June 24, 2021

33 Scarpa Climbing Shoes Compared in 3 Tables

by Brad

We have researched and gathered information for 33 pairs of the best Scarpa climbing shoes in 3 comprehensive comparison tables. We look into technical characteristics such as shoe sizes, weight, climbing category, sole, rubber, closure, material, symmetry, upper, last.

1) Scarpa Climbing Shoes Available Sizes, Climbing Category, Shoe Weight

#

Product

Best Use

Category

Sizes

Weight*

Gender

1

All-Around, Competition, Sport, Trad

Specialized

35 - 45 (half sizes)

235g; 8.3oz

Unisex

2

Bouldering, Competition, Sport

Specialized

35 - 45 (half sizes)

215g; 7.6oz

Unisex

3

Bouldering, Competition, Gym, Sport

Specialized

34 - 45 (half sizes)

225g; 7.9oz

Unisex

4

All-Around, Sport

Specialized

35 - 45 (half sizes)

245g; 8.6oz

Unisex

5

Bouldering, Competition, Gym, Sport

Specialized

35 - 45 (half sizes)

200g; 7.1oz

Unisex

6

Bouldering, Competition, Gym, Sport

Specialized

35 - 45 (half sizes)

200g; 7.1oz

Unisex

7

Bouldering, Competition, Sport

Specialized

35 - 45 (half sizes)

220g; 7.8oz

Unisex

8

Bouldering, Competition, Sport

Specialized

35 - 45 (half sizes)

150g; 5.3oz

Unisex

9

Bouldering, Gym, Sport, Trad

Specialized

34 - 45 (half sizes)

221g; 7.8oz

Unisex

10

All-Around, Bouldering, Competition, Gym, Sport

Performance

35 - 44 (half sizes)

191g; 6.8oz

Women's

11

Bouldering, Gym, Sport

Performance

34 - 45 (half sizes); 46-50 (whole sizes)

230g; 8.1oz

Men's

12

Bouldering, Gym, Sport

Performance

34 - 44 (half sizes)

200g; 7.1oz

Women's

13

Bouldering, Competition, Gym, Sport

Performance

35 - 47 (half sizes)

230g; 8.1oz

Unisex

14

Bouldering, Gym, Sport

Performance

35 - 45 (half sizes)

240g; 8.5oz

Unisex

15

All-Around, Bouldering, Sport, Trad

Performance

38 - 46 (half sizes)

230g; 8.1oz

Men's

16

All-Around, Bouldering, Sport, Trad

Performance

35 - 42 (half sizes)

200g; 7.1oz

Women's

17

All-Around, Gym, Sport, Trad

Performance

38 - 46 (half sizes); 47 - 50 (whole sizes)

240g; 8.5oz

Men's

18

All-Around, Gym, Sport, Trad

Performance

34 - 41 (half sizes)

200g; 7.1oz

Women's

19

All-Around, Bouldering, Gym, Trad

All-Day

36 - 46 (half sizes); 47 - 50 (whole sizes)

190g; 6.7oz

Men's

20

All-Around, Bouldering, Gym, Trad

All-Day

34 - 41 (half sizes)

185g; 6.5oz

Women's

21

Bouldering, Gym

All-Day

38 - 46 (half sizes); 47 - 50 (whole sizes)

195g; 6.9oz

Men's

22

Bouldering, Gym

All-Day

35 - 42 (half sizes)

165g; 5.8oz

Women's

23

All-Around, Gym, Sport, Trad

All-Day

39 - 47 (half sizes); 48 - 50 (whole sizes)

290g; 10.2oz

Men's

24

All-Around, Gym, Sport, Trad

All-Day

34.5 - 41 (half sizes)

250g; 8.8oz

Women's

25

All-Around, Bouldering, Gym, Trad

All-Day

36 - 47 (half sizes); 48-50 (whole sizes)

250g; 8.8oz

Men's

26

All-Around, Bouldering, Gym, Trad

All-Day

34.5 - 41 (half sizes)

240g; 8.5oz

Women's

27

All-Around, Bouldering, Gym, Sport, Trad

All-Day

39 - 47 (half sizes); 48-50 (whole sizes)

215g; 7.6oz

Men's

28

All-Around, Gym, Trad

All-Day

34.5 - 42 (half sizes)

200g; 7.1oz

Women's

29

Bouldering, Gym, Sport

All-Day

39 - 47 (half sizes); 48 - 50 (whole sizes)

215g; 7.6oz

Men's

30

Bouldering, Gym, Sport

All-Day

35 - 42 (half sizes)

200g; 7.1oz

Women's

31

All-Around, Bouldering, Gym, Sport

All-Day

39 - 48 (half sizes)

210g; 7.4oz

Men's

32

All-Around, Bouldering, Gym, Sport

All-Day

34 - 42 (half sizes)

190g; 6.8oz

Women's

33

All-Around, Bouldering, Gym

All-Day

27 - 34 (whole sizes)

110g; 3.9oz

Youth

*How are climbing shoes weight measured:

  • men's and unisex climbing shoes = 1/2 pair size 40/41;
  • women's climbing shies = 1/2 pair size 38;
  • youth's climbing shoes = 1/2 pair size 28.

