TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS


The manufacture of a modern hill or mountain boot represents a unique blend of traditional boot making skills and modern technology.

Whilst technology continues to provide a variety of new materials which aid the development of modern footwear, it is the boot maker's skills that differentiate quality boots from cheaper boots.

It is these skills, in the selection of leathers, the lasting and make up of the boot and the harnessing of the most appropriate technology, which provide the magic ingredients in good footwear.

SCARPA® has had over 50 years experience of making the worlds finest mountain boots. Todays SCARPA® footwear represents the ideal marriage of craftsmanship and technology. Below are some of the critical components in the construction of this footwear.

Gore-Tex

PERFORMANCE COMFORT FOOTWEAR

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:
  • Durably waterproof and breathable
  • Suitable for a wide range of outdoor activities
  • Maximum protection and best comfort - no matter how long and tough the walk

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.

INSULATED COMFORT FOOTWEAR

Four seasons in a day Warm and dry throughout the winter GORE-TEX® Insulated Comfort Footwear is ideal in rain, snow and cold weather. Being durably waterproof and breathable, their special insulation keeps your feet warm and dry.

  • Durably waterproof and breathable
  • Insulated for perfect use outdoors in rain, snow and cold
  • Keeps feet protected, warm and dry

GORE-TEX® Insulated Comfort Footwear is designed for use in rain, snow and cold weather. It is durably waterproof, highly breathable and equipped with an appropriate layer of insulation for the intended use. All components, the insulation and the shoe construction itself, are geared towards maximum performance and subjected to regular quality inspections.

EXTENDED COMFORT FOOTWEAR

All-day optimum foot comfort GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort Footwear. The perfect integration of GORE-TEX® product technologies in shoes for casual use. Durable waterproof protection keeps your feet dry. Extreme breathability combined with low insulation keeps them comfortable in moderate and warmer conditions. Indoors and outdoors. All day long.

  • Durably waterproof and extremely breathable
  • Low insulation
  • Optimized climate comfort for moderate and warmer conditions, indoors and outdoors, all day long

GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort Footwear. The perfect integration of GORE-TEX® product technologies in shoes for casual use. GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort Footwear is durably waterproof and extremely breathable. Combined with low insulation it ensures optimized climate comfort even in moderate and warmer conditions. GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort Footwear is perfect for constant changes between indoors and outdoors, standing and walking, working and leisure time. For maximum performance all components and the shoe construction itself are tuned precisely to each other and subjected to regular quality inspections.

GORE-TEX Surround

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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.

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  • Highly breathable all round and durably waterproof
  • Keeps your feet dry and comfortable all round
  • Ideal for moderate to warm climates
  • Innovative sole construction with side ventilation outlets
  • Guaranteed

Outdry

REVOLUTIONIZE THE PERFORMANCE AND COMFORT OF WATERPROOF/BREATHABLE FOOTWEAR AND GLOVES

OutDry® is the innovative Italian technology to waterproof footwear, gloves and other clothing items where the standard manufacturing techniques based on seam-sealed waterproof fabrics cannot be utilized. Thanks to the OutDry® patented lamination process, the waterproof/ breathable membrane is directly bonded to the external layer of the shoe or glove, perfectly sealing any possible water entry point. Developed and patented by Italian company Nextec srl, in collaboration with Komatsu Seiren co. Ltd. (Japan), OutDry® technology is not an additional membrane in the market but a real innovation in waterproof/breathable footwear and gloves manufacture.

 

OUTDRY TAKES CONCRETE ADVANTAGE IN TERMS OF WATERPROOFNESS AND COMFORT:

  • The External layer and the membrane are a unique body; no more space in between.
  • Water penetration is so blocked with any weight increase in wet conditions.
  • The membrane has a very high capacity of water vapour permeability.
  • The is no seam sealing tape, then enabling to exploit 100% of the membrane breathable surface.
  • Keep a large volume of dry air between the skin and the membrane, reducing the risk of dew condensation.

