Scarpa's Oxygen GTX hiking shoes deploy Gore-Tex's Surround Technology that uses a membrane underfoot to ensure enhanced breathability.
Scarpa says: THE NEXT GENERATION IN WATERPROOF COMFORT IS HERE
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Scarpa have collated their entire knowledge base across multiple activities- like walking, climbing, running, trekking- and applied it to their new do-it-all shoe, the Scarpa Oxygen GTX. The Oxygen GTX' name emphasises a new level of footwear breathability thanks to the addition of the revolutionary GORE-TEX Extended Comfort Footwear Surround membrane which now allows vapour to travel out through the sole of the shoe, thanks to clever new vents added to the insole and midsole which help actively pump vapour through the GORE-TEX lining whilst retaining the usual waterproof performance expected.
The upper is made using Scarpa’s high quality suede and mesh which includes the brilliant SOCK-FIT DVL tongue system. These elements, together, mean that your foot is wrapped in a protective, supportive and comfortable cocoon of GORE-TEX, leather and Shoeller material. There's a full toe rand to help protect sensitive areas.
The shape of the Oxygen is provided by the BN last (used on the CRUX and Vitamin) and comfort and adjustability are enhanced by the SOCK-FIT DVL while the AUTOFIT COLLAR keeps a snug hold of your heel and achilles area.
All of these features and technologies sit on top of a dual density Die-cut EVA midsole and a brand new Vibram Symbios outsole which holds its own on any demanding terrain.
Scarpa's Oxygen GTX hiking shoes are soft flexible footwear that breath more effectively than any other waterproof shoe because there's now a Gore-Tex membrane under your foot and an engineered vent to let air out of the sides. This is a step up (excuse the pun) from traditional Gore-Tex in hiking shoes that only covers the sides and top leaving the underfoot section to be completely non breathable.
People who shun Gore-Tex because their feet get hot may find this technology addresses the problem. Apart from this key technology you can also benefit from Scarpa's expertise in creating a shoe that is comfortable, supports the foot and deploys a durable sole. A nice rubber rand protects the toes and front of the shoe.
We see these as being a good choice for mountain treks on and off trails with occasional rocky sections where waterproofness is a requirement - at 452 grams per shoe they're pretty light given their performance and durability.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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Gore-Tex Surround - The first all-round breathable and waterproof hiking shoe/boot.
Hiking shoes/boots engineered with GORE-TEX® SURROUND TM product technology are designed for outdoor use in moderate to warmer conditions. They offer enduring waterproof protection and optimum breathability all around the foot. Moisture and warmth also escape through the GORE-TEX® membrane into the open structure of the "spacer" -and from there out of the shoe via side ventilation outlets. The result is faster sweat removal rate. Keeping your feet dry and comfortable even at higher temperatures.
|Undoubtedly the evolution performance and agility concept. A construction system that offers a fit as snug as a sock, the feeling of being at one with your footwear. The part comprising the tongue, flex-point and collar is made from a single piece of S-TECH SCHOELLER elastic technical fabric. Clock Logo to Read More|
|BN LAST||Used in Ascent Tech, Vitamin, Zodiac, & Crux. A technical last which strikes a balance between a precise fit for scrambling and climbing precision with comfort for all day walking.|
|ACTIV impact Technology||The ACTIV impact Technology: system used for soles construction using materials with physical and chemical characteristics, able to absorb negative impact with the ground, increasing shock-absorption and exploiting to the utmost the energy used during the activity.|
|The AUTOFIT COLLAR, thanks to the ergonomic design of the collar and to the special padding, ensures the maximum adaptability and comfort of the upper, reducing the impact stress that rests on the Achilles and malleous area. Great performance and comfort on any terrain.|
|Vibram® concentrates its industrial design activities, managerial and stategic functions, new technology and new product development in Albizzate in the province of Varese, Italy, to ensure that its costumers can benefit from reliable and constant quality wherever they are.|