The evolution of our flagship, full-grain leather backpacking boot, the SL Activ features the classic look, durable support and incredible comfort of our original SL model, paired with a partial leather lining and Vibram® sole package that delievers lightweight comfort for any trail.
WEIGHT REFERENCE: 500 - 750
MIDSOLE: Lite PU
OUTSOLE: Vibram® Biometric / XS Trek
INSOLE: Performance Flex
CUFF HEIGHT: High
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.