2 cm piece of vibram sole cracked and chipped away after 10 short (3 mile) hikes rendering boot useless and exposing soft foam underneath. admittedly boot was > 12 months after purchase but was only used about 10x. nonetheless, the sole shouldn't have chipped away. poor quality for $250 boot. zappos would not credit nor facilitate refund. disappointing customer service as I've ordered over 50 items over the years thru zappos.
Jon on March 21, 2019
Just back from a day hiking along Long Beach. Very comfortable. Long day on my feet in a relatively new shoes... no ill effects
Zappos Reviewer from NY on March 21, 2019
I love these shoes. I just bought my second pair. I love how they are built. I love the style. Last pair I bought was around 6 years ago. I wore them almost daily for 3 years. Then I tried a couple others. This round though, the Zen just wasn't comfortable. If the shoe was available in wide widths, that may have solved my issues. I don't know if they changed the shoe or my foot just grew a bit wider. But I just couldn't keep it. I do recommend you try them. Scarpa makes fantastic shoes and they are worth every penny, if they fit you properly.
Zappos Reviewer from Matsu, AK on March 19, 2019
Thank you Scarpa for making a trail hiker with a little more room in the toe box. These shoes are light and cushioned but not so much that you feel like you are clunking around. They felt true to size and feel good on my feet with out any break in period. They are a neutral shoe so if you need a lot of arch support these are not for you.
Zappos Reviewer on March 14, 2019
These fit perfectly if I use a regular hiking sock with them. With a thicker heavy duty boot sock they are too tight and so these are my warmer weather boots. For snow I wear a different pair that provides more room for a thicker sock. These provide the best support of a "short shank" boot of any I have bought and so they are great for off the trail use or on very rocky trails where ankle support is important. Arch support is good but not as good as the Solomon boots, though my Solomon boots have failed to be waterproof so I now avoid that brand entirely. I added Powerstep inserts which do improve the arch support considerably. After a year of nearly daily use on rough terrain they still are comfortable and fit well and are still completely waterproof.
Zappos Reviewer on March 09, 2019
This shoe felt a bit too heavy and clunky, and it's not waterproof. I preferred the lighter weight and wider Scarpa Crux. Also size 7/38 was too tight with a wool sock and orthotic. I'd recommend going up a half size to either a 38 1/2 (my size in the Crux but not available in this shoe) or 39 (my size a Scarpa hiking boot). I have a narrow heel, high instep and wide toes.
Zappos Reviewer on March 01, 2019
A near perfect lightweight but sturdy walking/hiking shoe for NARROW HEELS and WIDE TOES/HIGH INSTEP (laces go far down and would adjust for a more narrow foot too). It's stylish enough to wear with leggings and a skirt on a hiking plus city vacation. I usually wear size 38 (7) in a regular shoe, but I size up to accommodate a wool sock and orthotics when hiking. I'm 38.5 in this shoe, but a 39 (7 1/2) in the Scarpa hiking boot. I love that Scarpa comes in European half sizes. My only complaint is it's not waterproof (no Gortex) but it's a keeper.
Zappos Reviewer on March 01, 2019
These are the 4 pair I have owned....Never disappointed. These go in the closet until my current ones wear out...But still ticking...but soles are starting to wear after two years.
Zappos Reviewer on February 28, 2019
Size and fit of this shoe is accurate. I have become a Scarpa fan (although pricing seems to be getting a little out of hand).
Zappos Reviewer on February 28, 2019
When I adjusted the laces to fit my wide toes but narrow heel and orthotics, the tongue cut into my foot lengthwise. I love the fit of Scarpa hiking boots, which have a sock-like tongue, but this is the second style of approach shoe I've tried with an uncomfortable tongue. It might fit better on a narrow foot. Too bad.
Zappos Reviewer on February 27, 2019
Nice light but sturdy style for narrow heels which can be adjusted in front to fit my wide toes with orthotics, but the high and stiff leather tongue cut into my ankle. I'm exchanging for another Scarpa approach shoe that appears to have a more padded tongue. Fits true to size 38=7.
Mainer on February 26, 2019
This is the perfect lightweight hiking boot for WIDE TOES with a thick instep but NARROW HEELS. The low lacing system is very adjustable so should work on more narrow feet too (only comes in one width). Since Salomon and Asolo have narrowed their regular women's cut in light weight boots, I've been stuck for years in heavy weight backpacking boots to accommodate my wide toes. Regular women's cut is usually too narrow but wide or unisex cuts are often not snug enough in the ankle, leading to heel lift and a sore ankle. The Scarpa's gel padding at the heel is soft on my sensitive ankles but still more supportive than most boots this light. The boot is very breathable, which will be great for summer and in winter there is room for a thick sock. The traction is excellent even on ice. As usual, I sized up from my shoe size 7 (38) to 7.5 (39) to accomodate my orthotics and thick socks in boots. If you're looking for something more affordable, the next best fit was the Vasque Breeze III GTX in 7.5 Wide. However, that boot was wider all around and felt clunky/bouncy.
