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Why SCARPA Rock Climbing Shoes?
SCARPA rock climbing shoes are meticulously designed and built with a specific end-user and climbing style in mind. Whether you're a sport climber, boulderer, trad, alpinist, or big-wall climber, there is a shoe to match your style. SCARPA's state-of-the-art technology is developed from extensive experience on climbing routes throughout the world.
Choosing the right type of Rock Climbing shoe
This is a difficult but important choice. Wearing the highest quality and the most appropriate climbing shoes is essential if you want to perform at your best. Be sure to look at the key features of each model, so that to help you choose the model that will best meet your requirements of fitting and climbing.
VIBRAM® XS EDGE
Developed to provide maximum edging support, the VIBRAM® XS Edge compound delivers excellent pure grip while adding improved firmness for the most challenging edging moves. Thanks to an improved resistance to plastic distortion, it keeps its shape even after hours of use, maintains consistent feel in both hot and cold temperatures, and is formulated for improved durability.
VIBRAM® XS GRIP2
VIBRAM® XS Grip2 represents the natural evolution of VIBRAM® XS Grip, the compound used by many bouldering and difficulty world championship winners in the last 3 years. VIBRAM® XS Grip2 delivers measurably improved grip with adequate firmness for moderate edging, while maintaining consistent performance in all temperatures.
Finding the right size shoe
- From your measured size, you'll want to consider downsizing .5 - 2 full sizes. The flatter the shoe, the closer to your measured size; the more downturned/aggressive the shoe, the more you'll want to downsize.
- The best fit is comparative between sizes and only you will be able to judge that, though an experience climber could offer good insights to your fit.
- If it feels painful, it may break in... or it may not.
- Pain sucks as a rule of thumb though and makes climbing miserable.
- Only you can judge what's 'acceptable' discomfort.
- Good fitting rock shoes shouldn't necessarily be 'comfortable' by walking/running shoe standards.
- Look for looseness/bagginess in the toes and heel. Bagginess can mean 'slop' when climbing with feet perspiring, etc.
- Toes should completely fill the toebox.
- Heel should feel solid; like they won't pull off if heel hooking.
- Any foot movement in new shoes will mean sloppy fit when broken in