Scarpa Rapid LT Trail Shoe

May 20, 2013
Outside Magazine
Scarpa Rapid LT TrekSta Alta GTX Aku SL Sintesi GTX best trail shoes of 2013

Scarpa Rapid LT, TrekSta Alta GTX, and Aku SL Sintesi GTX    Photo: Inga Hendrickson

BEST FOR: Sneaker lovers; rocky, technical trails.

THE TEST: Evolved from Scarpa’s trail-running shoes, the Rapid LT is a light hiker with the soul of a sneaker and the performance chops of an approach shoe. We found this lightweight, low-cut jack-of-all-trades perfect for short hikes to the crags—a fold-down heel helps it pack small once it’s time to throw it in your bag. But you needn’t be an alpine climber to dig the Rapid LT; it was nimble (to-the-toe lacing makes for an ultrasecure fit) and protective enough to handle hiking and trail running on Hawaii’s broken-glass lava beds.

THE VERDICT: One of the most versatile shoes here. Fits narrow feet best. 10.9 oz.

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