Scarpa’s Mojito are classic mountain dwelling shoes, worn by countless hip folk from the slopes of Chamonix to the terraces of Trento. What makes them so good as your leisure shoes for the mountains is, of course the appeal of the Scarpa brand, but also a modicum of off-road grip and general capability. Lacing to the toe gives a precise fit and aids stability and comfort and the Presa outsole offers sticky and well-spaced lugs. The difference in the Bio version is the biodegradable nature of all materials used in construction, which in this day of over consumption is a laudable feat. The mesh knit upper is delightfully airy on a hot summer’s day but of course does let water in. It doesn’t give much in terms of stability to the usual Mojito upper either.
The silhouette is one of a classic approach or climbing shoe being long and narrow, obviously if you have massive slabs of celtic feet then the distinctly Italian last will not suit you, but for those blessed with dainty trotters the Mojito provides a comfortable place for your feet to be.
As a general travel shoe the Mojito Bio does a fantastic job, balancing looks, comfort and walking capability well. We also love knowing that once these shoes have reached the end of their usable life they will, of course end up in landfill but begin the process of biodegrading.