Mainer from Maine on February 25, 2019
Scarpa definitely nailed it with this one. It is with out a doubt the best fitting and most comfortable mountaineering slash backpacking boot I've come across by far. I would say it sits right in the perfect spot for an all around boot right between the Scarpa Zen PRO GTX and Lowa Cevedale PRO GTX. It makes up what they lack in versatility and fit. Has great traction and looks awesome. Which it is! And has a great foot bed. A boot that you will relish putting miles on in the backcountry.
Zappos Reviewer on February 22, 2019
Great for what my line of work involves not my first pair
Zappos Reviewer on February 22, 2019
I have very wide and flat feet and I have a hard time finding shoes that are comfortable stylish and practical. these shoes do all of that and are great for work, daily hiking, dog walking... et.
King from bristol, RI on February 17, 2019
Unique look. Comfortable right out of box. I have a slender foot and these fit well. No trouble with tongue slippage with lace threaded under tongue flap.
Zappos Reviewer on February 16, 2019
As far as Scarpa shoes go this is probably the worst product they’ve ever produced. Very poor ankle support. Basically the shoe is designed on a running shoe platform.
Outdoor on February 13, 2019
DO NOT BUY THESE! They are made in China and are super cheap! I have barely worn mine - maybe 10 times, and the soles are already worn. Also, you can NOT walk on any wet surface without tread slipping. They are very rigid and not comfortable. I have narrow feet and find these to be too narrow. Loosening up the laces helped. I can't speak for arch support because I have my orthotics in them. I wish I could return them for a refund. The biggest piece of crap shoes I have ever purchased. What a waste of money. These shoes are pretty worthless. I won't be buying Scarpa again. Sticking with Keen or Merrell
BoulderLvr on February 13, 2019
This is my favorite shoe for any athletic activity, hiking, or even long walks in town. Styling is unisex, the "men's" model is wider and works well for women who prefer a bit more room across the bunion area. The long laces give these a distinctive, stylish look, and assure highly adjustable fit. The "women's" version of the Mojito offers more choice of colors and is great for women with average or narrow feet, or days when you don't need thick socks. As a woman who normally wears an 8 1/2 women's shoe I find the Men's Mojito 39 1/2 (AKA Men's 7) fits me perfectly, allowing for heavier socks and all day comfort.
Eliza from Santa Barbara on February 06, 2019
The shoes are very comfortable, but I have never had ones that lace up so close to the toes. It almost feels like I just have socks on, sometimes I miss the "feel" of that thicker shoe over the toebox. But, they are comfy and I could wear them all day from the first day.
Tim from St Louis on January 28, 2019
Though I ended up returning these boots, I felt like I should write a brief review. I ordered 5 pairs of hiking boots including these Scarpa Boots. I just wanted to emphasize that the build quality was GREAT and they felt and looked very rugged and that they could withstand a lot of abuse. I chose to return them because "Boots" just didn't sit well with me and I went back to trail runners but boy did I want to keep these!
Zappos Reviewer on January 27, 2019
Great shoe! Dry in a downpour, solid construction, good grip. Broke em in 5mi on concrete and they felt good for half a day. After that needed more arch support, had to push through several days until just intolerable. Going to try again with an insole. Not quite the Crux, but another very high quality product from Scarpa. No regrets.
Zappos Reviewer on January 26, 2019
This is my 3rd pair of these boots. They are the most comfortable shoes I've owned - even more so than sneakers. I am not a hiker, but I do walk several miles daily. They keep my feet warm and dry. As long as this the company continues to produce this style, I'll be purchasing.
CS from New York City on January 21, 2019
I have another, similar pair of Scarpas-- the Zen. I like them a lot, great walking shoe, but they are a bit snug in the toe box. I bought the Zens in a Euro size 45/US 11.5 which is my normal size in nearly every shoe and boot. Zappos recommended a Euro size 46 in the Mojito, because the last and construction are similar to the Zen. They are exactly the right size. As with the Zens, they're made in Romania and are extremely well-constructed. They are properly snug but have enough room for a thinner pair of Sole or Superfeet insoles. The lacing eyelets extending down to the toe provide a lot of adjustability. I wore them on a day trip yesterday and they were great for both driving and walking. I also fly a tailwheel airplane and need to have pretty active feet on the rudder pedals. The Mojito soles are not as stiff as some approach shoes or boots, so there is good feel for the pedals. Overall, very pleased with shoe-- just remember when ordering that they run a bit small, sizing up worked for me.
Chris from Sheldon, SC on January 18, 2019
A solid, very comfortable, good-looking, well-made light hiker. I was looking for a high-quality and decent-looking walking shoe and this was a bit more of a hiking shoe than I needed. If it has Gore-Tex waterproofing, I might have kept it. If Gore-Tex-type waterproofing is not needed, this could be a very good light hiking shoe.
Zappos Reviewer on January 13, 2019