half size or just pick up a pair of Gandas if it is that much of an issue. Going up 4th and easy 5th with some cracks stuck here and there was a breeze, the down climb over 3rd and 4th wasn't an issue either.



      As far as fit goes, I had a few hot spots starting to spring up on the scramble down some scree and slabs. Surprisingly they were more in the ball of the foot as opposed to the heel area, which is what I had read on other reviews to be a common issue. I think if I were to toss in my Superfeet that may relieve any issues, that or just a break in period.



      Overall I would recommend these to anyone looking for a reasonably priced and well performing approach shoe. Well done Scarpa!

      Scrambling King

      More distance, less crux.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Size Bought: 9.5

      These are my favorite approach shoes for alpine routes. They're really good for everything, but, I try to save them for the long ones. I'm on my third pair now, but beware that i had one of the six explode out the side for no apparent reason but i'm assuming they'd replace it since the rest of the shoe was newish.

      Best foot cover ever

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 28.5

      Can't say enough good things about this shoe. You put them on, lace them up and never worry about them after. I have the green motif (now discontinued) and have put them through everything. High mountain trekking in Colorado, walking in the ocean in Hawaii, nasty air pollution in Beijing, dusty rural Mexico, and even some deep snow (bring extra dry socks). Getting ready to grab a new pair in one of those sexy new colors shown above.

      Best foot cover ever

      Love the Crux!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 9.5

      I have loved this shoe! I've had them for 2.5 years and while the sole is worn and the eyelets are wider, the shoe is still holding up well.

      I wear them everyday for everything. Grocery store, hiking, climbing. They are very comfortable, the sole isn't too stiff so you can feel what your feet are on.

      They are not the best in dirt/mud or snow as the tread isn't aggressive enough for the loose stuff, but get on rocks and you now have glue on your feet. I'm a novice climber but can climb 5.8s in these shoes with little trouble, much more comfortable than climbing shoes! I love the fantastic grip !

      This will probably be the first time I buy a second pair of the same shoe.

      They run true to size.

      Love the Crux!

      Great shoe, twisty tongue

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 10

      I've had two pairs of crux shoes. The old canvas crux (I think Scarpa discontinued this) and this one. The canvas version I had for about a year and now I've had this one for about a year. Both shoes are fantastic for day hikes and long days on your feet. For example, I wore them when the family went to Disneyland and my feet felt great. They're a great price too. The canvas one was a little less durable and I got a hole on out outside where the ball of my foot hits the ground when sitting cross-legged (see image). This shoe is more durable, and Scarpa improved the design over the old one by extending the rubber toe further to cover the spot where I wore the hole on the other shoe. Now this pair is over a year old and looks like new when I clean them up a bit. The pic I attached shows the change from the old Crux to this one. My only complaint is with the tongue, I wish it were gusseted, it's not. If it were it would keep foxtail burs from working their way into your shoe and socks. The worst part though is the tongue of both shoes twist to the outside like crazy. I've spoken with other people who have these shoes and they report the same thing. On my canvas ones I eventually I sewed the inside edge of the tongue to the side of the shoe to keep the tongue from twisting. I may have to do the same with these ones. Scarpa seems to be improving these with every cycle. If they improve the tongue on next year's model this shoe will be perfect.
      I don't generally like heavy and mid- or high-top hikers. I don't generally need it. But trying to find a durable, strong, low-top hiker isn't easy. If you're like me, you will probably like the crux. It performs well on day hikes, rock scrambling in sandstone and granite and other things like that. I wouldn't want to do any real climbing with it, but if you're going to climb you should have some real climbing shoes anyway and not some climb/hike hybrid shoes.

      Another shoe to consider is the Salewa low-top hike shoe. It's more expensive and heavier, but it has a gusseted tongue and comes in a goretex option. I also really like the Haglofs Roc Icon if you can find them.

      Great shoe, twisty tongue
      Unanswered Question

      Looking for a little bit lighter and not as hot a shoe as my current Scarpa Zen... is this it? The Zen 47 fits my 12E feet just fine, does this fit the same?

      Hey Guys! Looking for some recommendations......

      Hey Guys!

      Looking for some recommendations... I'm currently using my Chacos and Asolo Fugitives for most of my outdoor needs, but I'm looking for something to fill the gap in between. Whatever I choose should be well suited for longer day hikes (8-15 miles, both steep CO Rockies grade and sustained flat), and for technical crag approaches under moderate gear load. Am I trying to get too much out of 1 shoe?



      Without having tried anything on yet, I'm looking at the Scarpa Crux and the Salewa Mountain Trainer. I know fit will probably be the best determiner for this use, but I wanted to get some input from the community to see if these shoes could handle long hikes, or if that would be ill-advised.



      Any other 10.5 E feet out there give these a try? Might be too narrow?



      Thanks!

      I have pretty wide feet and use shoe size from 10-11 (44-45) depending on the shoe. They do expand a little after some use and pretty comfortable for short approach to a cliff (have not walked any long distances). I do feel a little uncomfortable when I tie them to tight and am still for a long time but don't notice that when I walk and I think they are fine for this price (hope this helps).

      How does the "grippy" sole handle wet rock?...

      How does the "grippy" sole handle wet rock? What kind of thickness does the sole compare to? Spend a lot of time hiking in areas where the rock is wet and smooth but also a lot of loose sharp rocks on the trail. Hoping to find a shoe that handles both.

      Best Answer

      I've had these for almost 2 years now and I would say they do quite well on most terrain types. As to your particular question of traction on wet rock, it sort of depends. On wet rocks that is relatively polished and featureless (river cobbles, really polished slab, etc.) they can be sketchy (but no more so than any of my other approach shoes like the Sportiva Gandas). On wet rock in the talus slopes and on the trail they are fine and grippy. I don't know exactly how many mm thick the sole is but its thick enough that roots, sharp rocks, and other protrusions don't poke through or hurt your feet.