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Crux Shoe - Men's

4.25 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews
Current price: $119.21 Original price: $158.95
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Why We Like The Crux Shoe

Whether we're scrambling the talus fields of Joshua Tree to get to a crag or we're taking on a Yosemite approach, the Scarpa Men's Crux Shoe has sure footing we can rely on. An upper comprised of suede and recycled polyester airmesh lining offers ventilation so our feet aren't soaked through with sweat by the time we reach the trailhead, and a Vibram Vertical Approach rubber sole helps us get traction on steep or slick terrain. The microporous dual-density  EVA midsole cushions under proven pressure zones to maintain comfort even during the most trying approach and protects underfoot from sharp, jutting rocks or a mid-trail root.


  • Durable approach shoes to protect feet on any hike or scramble
  • Suede upper offers durable wear and protection against elements
  • Mesh lining keeps air flowing throughout shoe as we hike
  • Rubber toe rand and EVA underfoot protect against sharp rocks
  • Vibram rubber sole adds grip and traction on slick or steep surfaces
  • Item #SCR005M
Responsible Collection
Upper Material
recycled polyester
Vibram Vertical Approach rubber
Claimed Weight
1lb 9.2oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 4 ratings

Review Summary

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5 Stars - 2 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

September 24, 2022

Super comfortable and stable base

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
5' 10"

These shoes are a great balance between a tennis shoe and a more substantial hiking boot. The footbed is super comfortable. They did not require any break in period and are highly adjustable due to full length lacing. The soles are very stable on uneven ground. They feel like a slightly more bulky skateboard shoe. I hope this minimizes ankle rolls. So far I am very happy. I will try to update the review after I have used them for awhile. (I sized up 1/2 a European size so that I can wear extra socks in winter. The still feel comfortable with only 1 sock.)

Nathaniel B
3 out of 5 stars

August 15, 2022

Great shoe tongue tab doesn't work

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 9"

When I put these shoes on I felt like my feet were home. They felt great! The only down side is the tongue tab that the laces pass through. It is too large, the laces don't catch and the tongue constantly slides to one side or the other never staying put. Found this out after the first day of use in the Wind Rivers through hike Green River lakes to Elkheart Park. I know it is knit picking but at the price you pay that shouldn't happen. My bogo sketchers don't have this problem. I wouldn't purchase these again with this defect even though they were a great shoe, it just drives me bonkers to constantly have to pull the tongue over every time the shoe loosens. Scarpa should know better. I have purchase a lot of their foot products over the years and haven't had issues like this. La Sportiva haven't let me down and thinking I may go with them again on my up coming spend as the performance and prices are comparable. We will see.

Trent F
4 out of 5 stars

February 14, 2021

Great All Around Approach Shoe

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 9"

I got this shoe with the intention for fairly slabby, slightly technical, and boulder hopping approaches. This shoe fits that criteria perfectly. I downsized this from my normal 41.5 in street size, which required a minor break in. The foam sole and suede upper really mold to your foot similar to a climbing shoe. the super soft rubber sole and to the toe lacing really lets you dial your toe in with confidence. The soft rubber is extremely sticky, but very soft, I wouldn't recommend using this shoe for extensive hiking or daily / around town use as you will really wear the shoe down quickly. The suede upper really sacrifices breath-ability so using these in hotter climates will leave your feet really swampy. But in the winter with wool socks I was kept extremely warm even with some wetness that came through. I've worn overshoe crampons with these and they work just fine, but I wouldn't use them extensively as you will notice wetness with little to none of it drying out. This is a great approach shoe but I would not use it for more than approaches or scrambling as you will wear them out quickly.

Henry C
5 out of 5 stars

September 16, 2020

bought quickly but best purchase ever

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 9"

I was supposed to start the 93 mile Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier at 8 AM with my group. Imagine my surprise when I woke up that morning and found two left boots in my bag. Luckily Whitiker Mountaineering was a half-hour away and stocked these. I bought them (size 44, US 10.5) and hit the trail. 93 sure-footed miles later, i did not have a single blister. They served me very well and will be my go to brand moving forward.

mark m