2) Scarpa Climbing Shoes Sole Rubber, Midsole, Outsole, Primary Material

#

Product

Sole Rubber

Midsole

Outsole

Primary Material

1

Vibram® XS Edge

Flexan 1.0mm

Vibram® XS Edge (3.5mm)

Leather & Synthetic

2

Vibram® XS Grip2

TPS 1.0mm

n/a

Leather & Synthetic 

3

Vibram® XS Grip2

Flexan Dynamic 1.4mm & TPS Insert

Vibram® XS Edge (3.5mm)

Synthetic

4

Vibram® XS Grip2

Flexan 1.0mm

Vibram® XS Edge (3.5mm)

Synthetic

5

Vibram® XS Grip2

Flexan 1.0mm

n/a

Synthetic

6

Vibram® XS Grip2

Flexan 1.0mm

Vibram® XS Grip 2 (3.5mm)

Synthetic

7

Vibram® XS Grip2

Flexan 1.0mm

n/a

Synthetic

8

Vibram® XS Grip2

Flexan 1.0mm

n/a

Synthetic

9

Vibram® XS Edge

Flexan 1.0mm

Vibram® XS Edge (4mm)

Synthetic

10

n/a

Flexan 1.0mm

Vibram® XS Grip 2 (3.5mm)

Synthetic

11

Vibram® XS Edge, Vibram® XS Grip2

Flexan 1.0mm

Forefoot: Vibram® XS Edge (3.5mm); Heel: Vibram® XS Grip2 (2mm)

Synthetic

12

Vibram® XS Grip2

Flexan 1.0mm

Vibram® XS Grip 2 (3.5mm)

Synthetic

13

Vibram® XS Grip2

Flexan 1.0mm

n/a

Synthetic

14

Vibram® XS Grip2

Flexan 1.0mm

n/a

Synthetic

15

Vibram® XS Edge

Flexan Dynamic 1.4mm

Vibram® XS Edge (3.5mm)

Synthetic

16

Vibram® XS Edge

Flexan Dynamic 1.4mm

Vibram® XS Edge (3.5mm)

Synthetic

17

Vibram® XS Edge

Flexan Dynamic 1.4mm

Vibram® XS Edge (3.5mm)

Synthetic

18

Vibram® XS Grip2

Flexan Dynamic 1.4mm

n/a

Synthetic

19

Vibram® XS Grip2

Flexan Dynamic 1.4mm

n/a

Synthetic

20

Vibram® XS Grip2

Flexan Dynamic 1.4mm

n/a

Synthetic

21

SCARPA S-72

Flexan 1.0mm

S-72 4mm

Synthetic

22

SCARPA S-72

Flexan 1.0mm

S-72 4mm

Synthetic

23

Vibram® XS Edge

Flexan Dynamic 1.4mm

Vibram® XS Edge (4mm)

Leather

24

Vibram® XS Edge

Flexan Dynamic 1.4mm

Vibram® XS Edge (4mm)

Leather

25

Vibram® XS Edge

Flexan 1.0mm

Vibram® XS Edge (4mm)

Leather

26

Vibram® XS Edge

Flexan 1.0mm

Vibram® XS Edge (4mm)

Leather

27

Vibram® XS Edge

Nylon 1.4mm Full Length

Vibram® XS Edge (3.5mm)

Leather

28

Vibram® XS Edge

Nylon 1.4mm Full Length

Vibram® XS Edge (3.5mm)

Leather

29

SCARPA Vision

Nylon 1.4mm 3/4 length

Vision® (5mm)

Leather

30

SCARPA Vision

Nylon 1.4mm 3/4 length

Vision® (5mm)

Leather

31

Vision

Nylon 1.4mm 3/4 length

Vision® (5mm)

Synthetic

32

Vision

Nylon 1.4mm 3/4 length

Vision® (5mm)

Synthetic

33

n/a

none

Vision® (4mm)

