Posted by Trail Magazine on Aug 18, 2022


Based on the same platform as Scarpa's Rush Trek boot, the low-cut Rush Trail is no flimsy trainer-style hiker. It has the same durable suede uppers
and structured sole unit as the boot, and there's also some clever on-board tech aimed at alleviating foot fatigue. Foremost among these is
a dual density midsole, which is firmer at the forefoot for added stability, and spongier in the heel for maximum shock absorption. You also get a supple cuff with memory foam ankle padding, providing cushioned support for the Achilles and talus. The fit is slightly unusual, with a slim/narrow heel but conversely lots of width and volume in the forefoot. Traction comes from Scarpa's PRESA outsole, which employs an in-house rubber compound and unique lug pattern. It also has the 'Interactive Kinetic System' - five concave impact zones (four in the forefoot, one mid heel) that compress as they touch the ground. This offers improved grip as well as impact absorption, since it puts more rubber in contact with the terrain. On test, overall grip was impressive in both the wet and the dry. So, if the fit works for you, these would be very dependable all-rounders.


The unusual fit won't suit everyone. And though they're lighter than most 3-season boots, these are still fairly heavy for trail shoes.


Sturdy and well-built trail shoes that strike a great balance between cushioning and stability, though they're fractionally heavy and seem to have an unusual fit.