SCARPA Spin Ultra earns Outside Magazine 2019 Gear of the Year Award for trail-running shoes

April 30, 2019

Outside test team praises versatility of SCARPA’s newest trail shoe, calling it “the only trail runner you need.”

BOULDER, Colo. (April 30, 2019) –  Earning its second major trail-running award this year, SCARPA, a leader in building performance footwear for all aspects of mountain sports, today was named winner of Outside Magazine’s 2019 Gear of the Year Award for its new Spin Ultra, a highly cushioned yet ultralight trail-running shoe.

“What stood out about the SCARPA Spin Ultra versus all other trail shoes tested was its tough, tank-like protective outer combined with a quick-footed nimbleness and playful attitude to get you through any terrain,” one of Outside’s shoe reviewers said. “It’s fast when you want it and protective when you need it.”

Outside’s test team called out features like the durable and lightweight Vibram Litebase outsole, which shaves weight through a sole base that is 40 percent thinner than normal, Vibram Megagrip rubber lugs, a highly cushioned 24.5mm stack height with a 6mm drop, and a stretchy SockFit tongue that hugs the foot while keeping it comfortable.

“All that greatness in a competitively lightweight package (9.3 oz men’s, 7.8 oz women’s) makes the Spin Ultra the only trail runner you need,” Outside’s editors wrote.

The award from Outside follows on the heels of receiving a 2019 Editors’ Choice Award from Trail Runner Magazine for the same shoe, the Spin Ultra.

The most cushioned in the Spin family, the Ultra represents a new standard in shoes designed for tackling tough terrain.

The Spin Ultra and the entire Trail Running collection are available now at North American brand retailers and at www.scarpa.com.

About SCARPA and SCARPA North America:

Founded in 1938, SCARPA builds performance footwear for climbing, hiking, skiing, mountaineering, trail running and other outdoor pursuits from its headquarters in Asolo, Italy. SCARPA has been owned and operated by the Parisotto family since 1956. In 2005, SCARPA opened its North American headquarters in Boulder, Colo., staffed and directed by veterans of the North American outdoor industry, to oversee sales, marketing and distribution in the U.S., Canada and South America. For more information about SCARPA footwear, visit www.scarpa.com.