Years ago we offered the “SL M3,” a perennial bestseller and versatile backpacking boot. The SL Activ inherits the one-piece, Italian-leather upper and classic look of the M3, but infuses our latest innovations to the design. The 37.5® lining dries fast and resists odors – your tent mates will appreciate it! Memory foam surrounds the heel and ankle for comfort. The Vibram® Biometric midsole uses a dynamic TPU shank to provide underfoot support and dual-density PU for fine-tuned shock absorption. Durable and plush, the SL Activ updates our classic backpacking boot.
Upper: Sherpa HS12® leather
Midsole: Dual density PU
Sole: Vibram® Biometric
Weight: 860g; 1lb 14oz (1/2 pair size 42)
Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness (of both Guinness World Record and the Dublin-brewed dark ale fame) established the Scarpa footwear company in the late 1930s, in order to give a future to skilled Italian craftsmen in leather processing. Translated from its Italian acronym, S.C.A.R.P.A stands for Association of Footwear Manufacturers from the area of Asolo.
By the mid-1950s, three brothers hired by Scarpa were able to take ownership, and brought the traditions of their land, their culture, and their beliefs into the business. After an Italian-American in Boston showcased the quality of his footwear to his coworkers, the North American market opened up, and production went from 10,000 pairs to 120,000 pairs within 5 short years.