Choosing walking footwear is a different experience for different people. Many BCH Camping
customers are regular walkers and might therefore own a pair of boots for every terrain, whereas for others it could be an annual or “once in a blue moon” purchase.
Whatever your needs or frequency of changing your walking boots, quality, durability and comfort should be high priorities. For a great walking experience, the SCARPA Terra GTX boot is a firm favourite at BCH Camping
SCARPA have designed, manufactured and hand-built outdoor footwear since 1938. Scarpa is, in fact, Italian for shoe. The company is seen as a world leader in footwear manufacture and design, and remains family-owned, with its headquarters still located in northern Italy. The SCARPA brand is synonymous with footwear innovation, revolutionary technologies and hand-crafted expertise.
Ideal for fell walking in the UK, the SCARPA Terra is available in men’s
sizes. The soft leather packs a punch for durability and comfort, and the GORE-TEX waterproof membrane makes sure your feet remain dry.
SCARPA updated the popular boot in 2018 with the following improved features:
- Softer 2mm leather for comfort
- Revised stitching to make the boot more dependable
- Vibram Energy II sole with increased rubber content for durability and traction
- PU cushioning layer for stability and support
- Improved fit with slightly more space around the toes
- Updated cuff design for added comfort
- Improved metal hardware
Other features include:
- Padded tongue and collar for extra comfort
- Snug fit lace-up closure
- Moulded foam insole for comfort underfoot
A pair of men’s SCARPA Terra GORE-TEX
weighs 1230g in a size 42.
A pair of women’s SCARPA Terra Lady GORE-TEX
weighs an average 1 kg.
For both men and women, the colour of the SCARPA Terra GORE-TEX walking boot is brown.
What is GORE-TEX?
GORE-TEX is a lightweight, waterproof and breathable fabric membrane invented in 1969. It is composed of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), previously known as expanded PTFE (ePTFE) – or if you’re struggling to put your teeth in – Teflon!
The GORE-TEX footwear technology makes boots reliably waterproof to keep feet dry and therefore comfortable. The GORE-TEX optimised breathability allows moisture to escape, thereby avoiding the perils of sweaty feet.
GORE-TEX is designed for a wide range of activities. The advantage for walkers is that they can set out on hikes of any distance, under the prospect of changeable weather, knowing that they won’t get wet, sweaty or sore feet. Any technology that can respond to the unpredictable British weather has got to be a winner!
What is a Vibram Energy II sole?
Vibram Energy comes from Vibram, an Italian company that manufactures and licenses Vibram branded rubber outsoles for footwear.
Vibram soles were first used on mountaineering boots, replacing the commonly used leather soles fitted with hobnails or steel studs.
The Vibram Energy ii sole is a rubber outsole with a PU midsole. The sole is made using injection moulding technology that enables the Energy sole to utilise a low rolling resistance tread attached to the comfortable midsole. This provides good traction, cushioning and support on a wide range of terrains.
The SCARPA Terra walking boot’s appeal lies in its versatility
A major benefit of the SCARPA Terra GORE-TEX walking boot is that it performs well under a range of situations and terrains. It’s light enough to be an ideal choice for a casual stroll, sturdy enough to manage wet, muddy conditions and also durable enough for a steep hill climb.
The term all-rounder comes to mind.
The softness of the SCARPA Terra leather means that the boots are ready to wear straight from the box. Most leather boots require a period of “breaking in”, so if you need to make an urgent walking boot purchase, the SCARPA Terra is the solution.
Caring for your boots
To look after the performance of your walking boots, you need to care
for them from the very beginning and onwards throughout their lifespan. You should approach the care of your boots like being in a relationship, and as with all relationships, you will be rewarded if you apply regular and attentive care!
SCARPA’s HS12 cream
is a silicone based cream that adds a protective water repellent finish to your boots if they become damaged by wear and tear, soaking into scuffs to restore the leather. It can be used on full grain, nubuck and oiled leathers, although it may darken some leather finishes. If this happens, the finish can usually be restored using a suede brush.
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