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Go vertical, stay green.

As a flagship member of Scarpa's Planet Friendly initiative to support more sustainable manufacturing practices, the Women's Crux Shoe shows that you keep a green conscience during your adventures. An upper comprised of suede and recycled polyester airmesh encourages natural ventilation, while a Vibram Vertical Approach sole helps you keep sure footing even through sketchy scrambles. A microporous EVA midsole cushions under proven pressure zones to maintain comfort during tough approaches and low-level climbs.

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Solid lightweight shoe

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

I bought the women's Crux Canvas shoes seven months ago and they are the only close-toed shoe I want to wear.

Pros: excellent traction on rock of all kind including slippery sandstone, super lightweight yet sturdy, solid toe box to protect your piggies, fun colors to choose from!, fairly true to size, which means I can only wear them with a thin sock (no thick woolies)

Cons: they wear out FAST - I've heard this complaint over and over, and my seams are definitely starting to blow already, the tongue issue is truly annoying and it will reliably slide to the outside within minutes, try to get the flat laces as I find the round laces do not stay tied

Overall, I find these shoes perfect for light bouldering, approach, day hikes, even lighter weight backpacks (though I still reach for my boots during a longer, heavier trip), and they are stylish enough to wear around civilization without being too dirtbaggy. Just don't expect them to last a long time.


Great designs and fit

  • Familiarity:I returned this product before using it
  • Fit:True to size

Scarpa is doing a great job with fit and style on their approach shoes. I was deciding between these and the Scarpa Crux Canvas Shoe - Women's and ultimately went with the Canvas version, but these are a great option as well.

I recently purchased the Scarpa Crux and LOVE them for day hikes and as approach shoes! I'm curious how they would handle on a 3-4 day backpacking trip? Has anyone used them for backpacking? I'm small (4'11

Both my partner and I have done multiple 3-5 day backpacks with these shoes and they hold up really well. The rubber is extra grippy on slippery rock and gravel, and they are so light-weight that they won't wear your legs out more than necessary. My partner uses them without the insole because he gets blisters otherwise, but this simple move has solved his problem.



  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
  • Height: 5'4"
    Weight: 125 lbs
    Size Purchased: 37.5

I love Scarpa 100%. I have the Kailash GTX book in size 38 and the T2 Eco telemark boots in mondo 24. I first bought these in 38 and they were too big so I returned and got them in 37.5 and they fit perfectly. The first hike I did get some major blisters on my left foot (usually my left foot is a little bigger than my right foot) but after my feet adjusted I no longer get blisters. I love love love he hard toe as I am heavy footed and tent to stub my toes and the nice hard toe is great for easier hikes. I use these for summer hikes around the north cascades. They are not water proof by any means which I found out this weekend. But I'm going to add some nikwax leather/waterproofing to see how that helps. I also roll my ankles often but I found even with the lower ankle support I still didn't haven't had any issues with slipping or not having enough support.


True fact about the tough toe basket! I'm a toe-stubber as well and these always protect me!


I'm hooked

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

First pair of Scarpas, and I love the fit. I have had them for about a year now.

I tried on both this leather version and the canvas version, and kept these. VERY happy with the decision. The leather was already more comfortable from the get-go and has only gotten better and more comfortable with time.

As an outdoor photographer, I find myself scrambling into odd places, which is why I purchased these shoes, but they have also proven to be a great every day shoe, and especially great for longs days of travel and running from opposite ends of airports.

As another comparison, I also have the Five Ten Guide Tennie and while I prefer the looks of the Five Ten, I MUCH prefer the Scarpas overall. This could be part personal preference and foot shape mind you, but I find the Scarpas more comfortable after long hours on my feet, and they have a much more solid heel cup and hold on my foot. The Five Tens feel shallow and as if my heel will walk out of them.

I do have one small complaint about the Scarpas, in that the tongue does not stay centered or in place, but my overall love for these shoes, their fit, and performance has so far trumped the minor issue with the tongue. Perhaps they will try to fix that in later versions.

For some fit comparison, my foot is slightly wider than average, and I prefer low arch support. On average I wear a 9.5 US and in these I wear a 41.0


Amazing shoes!

    This shoes are very confortable. The quality of the materials seems very good. Colors are very nice

    Stellar shoes - used on Mex volcanoes!

