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Technical, high-comfort boots for serious travel by foot.

The Scarpa SL Active Boot has raked in more than its share of awards, including Trail Magazine's 'Best in Test.' Thanks to the addition of a flexible ankle cuff, Activ Fit technology, and a full rubber rand, it's poised to snag a few more prizes. Of course, the only award that really matters is the win your feet get when they spend a few trail days in these flexible, supportive, and extraordinarily lightweight  boots. These boots will see you through a multi-week trek or hard push through rough terrain.

  • Activ Fit tech includes a host of innovative features applied top-to-bottom for superior comfort
  • Supple Sherpa HS12 leather is extra thick for sturdy support, and it's treated with the HS12 tanning process so it resists scuffing
  • Cocona liner fabric, derived from natural coconut fibers, wicks moisture and inhibits microbial growth to keep these shoes fresh after days on the trail
  • Micro-pulley hardware in the lacing system uses small pulleys within each eyelet to help the laces cinch evenly, smoothly, and with minimal effort
  • Breathable ViscoFlex memory foam footbed offers better cushioning and minimal compression
  • Dual-density PU midsoles features extra cushioning in the heel and forefoot so you're feet won't feel quite so exhausted at the end of the trail
  • Full-perimeter rubber rands protect your feet from sharp rocks and sticks, boosts durability, and stops moisture from seeping in between the uppers and the soles
  • Vibram Biometric soles provide superior traction on a wide range of surfaces and specifically work to grip with the movement of your stride

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5 5

Still good

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

I bought these as a b-day gift for the hubs to replace his old Scarpa boots. I have offered numerous times before with the reply of my boots are fine, they are comfortable, have stood up well, and are doing their job. Despite the fact that they were doing the job of keeping his feet protected form the ground, after 7 years of continuous use (and by continuous I mean worn every day for 4 months of the year off trails in the mountains) I decided to go against his wishes and buy him a new pair anyways. He was still skeptical when he pulled them out of the box and felt how light they were compared to his old boots. Day two of wear through a 30 degree slope chaparral field and he could not stop raving about his new boots. They are lighter, heavier tred, and more supportive than his old boots and he is back to having dry feet when quick stream crossings are called for.

5 5

In 5 years they proved there worth

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

As a hiking guide in Banff National Park. I needed boots that were virtually indestructible . If you waterproof these boots properly they will become just that. I just wish I could say that for the insides then again they would not have been as comfortable as they were . So after 5 yrs I will be replacing them with the same boots.

4 5

Super Nice Boot!

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

I really liked them, but I couldn't keep them. They're very nice. Length was spot-on with Scarpa's size chart. The toe box is nice-n-roomy, too, for an Italian-made boot, which is surprising. But, they have a little too much volume for me, and I definitely agree with the other reviewer who said the heel pocket is a little sloppy. I have low- to mid-volume feet, with a more narrow heel and boxy fore foot. Lowas tend to fit me the best. I wish these Scarpa boots did, also. Anyway, I'm sure there are others out there that'll fit them just fine. I'd shy away from them though, unless you have fatter/thicker, more high volume feet.

crampon compatible?

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crampon compatible?

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G Branch,

The Scarpa SL Active doesn't have toe or heel welts and will only work with strap on crampons like the Black Diamond Neve or Grivel Air Tech New-Classic model. If you're only looking for gentle glacier travel they'll work great together. Not made for technical ice where new-matic or auto-matic crampons are needed.

If you have more questions give me a call at 800-409-4502 ext 4405 or just ask for "Scooter"

5 5

Incredible boot

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

I've owned a pair of SLs since 1997 and finally decided to buy the newest incarnation. The old ones are still very functional and have held up incredibly well, but I have to admit the new version, so far, is amazing. I have narrow long feet, size 46, and the fit is really nice. I love the new sole and rand A LOT. They are a very cushy ride right out of the box but with all of the stability you want in this type of boot. Leather looks typical of SCARPA and I love the lacing system. Overall they are butt kicking good. I can't wait until winter to get them into the mountains - I'll update my thoughts then.

Phil

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The hard soles make them very slippery on ice so be careful in the winter in Canada

4 5

Cush Ride

These are a very well-made boot. High quality leather, lacing hardware, stitching and a very cushy midsole that feels like walking on clouds. The oval cut-outs in the brown leather is replaced with a thinner black leather that makes for a very flexible ankle. I think they're still supportive laterally, but they flex forward like butter. Some may love that as it's very comfortable, but I'm just not used to that and like a little more ankle support. I love the fact that these don't have Gore-Tex, just high-quality leather and minimal seams. I find if you treat them well with Nikwax regularly they're plenty waterproof and breathe better. Unless, of course, you're using the boots for fly fishing or you prefer to do your backpacking in the bayou during monsoon season, then by all means, Gore-Tex all the way.
Most importantly, the fit. The best boots in the world aren't worth a damn if they don't fit well. I have a high-volume forefoot, D to E width, with a high instep and broad squareish toes (which is usually the most limiting factor besides having one 13.5 and one 12.5). The SL Activ has a very broad toe profile that fit me very well and would give anyone a roomy toe box for end-of-the-day foot swell and prevent toe-bang on the downhills. They also creased across the toes very comfortably, even on both feet which are a full size difference. The instep seemed pretty average, not too low, and just barely high enough for me. One reviewer said these these have a narrow heel pocket, but I would disagree. Along with my mostly high-volume fore-foot, I have very narrow low-volume heels, more like a La Sportiva heel. The SL Activ seemed to have an average to high volume heel compared to the dozen other boots I've tried on lately. Even after putting my Superfeet insoles in to fill up some of that room, my heels were still swimming, which would've given me horrible blisters so I ultimately sent them back.
You'll never know until YOU try them on.

4 5

Good boots

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

So far, so good. The boots run true to size. Great looking boot and holds its own on the mountain. Excellent rigidity in the sole for rock hopping and the ankles feel secure. They seem to have a narrower fit in the heel, which is great for me to get proper heel lock. the leather is smooth so scuffs and scrapes tend to show up noticeably, but they are hiking boots not dress shoes so who cares. To this point they have few cons. The heat they trap can be awful (I live in the desert), despite not having goretex (though all leather boots have that tendency). Also, I find the boot limited in its ability to lace up tight enough above the ankle. the lacing system overall is great, but my shins are just too skinny and even with the lacing as tight as can be up top there is some spare room. This might not be a problem for other folks, however. I would definitely recommend and purchase again.

is sl active completely waterproof ???

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is sl active completely waterproof ???

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They don't have a gore-tex lining but the leather (which is about 3mm thick) is impregnated with a silicone cream which makes it waterproof. I own the previous model to this one and have never had them leak, nor do i think i ever will, especially if you grease them before each trip. The only way mine have ever got wet on the inside is if i've walked through mud or water that's higher than the boot itself

Are these going to be the replacement to...

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Are these going to be the replacement to the SLM3 boot?

Where did the SLM3 go to...?

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That is my understanding but don't take that for fact. It's hard to keep up with manufacturers as they change models and names year to year.

Where are these boots manufactured?

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Where are these boots manufactured?

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They are Italian made.