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This lightweight offering from Scarpa boasts a svelte fit and a rubber sole for grip on any adventure.
Very comfy if you order the correct size
I love these shoes. They are very comfy. I am on my second pair already. I typically wear 11.5 Nike running shoes, but I had to order size 12 on these shoes. My toes touch the end and curl up just a little, but they should stretch out a little bit after wearing them a lot. My second toe is taller than my first toe, and these shoes are the comfiest climbing shoes I have ever tried on with my type of feet.
For a mid-level climbing shoe, they are solid all-around performers.
Excellent multipitch shoe
A nice, comfortable multipitch shoe for those looking for something not too aggressive that works over several pitches without being uncomfortable. I have enormously wide feet (8.5 EEE) and these are quite tight around the edges at the toebox, but the leather uppers stretch out. Not the stickiest of rubber for the soles, but you get what you pay for! I expect to need a resole in a few more outings, but I have been thrashing these shoes over 10-11b, with 8 pitches (@40-50m length) being the longest continuous run in them. Still comfortable by the end, though definitely exhausting on the feet.
Good Shoe for Climbers who Value Comfort
After trying on several different brands of climbing shoes at the local REI and EMS, I purchased these through Amazon, because only Amazon had my size. As I’ve only been climbing for a few weeks, I was not interested in a hyper-aggressive shoe with a sharp downturn and a tiny toe box. That said, if you’re climbing 5.11 routes and beyond, maybe you’ll want something more aggressive. For me, however, these are great. In the end, it came down to a choice between this – the Scarpa Helix, and the La Sportiva Nago, and I ended up going with these due to the *slightest* advantage in comfort. (I would not hesitate to purchase the La Sportiva Nago, if the Scarpa Helix didn’t exist.) My fiancee went with the La Sportiva Nago (women’s version, of course), and she’s pleased with them, so your mileage may vary.
Good shoe, slighlty smaller than other scarpa models
I ordered these online without trying them on because it was a good sale. I tried on a different scarpa model at my local REI and thought the 44 fit perfectly, this came in just slightly smaller than the other model which were velcro close instead of the lace up. I still think they are excellent shoes and have started to brake in and become more comfortable after about 5 wears. They are comfortable enough to wear for several climbs in a row and then my feet need a break. Great beginner shoe (myself) since the sole is solid rubber and allows for easier support during edging.
Great balance of comfort and performance
Superb value in climbing shoes. The toe of my pair started delaminating after the first two or three climbs, but hasn’t gotten worse in the following few months. Not the most aggressive, but certainly the most comfortable I’ve worn.
I like them. They provide good traction on the walls …
This pair of shoes is my first pair of climbing shoes. So far, I like them. They provide good traction on the walls and they fit well. I wear US size 8 shoes. I would definitely recommend these shoes as a starter pair for a beginner climber.
these are great shoes. Fit was just as I expected
Only used them once so far, but for the price, these are great shoes. Fit was just as I expected. I wear an 11.5 to 12 shoe, and bought the 11.5 here. Im not one who likes his feet crammed into the tiniest climbing shoes possible, so these were comfy, but without letting my feet move around.
Climbing shoes can be comfortable
I have wide feet, and this shoe is very comfortable relative to other climbing shoes. I mainly use it for bouldering inside a gym. After trying a few other shoes and feeling the crushing pain on my toes, there’s no way I’m wearing anything else, at least for another 2 years.