Scarpa Women's Kailash GTX

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Scarpa Kailash GTX
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Give your feet the power-packed performance they need to get the job done on any trail with the Scarpa Women’s Kailash GTX Boot. No matter how rugged the terrain may get, these boots shrug it off and crush the competition in dominant fashion. Harness the pure potential of the Kailash GTX and transform your hiking adventures into the outings of a lifetime. Become a believer beginning with the easily tensioned lacing. Synch them up just the way you like it and take off down the trail with confidence. Enhanced by the powers of Gore-Tex, your feet will stay dry thanks to perfectly honed waterproofing and breathability. Bi-directional ankle flexing provides all-around support in a cozy package that never disappoints. A protective toe rand eliminates the toe-stubbing dangers of rogue roots and other potential pesky problems. Whatever condition you encounter the trail in, an amped up Vibram sole will provide unparalleled traction and grip on all kinds of surfaces. Take on any trek and never surrender thanks to the pure performance of the Scarpa Women’s Kailash GTX Boot.


  • Extended Comfort Gore-Tex offers protection with maximum breathability

Weather and Wind:

  • Performance Comfort Gore-Tex® to keep your feet dry

Traction and Grip:

  • Vibram® sole for excellent traction and durability


  • Bi-directional ankle flex
  • Super shock-absorbing Vibram Hi-Trail Lite sole
  • Easily tensioned lacing system
  • Protective toe rand
Ideal for trail hiking, rugged day hikes and general trail abuse, the SCARPA Kailash GTX medium-weight boot offers maximum comfort for all your adventures. The suede and nylon upper of this women's hiking boot boasts a 100% waterproof GORE-TEX XCR lining that offers dependable protection from the elements. A supportive Comfort-Flex footbed delivers cushioned comfort. Padding in the collar protects and cushions your ankles, as the synthetic midsole and nylon shank provide stability. An anatomically shaped heel with external support and a reinforced toe box ensure added protection Part of the Zero Gravity Comfort collection, the Vibram Hi-Trail Lite rubber outsole of the SCARPA Kailash GTX outdoor boot climbs effectively, and provides superior shock absorption whether on-trail or off.

Scarpa's award-winning Kailash gets and update. The Kailash GTX delivers superb trail performance and comfort. The Scarpa Women's Kailash GTX is ideal for trail hiking, rugged day hikes, and regular abuse; a medium-weight boot with maximum comfort.
Whether you take the Scarpa Women's Kailash GTX Hiking Boot on a day hike or a weeklong backpacking trip, it ensures you have the support and durability you need for every step. The Gore-Tex membrane creates a waterproof breathable barrier between your foot and a muddy stretch of trail. Scarpa used a Vibram Hi-Trail Lite sole to give you the traction you need and the long-lasting performance you expect. The suede upper and rubberized toe cap make the Kalish GTX Hiking Boot as burly as you could want without the feel of a heavy waffle stomper.

FEATURES of the Scarpa Women's Kailash GTX Boot.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Scarpa Women's Kailash GTX Boot.

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This year’s version of the award-winning Kailash GTX hiking boots features a new midsole and sole package for added structure and support. The Kailash GTX boot also includes 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. This women’s specific model caters to female anatomical differences in foot shape and volume.

The Scarpa Kailash GTX would be a fine boot to wear on a trek to see its namesake peak, Mount Kailash, a sheer-sided peak near the source of the Indus River that remains unclimbed to this day due to its sacred status in several religious traditions. It is a mid-weight backpacking boot with a durable leather upper that will resist the scuffs and scrapes caused by rocky trails and shifting scree slopes, and its waterproof GORE-TEX® Performance Comfort lining protects from stream crossings and soaking downpours.


