Great hiking/scrambling shoe
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 39
I got a size 39 which fits perfect (true to size). I used to have the Scarpa Gecko Light but they weren't supportive enough for all the hiking I do. I use these for climbing mountains and scrambling ridges in CO. I need something that is supportive for the trail, but also grippy for scrambling. I feel like they fit the bill for this as long as you're not scrambling anything too technical and need to rely on your shoe's edges. They're also very durable.
I felt more confident scrambling in the Gecko Lights, but I was willing to sacrifice that for some more support while hiking. They are a bit clunky which I don't love for when I'm trying to scramble the majority of the day (i.e. on the Flatirons, etc.). When I'm doing something like that I wish I had a shoe with a little more precision and less bulk. I might look into another option for my next shoe.
For actual rock climbing I'd say these are less than ideal, as they're not the lightest to clip on your harness and climb with.
Hey, I am wondering, you say these fit true to size, do you usually wear a size 7.5 US? I am debating between the 38.5 and the 39.0. THANK YOU!