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Media Love for SCARPA’s New Alpine Running Line

Jun. 8th 2016

In the mountains, running has evolved. Throw in technical trails, a few thousand vertical feet, a little scrambling, and an activity humans have done for both survival and sport for millennia takes on a whole new dimension. Now infused with elements of climbing, peak-bagging, and route-finding, running has become one of the more incredible ways to explore the mountains. And it was with the goal of building product for efficient movement in rugged terrain that SCARPA completely redesigned its running shoes for 2016. Two years in the making, the SCARPA alpine running line is more functional and effective than it’s ever been. From light-and-fast ascents to the after-work jog on the local trails, these shoes get you moving. The new line is comprised of four models, the Proton and Proton GTX, two deep-lugged shoes for long, but fast days with bigger loads, the Neutron, an all-purpose trainer ready to take on anything, and the Atom, a minimalist, low drop race shoe. And so far the response has been even better than we could have hoped for. Learn more about what the media has to say about SCARPA’s brand-new line of running shoes below.

Jari Hiatt running the 403 Trail, Washington Gulch, Crested Butte, Colorado.

Jari Hiatt running the 403 Trail, Washington Gulch, Crested Butte, Colorado.

Jari Hiatt running the 403 Trail, Washington Gulch, Crested Butte, Colorado.
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How to Build a Trad Climbing Rack

Apr. 14th 2016

To many new climbers, alpine and trad climbing are the dark arts of the vertical world. Everything about route finding and placing one’s own gear seems intimidating. Hell, even putting together your first rack can be tricky. But SCARPA athlete Shingo Ohkawa is here to help…with the gear part anyway. He specializes in new routing, especially if there’s unusual, creative, or as some might call, slightly odd terrain to sort out. Here’s his suggestion for dialing in your first trad setup.

Wind River Range Vista

Shingo Ohkawa and Oli take in the view after summiting Helen’s Tower 1 in the Wind River Range.

A starter trad rack.
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Introducing the New SCARPA Origin

Mar. 22nd 2016

The first time a climber pushes off the ground and ascends into the vertical can be a life-changing experience. Instincts fire, movements refine, and the climber experiences a feeling that’s both unsettling and completely natural. It’s addicting. This feeling has drawn thousands to climbing in recent years and helped build the critical mass needed to support countless state-of-the-art gyms around the country. With this explosion of growth SCARPA recognized that it needed a shoe that would appeal to the masses of new climbers exploring the gym and the rock for the first time. So SCARPA’s legendary rock-shoe designer Heinz Mariacher went to work. The result is the new SCARPA Origin, an $89 (USD) rock shoe that’s edgy and supportive in all the right places, while offering an approachable and super comfy fit.

The New SCARPA Origin. ($89 USD)

The New SCARPA Origin. ($89 USD)

The New SCARPA Origin. ($89 USD)
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CYBER MONDAY SALE ALL WEEKEND LONG

Nov. 25th 2015

Get your FREE SCARPA Hoodie with any retail-price ski boot purchase.
Offer valid through 11/30/2015

SCARPA Ski BootsSHOP NOW

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Limited Time Only! Free Hat with Ski Boot Purchase.

Oct. 26th 2015

Winter is just around the corner! Skin tracks will be set and lifts will be spinning any day, which means it’s time to upgrade your setup with a brand new pair of SCARPA ski boots. For a limited time only, buy any of our retail-priced ski boot and receive a free SCARPA beanie ($30 value). Offer expires on October 31, 2015. Whether you’re looking for looking for a ski touring boot with power like our best-selling SCARPA Maestrale RS or a versatile go-anywhere freeride boot like the SCARPA Freedom SL 120, we have boots in stock and ready to ship.  Look good. Ski better. Shop now.

SCARPA ski boots
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Freedom RS 130: The Best Ski Boots of 2016

Oct. 13th 2015

The SCARPA Freedom RS 130 wins every major magazine award in 2016.

 

Best ski boots, SCARPA Freedom RS

Best ski boots, SCARPA Freedom RS
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The SCARPA Freedom RS is Here!

Aug. 18th 2015

The NEW, award-winning SCARPA Freedom RS has arrived. Based on our best-selling Freedom SL, The Freedom RS is the next level of freeride with its light weight, powerful 130 flex, and expansive cuff rotation. Get yours today and go send this winter. It’s the most progressive freeride and ski-touring boot on the market.  And now for some faceshot and huck-filled Freedom RS stoke!

SCARPA Freedom RS: This Is Freeride from SCARPA North America on Vimeo.

Learn more about the SCARPA Freedom RS here.

SCARPA Freedom RS
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The Best Climbing Gear for Trad and Alpine Routes

Jun. 24th 2015

Last August, SCARPA athlete Shingo Ohkawa spent month in search of first descents on the classic vertical walls of Wyoming’s spectacular Wind River Range. While he and his partners horsepacked in to base camp, it was all human-powered effort from there. Long days on approach and even longer days in a harness and climbing shoes allowed Shingo to really abuse the best SCARPA has to offer for this style of climbing. While an unseasonably wet and cold August shut them out of many of his objectives, he still came back with some glowing reviews. These are the SCARPA shoes that got him too the wall and up it, including an FA on the West Face of Helen’s Tower 1.

Wind River Range Vista
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Introducing the Award-Winning SCARPA Furia

May. 27th 2015
Sam Elias boulders with the SCARPA Furia.

SCARPA athlete Sam Elias bouldering on The Monkey Traverse (V4). Flagstaff Mountain, Colorado.

Need a shoe that will find every nuanced hold on steep rock? Then check out the new, award-winning SCARPA Furia. By trading the bulky midsole for a responsive Power Connection Band (a tensioned rubber strip under the foot), legendary SCARPA rock-shoe designer Heinz Mariacher has achieved a new paradigm of sensitivity, softness, performance, and comfort in the Furia. The Furia’s PCB rand helps activate the strength in your entire foot for dynamic movement, insane grip, and delicate touch. It’s so good, Climbing Magazine gave it the coveted Editor’s Choice award. Sport or bouldering, indoors or out, the Furia is the perfect shoe for your next project.

Michael Rosato rocks the SCARPA Furia at the Boulder Rock Club.
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SCARPA’s Zen Pro and Moraine Mid Offer Performance with a Purpose

May. 19th 2015

On trail and off, light hiking boots have to contend with myriad circumstances: dust, scree, mud, rocks, roots, washed out switchbacks—the list goes on. Whether you’re covering ground on multi-day journeys on the Pacific Crest Trail, or slithering up an incipient single track to the base of a climb in the Wind Rivers of Wyoming, the right kind of light hiker is clutch. We like to think we’ve got you covered. Why? Because they do.

Backpacker at Ornak Peak in Tatra Mountains, Poland

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