A medium-weight boot, the Kailash GTX® provides maximum comfort and is ideal for trail hiking, rugged day hikes and everyday abuse.
Suede upper with mesh panels for added ventilation.
for more ease of movement.
for critical protection.
Lined with ultra breathable GORE-TEX®.
Comfort-Flex midsole.
Built on the women's BXD last.
Vibram®, super shock-absorbing outsole.
Made in Romania.
Mountain Gear
Scarpa's Kailash GTX Hiking Boot is an award winning backpacking boot that takes trail comfort to a whole new level.
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Also available for: Men
Awards:Past Award Winners
Circumference:14 in
Country Of Origin:Eastern Europe
Crampon Compatibility:no
Footwear Type:Hiking/Backpacking
Heel Height:1 in
Liner:Gore-Tex® – Performance Comfort
Lining:Gore-Tex® – Performance Comfort
Material Technology:GORE-TEX
Mid Sole:Polyurethane
Outsole:Vibram® Hi-Trail Lite
Platform Height:1⁄2 in
Recommended Use :Hiking; Outdoor
Removable Liner:no
Shaft:5 1⁄2 in
Shoe Lining:Gore-Tex® – Performance Comfort
Shoe Sole:Sole: Vibram Hi-Trail Lite
Shoe Stability:Stability
Shoe Upper:Suede
Shoe Width:Medium
Sizes:36 - 43 (half sizes)
Sizing Scale:M
Sole:Vibram® Hi-Trail Lite
Upper:Suede & Nylon
Waterproofing :Gore-Tex
Weight:540g; 1lb 3oz (1/2 pair size 38)
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Scarpa Kailash GTX Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

I wear a women's 8.5 narrow, one foot is 1/2 size shorter than the other and I have a high arch but a pathetically thin instep (I can almost close my index finger and thumb around it.) Finding hiking shoes/boots is awful but I tried these and they are grand! I did put in an addition 3/4 lenght insole to give more arch support and cushion for my heel. Wore the boots as new for 3 days of 5-7 hr. hikes and rock scrambling and they were fantastic. They are very light, about half the weight I'm used to with my narrow leather Vasques, were pliant but supportive, bent well at the ankle and had absolutely no rubbing points. I'm able to tighten the laces enough to fit without the sides of the boot overlapping across my arch and my skater's bunions are happy. Usually my boot toes look gathered at the point of origin for the laces but these are almost smooth and the boots look lean and stylish. They had excellent traction on smooth rocks and cleaned up beautifully after getting red mud on them. (I did spray them with anti-stain stuff.) I adore them and wear them just for kickin' around because they are so comfortable. They also have room for a medium to thick sock. Thank you Scarpa!

kippered snack at on 04/14/2011

I have been looking for boots that fit really good and are comfy. I am an 8 1/2 medium width and I wear prescription orthodics. The 8 1/2 (size 40) were snug but comfortable. I took a short 4 mile hike and was very happy on the way up. The descent was perfect with my heel in place. Great ankle support, but could be a bit better. This specific hike is really rocky with lots of streams and mud holes to cross. My feet stayed dry and the soles held firm on the rocks, many of them wet. These boots should fit a narrower foot also. Or at least I would not hesitate to try them. I did have a problem near the end of my hike where the ball of my feet(sides) were getting smashed and sore. I exchanged them for a size 40.5 which translates into an 8 2/3( who ever heard of that?) But this size just had a little more room in the ball of the foot and just a tiny bit more toe room. AWE PERFECT!

Shelly Palomaki at on 08/02/2011

The N. to S. Rim hike through the Grand Canyon is a extremely well groomed/maintained set of trails, so I can’t say that I was able to test them on many uneven surfaces. What I can say is that I had NO bruises, blisters, or other issues on the first day long hike into the canyon (i.e. hiking straight down for 6 hrs) or on the last day out of the canyon (i.e. 8 hours hiking uphill). I typically wear a US women’s size 9 and purchased these in the size 41, which fit my foot + orthotics v.well. I did sink the entire bottom of the boot to my ankle in a river at one point yet my foot stayed dry. My traction was sufficient on the gravel, sand, and rocky surfaces. Need to do more testing in wet conditions to give a final verdict, but am happy w/this purchase thus far.