 

Primaloft

WHAT IS PRIMALOFT®?

PrimaLoft® insulation products offer superior performance for high quality cold–weather gear. PrimaLoft® is lightweight, breathable with excellent water repellency so you remain dry, warm and comfortable even under the most extreme conditions.

HOW PRIMALOFT® WORKS

The human body uses energy to keep warm. PrimaLoft® uses a patented microfiber structure to help the body retain warmth and conserve energy. PrimaLoft® is as warm as down, compressible, breathable and offers superior water repellency so you remain dry, warm and comfortable even under the most extreme conditions. These performance qualities and technical benefits make PrimaLoft® the best thermal insulation for performance footwear.

Phantom 6000 & 8000 PrimaLoft® is the perfect combination of high performance insulation and value. This technology combines ultra-fine and multi-diameter fibers for specific performance characteristics. The specially treated ultra-fine fibers help to form a water resistant insulating structure, while the multi-diameter fibers help to build loft.

If your idea of a great winter weekend takes you outside into the great outdoors, PrimaLoft Sport helps you feel at home and well insulated even if the weather turns wet.

Phantom Guide PrimaLoft® Eco Footwear insulation keeps feet dry, warm and comfortable and helps to make the environment healthier. PrimaLoft blends 50% virgin fibers with 50% recycled materials to create a resilient, performance insulation ideal for active outdoor footwear.

PrimaLoft Eco Footwear is warm, lightweight, water resistant, breathable and has excellent compressional recovery. Since staying dry is not always an option, it’s good to know that PrimaLoft Eco Footwear keeps feet warm even when wet.

 

 

Ergo Fit

The SCARPA® Ergo Fit System allows maximum ankle mobility while walking.  This helps ensure maximum sensitivity and also provides the support and confidence necessary to move on steep terrain.


   

Flex Point

The Flex Point System allows  your ankles complete freedom of movement, even in the stiffest of boots, whilst maintaining support and confidence on all terrains.

Vibram

VIBRAM AROUND THE WORLD

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. Vibram® has commercial and production facilities in the United States, Brazil, Japan and China. The Quabaug Corporation, a soling partner/licensee of Vibram, specializes in the North American work, military, hunting, and fishing markets.

Toe Power Support

The TPS (Toe Power Support) is a thermoshapable insert positioned under the forefoot. It provides a customised, anatomical fit to the front area of the shoe. The main benefits of the TPS are: a better support for the toes when pushing down hard, improved pulling capabilities and last, but not least, increased precision. When smearing, the TPS becomes extended so that it does not constrain movement and in doing so it helps to increase the area of the sole in contact with the rock to provide you with even more grip.

X Tension

This active midsole concept adapts to the changing footshape while loading and unloading bodyweight to the forefoot area, effectively storing and releasing power. The tensioned rubber enhances toe power providing a direct connection
among the front edge of the sole, the upper closure (lacing, Velcro®, elastic band) and heel area. The X-TENSION™ system supports the arch- and forefoot area without taking away sensitivity like stiff midsoles. X-TENSION™ is combined with half soles.

V Tension

It follows the same concept as X-TENSION™, but it works in connection with full-length outsoles. The arch and heel area are supported by the back part of the outsole while the forefoot is identical to the X-TENSION™ system.

Bi Tension

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Basically, a reverse slingshot rand that's anchored under the critical toe area and connects directly to the heel rand, only there's nothing basic about it.  The patent-pending system actively pulls power from the toes, rather than cramming your toes painfully forward, giving immediate performance with less tension.  And that means less rubber, making your shoes lighter, more sensitive and more reactive.

 

Activ Fit Men

ENJOY THE COMFORT.

