Scarpa Fit Options and Lasting
All quality walking boots and outdoor shoes are built around a carefully crafted foot shaped model - known as a "last". It is the last which gives a boot its fit characteristics.
The quality of the lasting, and the time that each upper spends on the last, is crucial in giving Scarpa boots their renowned shape and fit. Scarpa develop a last to specifically suit the end use of each boot. As a result, when you step into a SCARPA boot, you can be sure it has been carefully designed to suit you and your activity.
Additionally, Scarpa were the first company to develop a purpose made last for women's boots. Today every ladies' specific model has a dedicated female last. These lasts are slimmer in the mid foot and heel areas.
(Note: This female last may also be appropriate for a slim, low volume male foot and conversely a high volume, broad female foot may be better suited to the standard last).
Explode the myths!
- Although Italian- Scarpa boots are not narrow- with dedicated lasts for the UK and global markets as detailed below!
- "I don't fit Scarpa" - customers' historic experience of an older model, will undoubtedly be eradicated with the modern array of fits in this range. We believe we have a last shape for every foot out there, unlike many of our competitors who offer you a take it or leave it fit option!
The lasts used in our Scarpa range are:
- BX - used in SL
Last based on a foot of average width, suitable for 90% of people. Tapered at the back in the heel area. Medium instep and ankle area, shaped for good anatomical fit. Suitable for the average foot with a normal plantar arch and contained ankle bone hollow.
- BXX - used in SL wide
A wider and higher volume version of the BX last, especially for people with extra wide or larger volume feet.
- BXD - used in Lady SL, Lady Infinity, Lady Peak
A slimmer shape and lower volume version of the BX last, specifically designed to fit the female foot.
- BA - used in ZG65/10
This last is designed to avoid the generally "sloppy" fit of many trekking boots that may provide instant comfort in store, but fail to perform when needed. We have worked to provide a precision fit that will inspire confidence when used. The forefoot and toe volume are generous, without feeling over roomy, the arch and heel area are superbly sculpted to provide the desired hold and support during use.
- LBA - used in Lady ZG65/10
Based on the new BA last, this version has been designed for the women's versions of the Zero Gravity line. It features the characteristics of the BA last, yet is tailored to the lower volume foot.
- RB - used in Ranger, Ranger GTX
A specialist last designed to provide a flowing walking action for walkers and ramblers. Designed specifically for the British foot. High volume.
- RBD - used in Lady Ranger, Lady Ranger GTX
A lower volume fit version of the BR last. Designed specifically for walking and rambling. Will suit a lower volume or female foot.
- DL - used in Manta
Tested and proven in many of Scarpa's best selling alpine models, this last provides a higher volume and broader fit, with exceptional all day mountain comfort, regardless of the activity.