    Stellar shoes - used on Mex volcanoes!

    These approach shoes kicked ass! I used them for ten days straight walking around Mexico City markets or on the summit of Ixtaccíhuatl volcano at 17,160 ft. Held up great and comfortable for my narrow feet.


    great sticky shoes

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

    shoes have a lot of traction so leaping over boulders is so much easier. Also brought these shoes to Nepal and trekked a bit in them. NO blisters and good support

    great sticky shoes
    well worn

    well worn

    full leather upper, with sticky toe rub - great for whatever your approaching.


    tacky rocks

    • Gender:Female
    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    these are a great approach shoe that performs well. The super-tacky soles don't disappoint on rock and scrabble. The environment that was not suited for this shoe is on snow/ice - as these soles apparently become equivalent your slickest dress shoe sole - advise to not wearing these if you plan to wear outside in SLC valley this winter....having said that though, they are rock specific and perform excellently in that environment only.

    Love these shoes!

    Love these shoes!

    shoes have a lot of traction so leaping over boulders is so much easier.


    great shoe

    • Familiarity:I returned this product before using it

    I love everything about these shoes except that the ankle is cut a little high on the outside edge.


    Awesome Shoes

    • Gender:Female
    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I 'm usually somewhere between a 6 1/2 or 7 in shoes. I went with the 7 in these so I can wear them with thicker socks as the weather becomes cooler. I wore these shoes for almost two weeks straight during a hiking/climbing trip and they worked wonderfully. The traction on the bottom is amazing; you can practically walk down a vertical wall without slipping! They're great for just bouldering around as well. The toe box is stiff, which is great, because I tend to bump my toes pretty often when I hike. These don't really stretch and they definitely aren't water proof (I didn't expect them to be), but all in all, these are a fantastic shoe.

    How is the width on these compared to the...

    How is the width on these compared to the La Sportiva Boulder X or the Five Ten Guide Tennie?

    I have the Scarpa Crux in a 41 and the Five Ten Guide Tennie in a 9.5. I would say the two are comparable in width.

    The big difference for me is in the heel cup. The Five Ten is much shorter/shallower. Heel feels more secure in the Scarpa Crux.

    How is the sizing on these? I am told they...

    How is the sizing on these? I am told they run a size large?

    I found these to be true to size - i wear a size 8, and bought the size 8. they fit perfect with a thin hiking sock. However, if you prefer a thicker (winter-like) sock, you might consider sizing up

    I'm looking for a shoe to use canyoneering...

    I'm looking for a shoe to use canyoneering but also for other hikes as well. Do you think these will be ruined by walking in knee deep water?

    Probably. If I were you, I would just walk around with them on land, but for water take them off and go barefoot. And those "waterproof" shoes tend to stink after they've been in water for more than a few seconds.

    Best Answer

    Hi Tay,

    I think getting these shoes wet will definitely change the nature of the upper material (suede). I've found when leather gets wet it typically gets very stiff and the shoe becomes pretty uncomfortable.

    For canyoneering I recommend the Five Ten Canyoneers or Savants. Both have Five Ten Stealth rubber soles that stick better than any other approach shoe I've worn, and stick well on wet rock. I particularly like the Savants because the upper is a more ventilated mesh that's light and dries quickly.

    Good luck finding a good shoe for canyons!


    Approach THIS!

      Ordered these on an impulsive whim.
      Was upset at first, because the toe box was very uncomfortable, and rubbed against the top of my foot.
      A few wears later, and these are some of my favorite shoes!

      They broke in nicely after about 3 days of use, and offer excellent support. The heavy-duty sole provides stellar traction for us clumsy gals. I've used these in wet/wild conditions and didn't have any slippage, which is pretty unusual for me, as I'm not the most surefooted creature. Overall very pleased with this purchase. Construction appears solid, and hope to have these for many years to come.

      I just used these on a backpacking/day hike to climb to an 11,000 foot peak. We were scrambling along a knife edge ridge, sometimes snow-covered. I was thrilled with the performance and tackiness of this shoe. My partner was slip-sliding all over the place in his hiking shoes, and I was hopping about like a baby mountain goat. These things REALLY stick. Still stoked on this awesome shoe!