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Monday, 17 January 2011

Scarpa Infinity Lady GTX Boot

It may be called the Infinity Lady GTX, but there’s nothing ladylike about the performance of this great Scarpa walking boot, which is designed for a life more rugged, and is perfect for walks and hikes hugging the snow line. And if being crampon compatible, it will take you much higher.

Whilst most ladies’ Scarpa boots are constructed from a female specific last to fit the typically narrower female foot, these boots cater to the wide footed woman, offering excellent stability and an exceptional fit.  The boots were the response for calls for a better fitting boot suitable for wider female feet. The boots have rear tapering with a lower volume heel and arch area, which comes from the Scarpa BXD lasted construction. Whilst the heel is narrower, the boots actually improve stability by cradling the heel to a greater degree, whilst giving excellent arch support to keep the feet comfortable to stave off fatigue.

The boots use Scarpa’s Comfort-Flex midsole for greater heel stability and support, maintaining rigidity in the heel, whilst providing a natural and comfortable flex in the forefoot. For the outsole Scarpa have chosen a Skywalk sole over Vibram, favouring the PU and EVA inserts to give extra shock absorption to give the extra level of cushioning necessary to take on hard packed ground and rocky mountain pathways in greater comfort.
The boots are certainly stylish thanks to the use of Cordura suede over more traditional leather, and offer a softer feel than more traditional leather walking boots. The toe and heel rands give greater protection against scuffing, with a rigid lateral rand for greater protection over more punishing terrain.

The highly breathable boots help to keep the feet dry and eliminate internal moisture, whilst rain and casual water stays outside thanks to a full GTX Gore-Tex treatment. Overall it’s an impressive boot for winter walking, trekking and Alpine hiking, something reflected by Purekit customers who have favoured this model overt the ZG65 XCR and Ranger Lady this winter.

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