The CRUX is manufactured in China. I tried the Crux because it bears the name SCARPA but didn't get the expected fit, style or quality I have previously lauded with SCARPA shoes manufactured in Romania & Italy. I've emailed Scarpa directly w/o reply. I informed them I will no longer purchase any of their shoes if they continue manufacturing in China. It's very disappointing as I figured I would love these shoes as I do the current 3 other pairs of SCARPA's I wear daily. If you give the Crux a shot I would say order it at least one size larger than normal because I purchased 2 different pairs of Scarpa's.The Zen Pro, & the Crux in size 45 and I knew immediately something was off. I sent the Crux back. I will say tjey did look very cool but I doubt the durability is there like my previous Scarpa's, the materials didn't feel the same and obviously either did the fitment
Zappos Reviewer on June 30, 2020
I purchased this low version of the Zen Pro due to the Zen Pro Mid GTX being unavailable. They fit perfectly like the seats of an Italian sports car fits your backside. I dropped a star for style as the colors aren't my first choice but I buy SCARPA's for the fitment & durability. Excellent materials and function. I wish I had bought 10 pairs of the mid GTX version, which I absolutely adore - please SCARPA - keep making the mid gtx's
Zappos Reviewer on June 30, 2020
they fit narrow
Robert from San Francisco on June 21, 2020
These are a really good looking shoe, and they're not too heavy. But they're lacking in arch support and feel too big in the toe. The way the tongue and lace seam comes across my toes hits right across the nail bed. I have an Egyptian-shaped foot (vs Roman, etc), so someone with another foot shape may have better luck. It's annoying around the house, so I know it would end up being painful on the trail.
Zappos Reviewer from Huntsville on June 16, 2020
perfect right out of the box. Scarpo wins again
Spencer from Santa Barbara on June 16, 2020
Really great heel stabilizer, but I’m not keeping them because they were pretty heavy and bulky. Nice blue color.
M from Kansas City on June 13, 2020
As always, Zappos was a class act. Shoes were exactly what I was looking for, but my orthotics wouldn't fit--couldn't get my normal sized foot into the shoe
Ken from Colorado on May 21, 2020
The tongue on these is LONG and the end of that tongue is sharp and stiff -- literally as soon as I put one on I knew "no way." My husband said "let me see those on you" so I did, wore them in total for <2 minutes and when I took off I had sharp red lines on the front of the bottom of my leg. Too bad, because these are cute and were great elsewhere, including in my (evidently narrow) heel -- no slippage. Maybe if you were a really thick long sock these would work? I don't. Ever.
Bwinco from Colorado on May 16, 2020
Fit is a wee bit snug, size was correct.
Lance from Vail on May 12, 2020
I bought this based on the many fine reviews. The fit is a bit narrow for my foot and the footbed is hard; not well cushioned. The comfort level, for me, was not what others had indicated.
Zappos Reviewer from Portland Oregon on May 09, 2020
These are not my first pair of Scarpas. They are truly great hiking boots. Definitely get a half to one size larger than your normal shoe size, they do run a bit narrow. I have relatively wide feet, but narrow heels, so I got a size 9.5 and they fit perfectly. Oftentimes when I get something that fits in the width the heels are too wide and they never feel stable. If you can get the sizing right, you will LOVE these hiking boots. Luckily Zappos makes that easy with their free return policy!
Celeste from OCALA on May 03, 2020
The fit and size are spot on. My feet felt cradled and supported. I’ve already worn them on some technical hikes and they performed well, gripping on rocky ledges. Couldn’t be happier.
Scala from Massachusetts on April 28, 2020
These shoes were comfortable right out of the box. Heavy duty for my hikes.
Zappos Reviewer on April 27, 2020
These shoes were very sturdy hiking shoes, would be great for mountain treks. I felt they were a bit too heavy for general summer walking/ biking/ activities, I bought a pair of mojitos instead.
Renee from Chicago on April 25, 2020
Great fitting shoe for me! I am female, have a narrow foot and wear custom orthotics. Lacing allows me to adjust perfectly, and heel is narrow so no slipping. Other reviews advised sizing up 1/2 size and that the only difference between men's and women's shoe is the color choices, so I went with men's for the darker blue and love it. Ordered another color right away! Also, insole is removable, even though one QA says it isn't.
S.Henderson from Ok on April 23, 2020
The shape of the toe box is turned inward, this made my forefoot pronate and put too much pressure on the outside of the ball of my big toe at push off. The pressure should be under the ball if the first and second toe for ideal biomechanics at push off. Also my feet got very hot in the shoe (walking in 45-50 degree weather for 45 min). Since I wore them I am unable to return them. I put in an over the counter orthotic which helped a bit with the overpronation. Although they were not ideal for my feet I can see how they could be comfortable for a different foot type.
Zappos Reviewer on April 20, 2020
Nice looking shoe but the sole felt very uncomfortable under my toe / ball of my foot. Never felt this is any other shoe, felt like there was zero padding / cushion
Zappos Reviewer on April 15, 2020
These are great shoes! I was so pleased that I was able to track them down. I'm eager to see how they perform over the coming years!
Chris from Edmonds on April 13, 2020
The fit, size, quality, and styling of this shoe are all very good. I am a lady and have been walking on city streets 5-8 miles per day. Unfortunately, they make my feet and toes hurt quite a lot. I have given them multiple day trials with the original insole, and two others with the same results. Maybe for shorter walks for me would be okay, but for long walks, it gets very painful for me. I have average width feet, I am a woman, I have average arches, and no other foot problems. I don't know what the source of the pain is, my guess is that perhaps the footbeds are too hard for me, especially for long walks. :(
Devon from Brooklyn on April 09, 2020
fit like a glove, I read the reviews and bought the 12 which fit great also that they run narrow is a plus for me.
Jaycees from tilghman, md. on March 15, 2020
I’m very happy with this purchase, they look good & they feel good!
Zappos Reviewer on March 12, 2020
Excellent out-of-the-box comfort. Shoe seems more breathable than I expected which is a pleasant surprise. I really appreciate the understated tattoos (i.e. minor SCARPA lettering on outside of toe area); I'm weary of oversized swooshes and stripes that make me feel like I'm wearing clown shoes. I wear the Mojito all day, every day, including 30 minute brisk walk. And they look cool....if a 75 year-old man can look cool (not). Get 'ya a pair! And Zappos, though I don't order often, still provides consistent, prompt delivery and user-friendly website.
Merideth from Kalamazoo MI and Bluffton SC on March 09, 2020
My first time buying these. I need them to walk around Israel in a week. They feel great and look great. Feel more sturdy than a trail running shoe. Very cool looking too. Very happy at this point.
Zappos Reviewer on March 04, 2020
This is a great shoe. New tech with a bit old school, but that's what I like about it. Perhaps others have stated something similar, but so much of what is available in this class of shoe from other manufacturers look like tricked out basketball shoes. Not these -- they look classic and rugged, but good enough to wear with khakis in town or at work. Great fit, awesome grip. Love them.
Jerry from Cleveland on February 26, 2020
Fantastic shoe! I've been wearing these shoes for about a year, close to every day. They still look good, have plenty of rubber left on the sole, and are just as comfortable as the day I got them. They look good enough for slightly dresses up casual, but are at home on the trail. I live in rural eastern Oregon, and spend a lot of time outdoors in the mountains, and this has been my go to pair of shoes for both my everyday wear and kicking up the dust on the trail. I may well buy them again, if I ever wear them out!
Shelby from East Oregon on February 24, 2020