SCARPA's® experience and research guarantee absolute comfort in the new "ACTIVfit Technology" line: absolute in the sense that it turns subjective wellbeing into objective comfort.  The new range of products takes quality up a notch in terms of performance, comfort, style and durability, specifically built for the maximum performance on any type of terrain.  These models have all it takes to tackle backpacking, challenging trekking trips and lengthy hikes.  "ACTIVfit Technology" seperately develops specific shapes, soles and models for men and women.

ACTIVFIT BD LAST

Used in Ranger 2 Activ, Delta, Kinesis, Kinesis Tech and SL Activ. A recently designed all-new modern last. Which whilst allowing for exceptional foot-hold also has enough volume to allow for modern levels of cushioning to be incorporated within the boot thus enabling both greater instant comfort and all day performance.

MBD

Used in Baltoro. A new last for the updated ZG family. The MBD last takes the Activ Fit elements of the BD last and combines them with a slightly lower volume fit. This last is precise but accomodates a wide variety of foot shapes.

NBD

Used in Mustang. An Activ Fit last for users with a narrow foot. A derivative of the BD and MBD lasts NBD is the slimmest fit in our trekking and walking range.

Ball Girth: New profile for maximum foot hold.


Toe Spring: Better foot rolling in synergy with the bio-mechanical parameters.

Toe Area: More volume for optimal fit.


Heel Area: To provide perfect heel hold and increased comfort.

Activfit Sock Liner

Scarpa®, developed moulded sock liner specifically for men. SCARPA® ACTIV FIT SOCK LINER provides for the best comfort and support.

Breathable Textile Viscoflex®

Moulded Insulating Layer

Viscoflex®

"Memory Foam" for better cushioning and lowest compression

Activ Fit WMN

ENJOY THE COMFORT.

SCARPA's® experience and research guarantee absolute comfort in the new "ACTIVfit Technology" line: absolute in the sense that it turns subjective wellbeing into objective comfort.  The new range of products takes a quality up a notch in terms of performance, comfort, style and durability, specifically built for the maximus performance on any type of terrain.  These models have all it takes to tackle backpacking, challenging trekking trips and lengthy hikes.  "ACTIVfit Technology" seperately develops specific shapes, soles and models for men and women.

LBE LAST

Used in W Ranger 2 Activ, Mythos, Mythos Tech and W Delta Activ. Similar to the BD last but specific for womens fit. A recently designed all-new modern last. Which whilst allowing for exceptional foot-hold also has enough volume to allow for modern levels of cushioning to be incorporated within the boot thus enabling both greater instant comfort and all day performance. The proportions of this last differ from the BD last in that it has a narrower heel and proportionally broader fore-foot.

MBE LAST

Used in Baltoro WNS and Mustang WNS the MBE last is a female specific version of the MBD last featuring a lower volume mid foot and ankle/heel zone.

Ball Girth: New profile for maximum foot hold.

Toe Spring: Better foot rolling in synergy with the bio-mechanical parameters.

Toe Area: More volume for optimal fit.

Heel Area: To provide perfect heel hold and increased comfort.

Activfit Sock Liner

Scarpa®, developed moulded sock liner specifically for women. SCARPA® ACTIV FIT SOCK LINER provides for the best comfort and support.

Breathable Textile

Viscoflex®

Moulded Insulating Layer

Viscoflex® "Memory Foam" for better cushioning and lowest compression

Heel Tension System

The "HEEL TENSION SYSTEM" is an innovative system applied to the heel area of the upper part of the boot.  It offers great stability and adaptability to the severe stress derived from steep routes.

The particular design and the TPU material help the upper responsively, avoiding torsional twists and makes walking easier even on difficult and rough terrains

   

Ankle Padding

The "ANKLE PADDING SYSTEM" is made of a special "MEMORY FOAM" which allows the uppers to mould to the shape of the foot.  This technical solution is very light and breathable, it keeps its dynamic memory in terms of last and thickness so it recovers its original shape after every use.

Thanks to the "ANKLE PADDING SYSTEM" we have further improved the overall comfort of the shoe and the capacity of the upper to adapt itself to the foot, ensuring the best performance on any terrain.

