THE SCARPA TERRA GORE-TEX WALKING BOOTS AREA UNISEX BOOT IDEAL FOR HILL WALKERSOR TRAVELLERSLOOKING FOR COMPLETE WATERPROOF PROTECTION AND COMFORT FOR ALL ACTIVITIES.
Italian hand made, The Terra is a tough boot made from oiled full grain leather which offers good support and protection while walking the trails. The upper design and construction provides instant comfort from the box and its also got a Gore-tex (performance comfort footwear) lining which is breathable and ensures the wet stays out.
Grip is provided by the new light weight Energy sole unit which keeps you firmly planted on the path.
PERFORMACE COMFORT GORE-TEX:
Four seasons in a day gore-tex performance comfort footwear will always keep you on the the right track. It is durably waterproof and breathable. GORE-TEX Performance Comfort Footwear will take you anywhere, in a wide range of conditions, keeping your feet comfortable and dry.
GORE-TEX Performance Comfort Footwear is designed for a wide range of outdoor activities. All the materials used, from the sole to the shaft, are selected with the greatest of care and combined in a perfectly-fitting shoe. GORE-TEX Performance Comfort Footwear is not only durably waterproof and breathable, it is also robust and hardwearing, giving you maximum protection and comfort no matter how long and demanding the walk.
A midsole with generous flex down its length but offering good lateral support. Featured in the walking boot range it not only provides good support for walking, but is also instantly comfortable and requires virtually no breaking in. Can be Poly propelene, Nylon or Texon material dependant on model
LEATHER is a natural material and selection of the right grade of leather to meet the end use of the boot is an essential and highly specialist skill.
The origin of the hide, the age, rearing and care of the beast and the tanning process are all critical elements which effect the finished performance and look of the boot. SCARPA have over 50 years experience of dealing and negotiating with tanneries to secure the finest leathers and meticulously select the hides they use in their leather walking and mountain boots. The tanning process is a critical factor in the production of quality leathers and is what makes the leather water resistant. Some leathers use traditional tanning processes and ingredients. More expensive leathers like Scarpa's HS12 use a tanning treatment which forces a silicone based ingredient deep into the leather. This gives improved and more durable water resistance to the leather and also allows the leather to dry out faster, even when it does become wet. Leather is still regarded as the finest material for quality walking boots. It does however require care and protection to maintain its performance.
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.
Great bootBy: Matt on 11 September 2017Bought these from Wild Earth. Next day I did a 17km hike, nil problems. Then wore them up intot he snow on Cradle Mtn, soo warm and comfortable with a nice thick sock.
goretex scarpaBy: nicholas on 25 October 2016The most comfortable shoes ive ever owned. No break in needed, good to go right from the box, great for hiking/climbing mountains, wet or dry. They dry out reasonably quick after river crossings too. Am saving to buy another pair *incase* they do something silly and change the design. 15/10 would recommend!
Well worth paying a little extraBy: Kim Zietsch on 14 May 2015Recently purchased a pair of Women's SCARPA TERRA GORETEX WATERPROOF LEATHER HIKING BOOTS from Wildearth. To say that they are comfy is an understatement. There was no breaking in or the need to wear the boots for small amounts of time for my feet to adjust. We walk our dogs through wet and dirty terrain nearly every morning. The other morning after a very heavy dew my hubby came home with his feet dripping wet and thanks to Scarpa's great design both my socks and feet were lovely and dry. Highly recommended. Kim