Scarpa Mojito GTX Review 2023

There’s a reason the Mojito is a Scarpa bestseller…


  • Versatile
  • Waterproof GTX lining
  • Super comfortable


  • Full lacing is a bit overkill
  • GTX liner means they can feel hot

You only have to look at what people are wearing to see how popular the Scarpa Mojito is. They are the most seen outdoor shoe on peoples feet and I’ve seen them a lot. 

We reviewed and featured the Mojito Trail back in 2019 and found them an excellent approach shoe if a little limited for casual use. The popular Mojito GTX solves that, they are rugged enough for an approach to the crag as well as being casual enough for every day wear. 

The Mojito range is quite wide and features shoes suitable for a who,e range of mountain adventures and active lifestyles. The range features sustainable choice with the Mojito Planet, the Mojito City which is a little sleeker looking as well as the Mojito GTX. I’ve been using them as a replacement for my Aspen GTX mid tops which have been a fantastic casual shoe.

They definitely have a outdoor, rugged look to them with a toe and reinforced heel patch they are built to take the knocks of an active outdoor life. They are designed as a technical version of the classic Mojito. I’ve been using them this winter for work, cycling both to work and the climbing gym as well as plenty of urban wear on wet days. I’ll be wearing them for local bouldering days when the ground dries up (I still have wellies in the boot of the car just now) but like my two twenty something boys wit their white trainers I’m obsessed with keeping the black suede pristine!

Perfect for indoor climbing – they look great for all activities as well as social occasions.

The main upper is Premium 1.7mm suede that has been treated to offer water resistance. On top of that there is a Gore-Tex membrane to makes them waterproof. Perfect for those wet city days or muddy hikes. If the suede gets too muddy then it’s best to let it dry off and then gently brush it with a stiff nylon brush or dedicated suede brush. Occasionally it’s also a good idea to retreat them with a specialised suede treatment. On the whole though the shoes has been easy to maintain and looking good with just the occasional cleaning. That said I’ve been using them mainly as a shoe for work and going to the climbing gym. I will, however, use them for going climbing in when the ground begins to dry up.

The EVA midsole offers good shock absorption and is perfect for all sorts of hiking adventures from urban hikes to Lake District summits. The full lacing is good for precision fit if you feel you need it and I can easily see it being useful for some impromptu scrambles if I see something interesting on a hike. It feel a little over kill for casual use. I can’t slate though as it definitely part of the overall Mojito style so maybe I’m just nitpicking. 

The Vibram Spyder Trek sole is excellent. Great friction and well designed lug pattern that will perform as well on steep grass as it will on rough scree. Areas of the sole wrap up around the heel and ball to act as a rudimentary rand and the climbing shoe inspired toe area can cope with technical rock terrain for steep approaches to climbs if that is what you’re intending to use them for.

They worked really well for crag approaches – although the muddy approach to the crag played havoc with the black suede!

Finishing touches include some spare laces, an embroidered and discreet Scarpa logo and comfortable mesh padding on the ankles and tongue.

So, the Scarpa Mojito GTX is a great addition to the Mojito family and is deservedly popular. The premium suede uppers offer rugged durability for outdoor work but if you keep them clean they will look just the ticket for that cycle commute to those occasional office days. They are super comfortable and will take you from urban to mountain adventures without having to change footwear so are super versatile. The Vibram sole offers excellent friction and will see you secure over the most challenging of terrain. Finally the sole unit can be resoled and it’s best to contact Scarpa direct for options on that.

The Scarpa Mojito GTX come in three colour options, Black, Petrol (Blue) and Shark (Grey) and sizes EUR 36-48.

There is also a great female specific version the Mojito GTX WMN that comes in one colour option Lagoon (Light Blue) and sizes EUR 37-42.

The SRP is £160 and they can be bought direct from Scarpa UK and specialist retailers.

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