Scarpa Kinesis Pro GTX Boot - Men's

Unbreakable, all-terrain vehicle for your foot.

A journey deep into the canyon brings you to an untouched, wild world between sheer rock walls, and the sturdy, durable Scarpa Kinesis Pro GTX Boot ensures you get there and back without a slip or struggle. Its tough, rock-ready nubuck leather and Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane ensure no moisture gets inside and no blisters develop, keeping you moving toward your next camp or shelter.

  • Smoothout nubuck leather upper and rubber rand around the entire boot doesn't wear out after many rocky summits or canyon loop trails
  • Waterproof breathable Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane ensures dry steps over rainy, muddy, or snowy trails
  • Vibram Biometric rubber outsole grips, brakes, and secures your steps over any terrain you may encounter, and self-cleaning lugs prevent the build-up of mud
  • Contoured Active Pro 4mm footbed and dual-density PU midsole cushion thousands of steps while weighed down by a heavy backpack
  • Tall boot design supports ankles to prevent injury in the wilderness and a TPU shank provides stability on uneven ground
  • Numerous lace loops provide an even, reliable fit over you whole foot and a tongue gusset prevents rocks from hitching a ride inside your boot
  • Activfit Technology uses an anatomical last so you don't have to break in the boot for days before you begin your trek
  • Reviews
  • Q & A
Unanswered Question

Made in Italy or Slovenia ??

More about Scarpa than the boot

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I bought this boot over a year ago, and it performs great in terms of traction on different surfaces from snow to talus to scree, heat conduction is amazing and is an overall good product. However, the laces on the left boot broke after some use. This was well within a year and I contacted Scarpa about it. They referred me to an online seller. For an expensive top of the line hiking boot, I would have expected better service than that. I have owned La Sportiva and Columbia boots without this happening for years on end. I havent had to deal with their customer support but I sure hope it is better than this. Thanks Scarpa.

More about Scarpa than the boot
Unanswered Question

I wear a 14. Is size 48.0 going to fit ok?

A note on sizing for narrow feet

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 45

Many have commented that the boot works for a wide foot and also suggesting sizing up 1/2 to 1 size. I have a very slender foot and ankle, and if you do please consider my experience. My foot length is size 11 1/2, so I had sized up to 45.5. But with my narrow foot, the boots were too big, even with very beefy orthotics and socks. Now I'm hiking in a 45 and find that just right. I noticed when I removed the insoles and compared the length to all my other footwear insoles (Nike, Merrell, Montrail etc) they were exactly 11 1/2, a perfect match. So if you have a really narrow foot, my experience is, consider not sizing up.

made in Italy??

Perfect Boot for ME!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 46

I was looking for a nice hiking/backpacking boot with good ankle support. I also wanted a boot that I could use for snowshoeing. I spent 3 weeks visiting different stores trying on over twenty different boots. I wanted a great boot with excellent support, fit and comfort. Three boots fit just right but only one had the build and hardware that was superior.....SCARPA! I went snowshoeing the next day and for the first time in years returned with happy feet! I have taken several hikes and I am very, very happy with these boots. Very comfortable and supportive! After a long hunt I have bagged the perfect boot for me! THANK YOU SCARPA!!!! and Back Country for having a wide variety of great boots to choose from. I normally wear a size 45 or 45.5 - the size 46 was just right.

Best Boots

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 44

Best boots I ever had to date. Great quality Italian made.
Super comfy.
No heal lift and room in the toe box. Just want I want in a boot!
I bought these for hiking and hunting, but I find myself wearing them everyday to work.
I will be buying another pair.

Fine boot but doesn't fit me

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 44

The design and craftsmanship are obviously great. I only wish they fit. For me, too narrow across the toes despite being the nominal size that fits me in nearly all other footwear. They are a work of art but I must return them.

Very impressive

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 44 1/2 (11)

Just slightly small (mine=1/2 size)after 1st ordering a full size and exchanging(painlessly; kudos, Goatfolks). Built exactly like a full pack/multi day boot should be. Holds an edge with no twist, grips well, sheds mud and keeps your ankles firm all day without restricting stride. Required very little break in.

Great boot even better value!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 10

I like a well built boot. It has to look good and perform better. Often when you buy a new boot it falls short in comfort design or quality. This price point deserves a good quality product and Scarpa delivers. Comfort right out of the box and style is exactly what a fashion conscious hiker is seeking. First hike had no issues, no hot spots and no break in period. Material breaths fine for a rugged boot. Waterproofing is second to none. I would recommend this boot.
Cons- It is heavier vs. a cloth/Leather Salewa or Saloman. (duh it leather and good stuff at that)

what is your return policy on boots? best estimate on size can often miss with new boots.thx

Hey Jon - It can be tough to size boots which is why we offer a world class return policy. New, unused items can be returned at any time for a full refund (with original packaging and tags). Used items can only be returned within 30 days of purchase for store credit. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.

- Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead

Camps aver has these at 25% off....will you match?

Hey Rick - I imagine you already bought them, but we can match any price from another US-based authorized retailer, including Campsaver., for the same model/size/color. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions or help with any future price matches. - Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead

Wonderful, and not even broken in yet.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I've only put maybe 12-15 miles on these over a few hikes, but I benefitted from them almost immediately. The first trail I hiked with these was muddy and sloppy, but since we were there early, it was hard to tell where you could or couldn't step in the points that were suspect. I sunk 3-4 inches into mud two different times (I'm a big guy...) and I had no worries about my feet getting wet, or even having the mud stick to the shoes. The Gore-Tex did it's job like a charm.