  

Autofit Collar

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.

   

 

V-Flex

The "V-FLEX SYSTEM" is the ergonomic design of the upper on the ankle flex area. It allows a wider and more natural movement of the foot. The upper, in synergy with the lacing system, wraps the foot in an optimal way, offering the maximum comfort and support.

Thanks to the "V-FLEX SYSTEM", we have further improved the overall comfort of the shoe and the capacity of the upper to adapt itself to the movement of the foot, even when walking on steep routes with heavy packs.

Speed Lacing

The "SPEED LACING SYSTEM", integrated with the ergonomic design of the upper, allows the optimal adjustment of the internal volumes of the shoe and the perfect wrapping of the foot, in a simple and quick way, making the fit more precise and customised, offering to the user offering maximum confidence on any terrain.

   

Zero Gravity

The ZERO GRAVITY products are designed to to be as functional as possible yet as light as can be.  Models included are the ultra light yet tough Baltoro and the Mustang which has a medium weight upper, for added durability, and the Hi-Trail Lite Sole unit

The distinctive features of the models in the ZERO GRAVITY line are performance, comfort and material. They adapt immediately to the foot, guaranteeing a snug fit, thanks to the four zones with different degrees of padding (upper, FLEX-POINT SYSTEM, collar, tongue). 

The hallmarks of the whole ZERO GRAVITY line: the design of the upper, which provides extra strength and support to the side of the ankle; the anatomic heel support for improved fit and control while walking. In addition, there is an anti-abrasion reinforcement on the toe. 

The HI-TRAIL LITE sole is composed of a SHOCK-ABSORBING polyurethane midsole with a thermoform EVA insert at the heel and a VIBRAM® rubber outsole.

Cocona®

CoCoNa

Cocona, Inc. is a privately-held company based in Boulder, Colorado. Our ingredient technologies enhance the performance of apparel so we can all stay out longer. With Cocona, we are all adventurers who will challenge the sun, the wind, the rain, the heat, and the cold, knowing they are elements of our adventure rather than elements that bring the adventure to an end.

  • Cocona® fabrics add 800% to the surface area of a fabric vs. 20% for Coolmax®
  • Cocona Breathable Waterproof fabrics are 50% more breathable than competitors
  • Cocona removes moisture from each layer of an apparel system 50% to 250% faster
  • Cocona products were Extreme tested in a run across the Sahara, on an Antarctic Expedition on foot, as well as with professional and athletes and weekend warriors
  • Cocona is a naturally derived permanent technology that never washes out or wears out.

Cocona is committed to the pursuit of industry leadership. The trailblazing science behind our innovations is reinventing how fabric technologies function. Our patented processes are an absolute breakthrough for the apparel industry and ensure differentiation for our brand partners. We are defining the standards and developing the testing that will guide and inform the industry as it moves forward.

Sock Fit

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

SOCKFIT HEADER TECHNICAL

sockfit_scarpa_image_smaller_008Vibram® sole.

sockfit_scarpa_image_smaller_010PU toe rand

sockfit_scarpa_image_smaller_002One piece Schoeller® fabric tongue

sockfit_scarpa_image_smaller_0055number_04Speed lacing for a perfect fit *Selected models

sockfit_scarpa_image_smaller_001number_05Ankle flex zone

sockfit_scarpa_image_smaller_012number_06Gore-Tex® (Performance comfort footwear) *Selected models

Tri-Tension

Tri-Tension is especially designed for use in our shoes that have a 1/3 (or less) outsole.  Simply, it holds the foot from below like a big hand and acts like a power transfer from the toes to the heel

 

REB

We combined the upper elastic band of the classic slipper design with the innovative rubber-string system to create the REB and offer a dependable and long-lasting fit. Narrow shaped strings of PU are bonded with the elastic to strengthen it ensuring that the slippers stay glued to your feet time after time