Wear the gecko, be the gecko.
Stick to the sides of steep sandstone ascents to desert climbs with the Scarpa Men's Gecko Approach Shoe. Vibram's reliable Reptilla rubber gives this shoe a good grip on technical moves as hard as fifth-class. The soft suede upper breaks in fast without breaking down over time, and the recycled polyester lining works with the upper's mesh panels to keep your foot comfortable in warmer temperatures. There's also a rubber toe cap for rock protection, and a dual-density EVA midsole provides plenty of cush for long approaches.
- Suede upper with mesh panels and rubber toe cap
- Recycled polyester lining
- Dual-density EVA midsole
- Vibram Reptilla SR sole
- Item #SCR002P
- Q & A
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 46.0
I use the Scarpa Gecko Approach Shoes both for outdoor excursions and just wearing around. They excel at both!!
The Vibram sole provided amazing grip on Moab sand stone (as expected) . The sole is also fairly stiff, which combined with a moderately pointed toe, let's you actually do some easy sport climbing.
They have enough cushion to be comfortable on long hikes or just wearing around town. I personally dig the styling, but that's probably open for interpretation.
Sizing runs a bit small, I'm usually a 12.0 / 45.0 with a wide-ish foot, and the 46.0 is great (tried the 45.0 first and ended up returning it).