Yo. Forget everything I said before about my shoes before (just kidding, the mythos are rad) But, I’ve found my new favorites. These Scarpa’s are the jaaaaaam. Seriously, they fit my feet like a glove and the velcro is my new favorite. They also warm up quick, and are totally breathe-able. I’m not sure what the material inside is, but it feels suuuuper soft and smooth every time.
When I bought them I opted for the larger size (my left foot is half a size bigger than my right) to keep my left foot from going numb, and oddly enough the shoe feels great on both feet. Another thing I noticed, and loved, was that the back of the shoe comes up around my hell but doesn’t pinch like some of the other shoes.
Edit: I’m not on my second pair of these and the only issue I’ve found is that the loops in the heel (which help you pull your shoe on) are pretty irritating after a while. The stitching was giving me blisters, but it was a quick fix. I stuck some tape over it and Viola! No more issues. And it made my shoes easier to identify when I forget them at the gym. “yea, teal scarpa’s with tape in the heel!” Ha.
All that to say, if you’re looking for a great all around shoe check out the Scarpa Origin shoe.
I mostly wear a 7.5 in shoes and I bought 38 1/2 for my Scarpa’s. They’re a bit tight when you first get them, but they broke in super nice.