Scarpa Kailash Trek GTX Hiking Boot Review

Bennett Colvin

Bennett Colvin lives in Steamboat, Colorado and is an avid fisherman, hiker, skier, and outdoorsman. Bennett instructs fly fishing and runs youth fly fishing programs. He also is a professional fly tier and ties publicly at fly shops and expos.

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4 Responses

  1. Michael D'agostino says:

    Hi just wanted to let you know that I bought a pair of scarpa boots and I am very disappointed after wearing them maybe 5 to 6 times one of the heels is peeling off……they’re practically brand new….I was horrified because they’re suppose to be of good quality unfortunately I don’t think o have recourse as I bought them a few years ago and stored them away until I started using them recently and don’t have a receipt but I will be steering away from them just thought you should know as feedback….has anyone else had the same problem?

  2. Bennett Colvin says:

    Dang sorry to hear about this. Maybe get in touch with Scarpa and see what they say? My Scarpa Kailash boots are still going strong four years later and are one of my favorite boots. Thanks for the feedback.

  3. Pierre-Yves Grenier says:

    @Michael D’agostino The same thing happened to me when I bought new boots from a guy who didn’t use them. After 20km, the soles started to come apart.

  4. Lambo says:

    Some of these modern boots have a PU layer which degrades over time causing the soles to detach. The manufacturers use the PU layer to provide comfort. I have had this happen with my last two pairs of boots. In each case the boots lasted around seven years and then the soles began to come off – the boots signaling the impending calamity with noticeable squeaking as I was walking. Both pairs of boots were well known Italian brands. Because the uppers were still in good condition and the boots very comfortable, I took them to a local boot maker in the hope of a repair. On both occasions he was unwilling to repair them as his experience was that once the PU layer degrades a lasting repair is not possible. It seems that longevity and comfort do not go hand in hand with these boots.

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