Synthetic

3) Scarpa Climbing Shoes Profile, Symmetry, Upper, Last, Closure

#

Product

Profile

Symmetry

Upper

Last

Closure

1

Aggressively Downturned

Highly Asymmetric

Ceramic Microsuede & Alcantara

FZC - Highly Downturned; Highly Asymmetric

Strap

2

Aggressively Downturned

Highly Asymmetric

1.8mm Suede & Microsuede

FH - Highly Downturned, Highly Asymmetric

Lace

3

Aggressively Downturned

Highly Asymmetric

Microsuede & Leather

FZ - Agressive, Downturned and Highly Asymmetric

Lace

4

Aggressively Downturned

Highly Asymmetric

Ceramic Microsuede & Alcantara

FZC - Highly Downturned, Highly Asymmetric

Strap

5

Aggressively Downturned

Highly Asymmetric

Microsuede & Leather

FZ - Aggressive, Downturned and Highly Asymmetric

Strap

6

Highly Downturned

Highly Asymmetric

Microsuede & Leather

FZS - Highly Downturned, Highly Asymmetric

Strap

7

Aggressively Downturned

Highly Asymmetric

Microsuede & Leather

FZ - Agressive, Downturned and Highly Asymmetric

Strap

8

Aggressively Downturned

Highly Asymmetric

Perforated Microsuede & Alcantara

FZ - Highly Downturned, Highly Asymmetric

Strap

9

Moderately Downturned

Asymmetric

Microsuede & Leather / Heat Welded Reinforcements

FV – Moderately Downturned, Moderately Asymmetric

Lace

10

Moderately Downturned

Moderately Asymmetric

Microsuede & Leather / Heat Welded Reinforcements

FJW - Moderately Downturned, Moderately Asymmetric

Lace

11

Moderately Downturned

Asymmetric

Microsuede & Leather

FV – Moderately Downturned, Moderately Asymmetric

Strap

12

Moderately Downturned

Asymmetric

Microsuede & Leather

FJW - Moderately Downturned, Moderately Asymmetric

Strap

13

Moderately Downturned

Asymmetric

Microsuede & Leather

FV - Curved Profile / Asymmetric

Strap

14

Moderately Downturned

Asymmetric

Microsuede

FV – Moderately Downturned, Moderately Asymmetric

Slipper

15

Moderately Downturned

Moderately Asymmetric

Microsuede

FRX - Moderately Downturned, Moderately Asymmetric

Lace

16

Moderately Downturned

Moderately Asymmetric

Microsuede

FRXW - Moderately Downturned, Moderately Asymmetric

Lace

17

Moderately Downturned

Asymmetric

Microsuede & Leather

FR - Moderately Downturned, Moderately Asymenetric

Strap

18

Moderately Downturned

Asymmetric

Microsuede & Leather

FRW - Moderately Downturned, Moderately Asymenetric

Strap

19

Moderately Downturned

Slightly Asymmetric

Microsuede with soft-touch backing

FK - Slightly Downturned, Slightly Asymenetric

Strap

20

Moderately Downturned

Slightly Asymmetric

Microsuede with soft-touch backing

FKW - Slightly Downturned, Slightly Asymenetric

Strap

21

Moderately Downturned

Slightly Asymmetric

Microsuede

FKJ - Slightly Downturned, Slightly Asymmetric

Strap

22

Moderately Downturned

Slightly Asymmetric

Microsuede

FKJW - Slightly Downturned, Slightly Asymmetric

Strap

23

Flat

Asymmetric

2.0mm Eco Leather

FY

Lace

24

Flat

Asymmetric

2.0mm Eco Leather

FY

Lace

25

Flat

Slightly Asymmetric

1.8mm Suede

FF-Flat Profile / Slightly Asymmetric

Strap

26

Flat

Slightly Asymmetric

1.8mm Suede

ED - Flat Profile / Slightly Asymmetric

Strap

27

Flat

Slightly Asymmetric

1.8mm Suede

FF - Flat Profile, Slightly Asymmetric

Lace

28

Flat

Slightly Asymmetric

1.8mm Suede

ED - Flat Profile, Slightly Asymmetric

Lace

29

Flat

Slightly Asymmetric

1.8mm Suede

FFX - Flat, Slightly Asymmetric

Strap

30

Flat

Slightly Asymmetric

1.8mm Suede

FFXW - Flat, Slightly Asymmetric

Strap

31

Flat

Slightly Asymmetric

Zonal Stretch Knit Fabric

FFX - Flat, Slightly Asymmetric

Strap

32

Flat

Slightly Asymmetric

Zonal Stretch Knit Fabric

FFXW - Flat, Slightly Asymmetric

Strap

33

Flat

Slightly Asymmetric

Microsuede

n/a

Strap

4) Scarpa Climbing Shoes Overview

  • Scarpa Boostic - Designed for technical face climbing, the new Scarpa Boostic shoe offers superb support for unrivalled edging performance.
  • Scarpa Mago - These shoes are Scarpa's most supportive lace up, built to excel on micro edges on steep, demanding routes.
  • Scarpa Chimera - A stiffer, lace-up shoe sibling to Scarpa's revolutionary Drago.
  • Scarpa Booster - The Booster is the core of Scarpa climbing shoe line and the perfect blend of performance and precision designed for steep and demanding terrain.
  • Scarpa Drago - Drago is the pinnacle of rock shoe construction—specialized, meticulously crafted and refined to perform at the highest level.
  • Scarpa Drago LV - A low volume version of one of Scarpa's most iconic shoes. The pinnacle of construction and technical design for the highest-level performance.
  • Scarpa Furia S - The Furia S is a highly asymmetric, soft and aggressive shoe designed for steep bouldering and sport climbing.
  • Scarpa Furia AIR - The Furia AIR shoes are sensitivity redefined, a new second skin feeling featuring a cutting edge design at an incredibly low weight.