Wee Bri at on 11/22/2011
I bought these boots based on recommendations and good reviews. I had a little trouble with the sizing of these boots. I'm usually an 8.5 in us size, and ordered a couple different sizes (39.5, 40, and 40.5) to try. There was barely any difference between the three sizes, which seemed odd to me. I settled on the 40 which is roomy enough to add my Superfeet insoles and also to wear thicker socks and not feel too cramped. I have wide feet so it's hard to find boots that are comfy. My last pair of boots were Asolo, which I loved after a long break in time, but they are just too narrow and I'm too impatient to break them in. These boots have been great so far, minimal break in period and very supportive and sturdy without feeling too heavy.
Shelly d - customer at on 09/04/2010

Very sturdy boot

I chose this boot because I thought it was the best choice of all the boots I tried on. It fits my foot perfectly and is Italian made, so I know it has high quality standards just like me. I wear custom superfeet in mine, and take the original sock liner out of the shoe before I put the superfeet in. I also have to lace them a special way to lock my heel in. The laces are harsh, and I recommend getting softer ones to spare your fingers. I like the stole stiffness, and feel comfortable carrying a heavy load several miles a day with these on my feet.
Ruger at Rock/Creek Outfitters on 07/07/2012

This is by far my favorite pair of hiking boots. I wear them in the winter when it is snowy with some traction devices slapped on the bottom. I also wear them for spring and fall hikes in the Utah mountains. True to size, extremely comfy. They also look pretty stylish too. Not to "man-ish" with jeans around town.

ami5034789 at on 01/28/2013
Great boot! Very comfortable and looks great! I have wide calves and these fit me fine! I too have trouble with the top slipping down, but they look and feel great! Very comfortable to walk in. I wore these at a wedding, and my feet were very comfortable all night long.
Denise K - customer at on 10/01/2008
Great boots--1st wear felt like I had worn them for years. Would highly recommend this boot to anyone looking for a great hiking boot with durable sole.
Jill M - customer at on 01/01/2012
Great shoes. Light and comfortable. Enough room for my wide feet. Didn't need to break them in.
Anonymous - customer at on 04/19/2011

No. Heel. Blisters.
One more word: Hallelujah!!!!

dal4024081 at on 04/25/2011

Negative Reviews:

I'm into my 2nd winter with the Kailash Lady. I discovered immediately that although the treads are great, the type of rubber used provides almost NO traction for watery, icy, snowy surfaces. Utter waste of money for my city street's trekking even. Also have to add, the midsole proves easily worn down, after very little use. Very disappointed in this brand, but should add the boot still looks like new. Possibly because I get tired of slipping and falling in them, and try only to use them on dry clean surfaces. Not worth the investment, I'm going back to my beloved Asolo's! True fit. Felt great week or two, then midsole fatiguing.
S b - customer at on 02/07/2011

Neutral Reviews:

Thought they were great at first

I have used these boots for about a week now. When you first put them on they feel VERY comfortable, like a perfect fit and are great walking in... at first. Hiking in? ~eh. I do short hikes in the mountains almost everyday. The footbed ends up feeling hard as a rock and my feet got sore even with mild use but I'm hoping some cushioned arch supports will fix the problem. The don't really seem to need breaking in, that wouldn't fix it. I love the look and they seem very durable. Other pros- laces stay tied and traction is better than my Keens. If the cushion works, which I believe it will, they will be comfortable and I will love them but as of now the lack of comfort doesn't measure up. Not sure if it's a pro or con but they make you taller -not high heel just thick soles. Helpful in puddles since I don't think they're waterproof. Just slightly on the heavy side but not so much to be bothersome. I would probably give 5 stars if they were cushioned a bit but my feet hurt.
lilu at Rock/Creek Outfitters on 11/11/2013

I upgraded from The North Face Hedgehog Mid boots to this, and have worn to hike a few peaks of 11,550ft.
They are good but not great as I find the toe area too roomy for my taste (I like my shoes a little snug).
Will recommend to those who like roomy toes!

Lillian at on 05/15/2013