I also didn't really break these in before hiking in them -- since I usually keep my hikes between 5-10 miles, I figured I wouldn't suffer too much from not breaking them in. I was 100% correct. After a good 7 miles up some pretty steep terrain the first day out, my feet were super comfortable and dry. No blisters, and only the slightest rubbing, which I corrected on the next hike by tying them tighter.

The pulley system on the laces is really great. I like that feature a lot.

I noticed some reviews mentioning slipping a bit on wet rocks, but I have not experienced that at all with these. I even did a bit of scrambling in them and felt very confident and comfortable taking a little bit of a risk knowing that my footing was going to be secure.

I know these are expensive, but from what I've seen, some of these boots can last for years and years. I think they're definitely worth it, and would highly recommend spending the extra 20-30 bucks on the gore-tex version.

Also -- these are a bit heavy, but not so much so that they're bothersome on the hike. More so, that you can definitely feel them on your feet.

Rugged and well built, can't wait to put massive numbers of miles on these.

Have you had a chance to use them in hot weather?

Best Boot Ever

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 14

Purchased these boots for an elk hunt in Colorado. The terrain was tough and rugged. Wore them a few weeks before the trip and it was like walking on clouds. I was concerned because I have a wide foot but these boots fit the bill perfectly. Fit true to size with a little room for width. I put these boots to the test in wet weather and rough terrain going up mountains and also going down. Most comfortable boot I have ever worn and never got so much as a sore spot on my foot, let alone a blister. Really solid boot if you are looking for a solid elk boot. The only draw back is they are a little heavy but well worth the extra weight for comfort and durability. Highly recommend.

Love it when folks mention weight and height!!! Thanks

Solid boot

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 46.5

These boots kept my feet dry and well supported through a brutal weekend hike/climb in snow, mud, streams, and scree. They feel sturdy and support the ankle well. No complaints at all.

Great Boot.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

Hunting the midwest with this boot all season. Slough country to Bluff country. Maybe 100 miles in them so far. Heavy pack hiking. Waterproof is perfect. Leather is very tough. Rand is flawless. Comfortable even though I could stand to size up for really thick socks. I wear 11.5 to 12. Ordered 45.5, should have ordered 46.

Very stiff boot where you need it. The soft leather above the ankle helps with articulation and also creates a fairly water tight seal when submerged. Great traction. Also a very good looking boot.

The only negative thing I can say is the laces sent with the boots were pretty cheap.

Good fit, great materials

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I'm a size 11 and the 44 1/2 fit really great. Just a little room for thick woolies, but not quite as loose as some women I have known. Similar Zamberlans and Asolos were a close second, but I never could pull the trigger on them while I was out in the stores. I spent a couple hours in the Seattle REI trying on all sorts of boots, but I never fell in love with any. They didn't have many Scarpas at REI, so I never tried these on before I ordered. I'm glad I rolled the dice.

The heel and toe are squared off, which I like for digging in on the steep stuff.

Quality materials, stitching, and fastening all around.

The boots are nice and tall. I can lace these up snug and I don't feel pressure on my shin with dorsiflexion. I like my boots snug. I was all set to buy some Asolo 520s, but they had a lot of shin pressure when I flexed my foot.

I don't think I will ever spend over $250 on a boot with no toe protection. This boot has a tough rand that appears to be meticulously/durably cemented to the boot. On our last hike, my wife hit a sharp piece of granite with the toe of her boot (no rand) and a big chunk of Italian leather came off.

Part of the reason I chose this boot was because I didn't want to have a common tread pattern. This pattern has an unmistakable curve down the middle (a good thing, as long as the people tracking you are friendlies).

At first I thought the lace rollers were overkill, but you can really dial in a good fit much easier because of them. They do work better with narrower laces, though. The laces that come on the boots are narrow but not super durable, but I found some great 60" laces for $4 at Cabelas that held up better. 550 paracord would fit, but it doesn't glide like these narrower laces.

The footbed is rigid, but flexes at the toe just fine.

They look nice. I wore them to work for the break-in an got lots of "those are bad a-- boots."

Most importantly, they're just boots. Now I can be done with the boot conversation and move on to the adventure conversation.

So far so good

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small

Boot came in the wrong size the first time but after a very hassle free exchange i have my new boot which fits great. I started wearing them around the yard for a break in period but they seem like they will be good to go in no time.

Anyone who reads this the service and is by far the best i have had, i would recommend shopping off their site for any product, i know i will be back for more!

Very comfortable

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I like them:



light weight (relative to boot MEINDL)

feeling that they are soft inside.

My foot length 26.7. What size should I...

My foot length 26.7. What size should I choose?

Best Answer

If your foot is 26.7 cm then you would best fit in a boot size 42.5 or 43.

Great Boot

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

These are exactly what I was looking for. I have slightly wider feet and these fit great. They are lightweight and stiff enough for heavy loads while backpacking. They have excellent traction and ankle support with a full rubber wrap around the bottom that worked great protecting the leather from snow shoes and crampons. Not exactly a snow boot, but great for mixed conditions and varied terrain. The quality is top notch and the insoles mold to fit your foot for an almost custom designed fit. I absolutely love these boots. They did take a little break in for the foot-bed to shape, but after that they have been awesome. Snow, rain, mud, scree, rock hopping, these boots handle it all and keep your feet happy. Not so good for really hard well worn trails due to the stiff soles, but they are back-country beasts. I suggest conditioning and water proofing these (and any other leather boot) to keep them in good shape and prevent soggy leather. Your feet will be dry either way, but wet leather will increase cold and weight.