This year’s version of the award-winning Kailash GTX hiking boots features a new midsole and sole package for added structure and support. Other highlights in this boot include bi-directional ankle flex construction, which provides excellent mobility without sacrificing stability. The forefoot has easily tensioned lacing that offers superior volume control and confidence for bearing big loads and moving over technical terrain.
Ideal for trail hiking, rugged day hikes, and regular abuse, this medium- weight boot offers maximum comfort.
Bi-directional ankle flex.
Extended Comfort Gore-Tex.
Shock absorbing midsole!
Vibram® Hi-Trail Lite sole
•Lining: Gore-Tex® – Performance Comfort.
•Sole: Vibram®Hi-Trail Lite.
•Sizes: 38 - 47, 48 (half sizes)
•Weight: 630g; 1lbs 6oz
|Awards:||Past Award Winners|
|Country Of Origin:||Eastern Europe|
|Heel Height:||1 1⁄2 in|
|Liner:||Gore-Tex® – Performance Comfort|
|Lining:||Gore-Tex® – Performance Comfort|
|Outsole:||Vibram Hi-Trail Lite|
|Platform Height:||3⁄4 in|
|Shoe Lining:||Gore-Tex® – Performance Comfor|
|Shoe Sole:||Sole: Vibram Hi-Trail Lite|
|Sizes:||38 - 47, 48 (half sizes)|
|Sole:||Vibram® Hi-Trail Lite|
|Upper:||Suede & Nylon|
|Waterproof:||Waterproof Gore-Tex insert|
|Weight:||630g; 1lb 6oz (1/2 pair size 42)|
These boots are waterproof, insulated, rugged, and have great support for carrying heavy packs. I usually don't carry more than 50lbs with these on, but I've carried 75 without any issue. The vibram sole is grippy. I could prob climb a 5.5. Great for loose rocky terrain. The insulation will sweat your feet out in temps over 70-75 degrees. In temps below 20 degrees you've really gotta keep your feet moving to keep your toes warm. In between those temps, they rock! They dry pretty fast too, which is good because they don't really vent. They are pretty short, so walking through deep water isn't really an option, but I've been rock hopping streams with dry feet all they way. I've put a lot of miles on them and they don't show it. Really sick looking boot. I wear them out all the time. When I see someone else wearing Scarpas, I assume that they are hardcore adventurers that expect a lot from their gear and put particular demands on every piece. I initially got them to wear in that mountains in Afghanistan, but I've since worn them tons of other places on more recreationally oriented trips. Never disappoint. I'm no author, so I really can't express just how great these are, but I am sold on Scarpa boots for life. Now I just need to find a good pair for summer hiking. Any recommendations?
I did my research on these prior to buying for my vacation to Yosemite this December. From the reviews on here I read endless reports of no blisters and out of the box comfort which from my use has been proven absolutely true. So far they have been to Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Sequoia and Zion National Park as well as up to Desolation Lake here in Utah. These boots have been absolutely awesome right out of the box and their vibram soles stick to everything. Granite, sandstone, scree, ice, wet trees you name it and they remain dry and waterproof while crossing streams or running through powder for 4 hrs.
The reviews on backcountry made me confident in my purchase as well as reading the review of the boots done by gear scout for military times. So far I am completely sold on the boots and have possibly convinced my dad to scrap his tread less Keens klogs for these.
As far as sizing goes, I wear a 10.5 with a normal arch so I chose the 44.5 since I wear smartwool hikers, they fit perfect and give me just a little bit of extra space in the toe box that helps.
hope this review helps you make the right choice for footwear.
Scored a pair on the cheap via SAC (last year's color?), a phenomenal buy. Stupid cheap...
Anyway, size seems pretty true, I normally wear a 45.5 in Scarpa's Italian built boots as they seem to reliably run a tad small. In these Romanian built boots, a 45 would fit fine (which is my normal shoe size) with a lighter summer sock. Toe box seems wider than the Italian built boots too, very roomy by comparison. Extremely comfortable right out of the box and required zero break in miles. Just laced & went with no troubles. Insoles are not the greatest, but a bit improved over previously encountered ones from Scarpa - will slide some Superfeet inserts in there soon.
Sole is not as grippy as my old Scarpa Mustangs for scrambling around on the trails I frequent, but they do clear mud nicely. Lacing is the usual easy Scarpa goodness, works great and ties off with ease. Laces seem okay, not as stretchy as previous boots - held their tension without fuss.
All that said, the boots seem very comfy & capable just like the numerous reviews I read about this particular boot.
I dig 'em and hope they wear as well as my Mustangs did over the years.
Coming from a full leather Vasque Summit GTX i cant say enough about the kailish. Obviously its going to have the Scarpa quality the world has come to know, but i would have never thought they would be so comfy. I would say they compare to asolo in quality. They broke in very easily, really just took one hike up chimney tops in gsmnp to break them in. We did eatern half of AT in GSMNP and mt leconte in the snow and ice and my feet stayed dry and mostly warm other than sitting around shelter at night. The boots worked great with katoohla microspikes. This is a picture at icewater springs shelter with the microspikes on. Overall awesome boot and will diffidently buy another pair when these bite the dust.
I bought these boots after much research for a backcountry bow hunt in the Mt Zirkel wilderness of Colorado. It didn't hurt that I got them on sale at Backcountry.com for $135.00 ! I suppose I've put about 100 miles of steep rugged terrain on these boots since July of 2013. Many miles with full gear packs and there are not many "trails" in high country bowhunting!
These boots performed flawlessly! Very comfortable, lite ,dry (on the inside) and they grip exceptionally well on wet logs and rocks. I was surprised by the grip! No worries about blisters! The only small detractor would be that there is not a lot of ventilation during warm weather.
I did replace the insole w/ a pair of super feet greens...
I committed an unforgiveable act in hiking and purchased these boots on my way to the trail for a wet winter hike. I put eight miles on them the first day over semi challenging terrain with no hotspots or blisters. Since purchasing these boots I have been all over the southwest to include the grand canyon. They perform their best when its cool to cold out like all goretex boots. I have only re-treated the outside once in 3 years and still no leaks. The boot fit has been true to size and it is very stable over rocky terrain. Overall a great boot!
These boots are awesome. By that, I mean they're stiff, light, good grip, and they look awesome. The one drawback is that they run a little narrow. I didn't realize that right away because it was only at the end of the day that my feet would start to hurt, or when wearing super-thick socks for extra warmth. Tried stretching them with a professional shoe stretcher but they're so rugged it didn't work. My solution was to buy a second pair in wide. They're that good. Only pair of shoes I've ever needed in wide - buyer beware.
I bought these boots for my Dad's 60th birthday - and can I just say how stoked he was! Lets just put it this way, for now I am the favorite daughter :) They look perfect - extremely well made, they totally lived up to Scarpa's standard of excellence, besides they are made in Italy, and those Italians know footwear. Fit was perfect right out of the box. I will let you know what kind of mountain stomping action my silver haired dad gets into once they get some mileage. Until then they are a crowd pleaser.