  • Scarpa Instinct - The most supportive shoe in the Instinct family.
  • Scarpa Instinct Women's - The most supportive shoe in the Instinct family, with features designed to excel across a variety of technical styles and disciplines.
  • Scarpa Instinct VS Men's - The cornerstone of Scarpa's performance shoe line—an all-around shoe that handles a variety of climbing styles, specifically designed for men (for climbers with high-volume feet).
  • Scarpa Instinct VS Women's - The cornerstone of Scarpa's performance shoe line—an all-around shoe that handles a variety of climbing styles, specifically designed for women (for climbers with low-volume feet).
  • Scarpa Instinct VSR - This shoe is the more supple version of Scarpa's award-winning Instinct VS.
  • Scarpa Instinct SR - The most sensitive Instinct shoe - a soft, specialized slipper for training and bouldering.
  • Scarpa Vapor Men's - A shoe for a variety of terrain that provides serious stability and performance, for increased comfort, specifically designed for men (for climbers with high-volume feet).
  • Scarpa Vapor Women's - A shoe for a variety of terrain that provides serious stability and performance, for increased comfort, specifically designed for women (for climbers with low-volume feet).
  • Scarpa Vapor V Men's - A percise, versatile and best-selling shoe that marries a comfortable fit with steep climbing performance, specifically designed for men (for climbers with high-volume feet).
  • Scarpa Vapor V Women's - A percise, versatile and best-selling shoe that marries a comfortable fit with steep climbing performance, specifically designed for women (for climbers with low-volume feet).
  • Scarpa Arpia Men's - Simple, sensitive and designed for those looking to transition from a traditional flat to a performance fit, specifically designed for men (for climbers with high-volume feet).
  • Scarpa Arpia Women's - Simple, sensitive and designed for those looking to transition from a traditional flat to a performance fit, specifically designed for women (for climbers with low-volume feet).
  • Scarpa Veloce Men's - A category defining indoor-specific shoe designed for exceptional performance with increased comfort, specifically designed for men (for climbers with high-volume feet).
  • Scarpa Veloce Women's - A category defining indoor-specific shoe designed for exceptional performance with increased comfort, specifically designed for women (for climbers with low-volume feet).
  • Scarpa Maestro Mid Eco Men's - A trad shoe that is anything but traditional, the Maestro Mid brings comfort to uncomfortable situations, specifically designed for men (for climbers with high-volume feet).
  • Scarpa Maestro Mid Eco Women's - A trad shoe that is anything but traditional, the Maestro Mid brings comfort to uncomfortable situations, specifically designed for women (for climbers with low-volume feet).
  • Scarpa Force V Men's - High performance in a flat, less aggressive build for the all-day climber.
  • Scarpa Force V Women's - High performance in a flat, less aggressive build for the all-day climber in a women's-specific last.
  • Scarpa Helix Men's - A combination of elemental yet refined features to yield one of our most popular, classic and comfortable shoes, specifically designed for men (for climbers with high-volume feet).
  • Scarpa Helix Women's - A combination of elemental yet refined features to yield one of our most popular, classic and comfortable shoes, specifically designed for women (for climbers with low-volume feet).
  • Scarpa Origin Men's - Scarpa's best-selling flat-lasted shoe now updated with innovation and details designed specifically for newer climbers (for climbers with high-volume feet).
  • Scarpa Origin Women's - Scarpa's best-selling flat-lasted shoe now updated with innovation and details designed specifically for newer climbers (for climbers with low-volume feet).
  • Scarpa Reflex V Men's - These climbing shoes are designed for performance, comfort, and affordability, the highly breathable upper is perfect for the needs of modern indoor climbers (for climbers with low-volume feet).
  • Scarpa Reflex V Women's - Designed for performance, comfort, and affordability, the highly breathable upper is perfect for the needs of modern indoor climbers (for climbers with low-volume feet).
  • Scarpa Piki - The Piki is the perfect first shoe for young climbers.

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About the author 

Brad

Brad is a professional climber in the discipline of traditional climbing. He often jokes that he can get a book to read during the long climbs. Of course, it always goes well with a good cup of coffee. Drinking coffee is his safer hobby.

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