We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Scarpa Mojito Shoe – Women’s and summarize the results below:
Number of Ratings Reviewed: 81
Pros & Cons
Reasons to buy:
- On the more minimal side, which allows you to feel the ground and respond while hiking or scrambling.
- Firm sole is great for travelling on uneven terrain.
- Stiff sole makes them a good option for a bike commuter shoe, adding yet another item to the list of potential uses.
- Lightweight but sturdy.
- Laces go down to the toe, which really helps customize the fit.
- Fits especially well on those with narrow heels.
- Comes in a good variety of stylish colors.
- Sticky rubber of sole gives the shoe good enough traction for some scrambling or a trickier section of an approach.
- Versatility might be the one thing that makes this shoe more than worth the price tag.
- Bomber construction, as per Scarpa’s reputation.
- Good performance on talus and slabs, and can even handle a warm-up climb or two.
- Suede upper stretches to the foot over time, and is soft enough to squish down in a backpack.
- Low profile toe does great on a short crack climb.
- Forefoot flex point protected by sole rubber, which helps with durability.
Reasons NOT to buy:
- Not designed with high-arched feet in mind.
- Definitely a shoe for dry days – doesn’t do a great job at keeping water out.
- Some users reported tongue slipping down.
- Might be a shoe to try on in person, as the toe box is roomier than other approach style shoes out there.
- Suede upper isn’t quite as durable as that of some other “true” approach-style shoes on the market.
- Not a very breathable shoe in general.
- Not designed with edging in mind, but might do well if sized to fit tight (although this goes against the lifestyle/casual-wear appeal of the shoe).
- There are more well-rounded approach shoes out there for a similar price.
- A bit minimal on the support; not meant for walking long distances or carrying much weight.
The Scarpa Mojito Shoe for women is sturdy and durable enough for approaches or short day hikes, yet stylish enough to wear around town with just about any outfit; in short, a perfect shoe for those who value versatility. Simply built, there is little that can wear out, and yet the shoe is surprisingly lightweight and easily packable. While more effective approach shoes do exist, (at much the same price) and there are certainly more supportive hiking shoes available, there is no denying the bomber construction and supreme versatility of the Mojito, and for that reason, it remains a crowd favorite.