Italian mountain mafia Scarpa should be well recognized by now. Hiking, Climbing, Trekking… Essentially everything that includes mountains and rocks is Scarpa’s home turf. The business history is pretty remarkable and you will find a great novel on their website. An irish found shoemaker based in Italy looks like a noteworthy mixture to me.
I understand I’m a bit obsessed with the history of shoe companies but lets get straight at it, at least this time. Let’s have a closer look at the Parisotto family’s latest trail running installment. Lets witness the most minimal shoe in their running portfolio, the Minima.
If you ever had the chance to experience a Scarpa shoe you know where the relatively high price range comes from. The whole make of the shoes is special and ambiances value. The robustness of the shoes is recognized and treasured. I know people who have Scarpa hiking boots that are older then their (school) children. As I empty the shoebox I’m not surprised to find the same consciousness of craftsmanship with the Minima. The upper consists of a microfiber arrangement, thermo-welded on a 3D mesh base, which is well created, and quality is evident.
The sun is setting but I appreciate jogging along with the Minima and extend my loop. I try to find the drawback with these shoes. I continue my test jogs and continue to be happy with the minimal feeling of that shoe and the hard sole. The only problem - the sludge and dirt doesn’t wash itself off automatically to enjoy the look.
Tune of the day: I recently got my hands on the new Miles Davis – Live at the Fillmore Bootleg Series (Vol. 3). This collection is the newest piece in Columbia’s bootleg series collecting unreleased Miles Davis live material. Simply unreal stuff that’s being performed by Miles and his band. Together with the all new Diamond D & Pharoahe Monch track Rap Life as well as Girl Talk's & Freeway's Tolerated piece it is a load of great music floating around.