BOOSTIC

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Description

Our premiere weapon for everything past the vertical, the Boostic is powerful and stiff, dialed for pockety limestone, pulling plastic, and even techy granite features. Italian artisans blend natural suede in the rear for comfort and synthetic in the front for a consistent fit throughout the life of the shoe. V-Tension Active Randing amplifies power in the toe, without over compressing the fit, making these versatile, push-the-grade shoes.

Our premiere weapon for everything past the vertical, the Boostic is powerful and stiff, dialed for pockety limestone, pulling plastic, and even techy granite features. Italian artisans blend natural suede in the rear for comfort and synthetic in the front for a consistent fit throughout the life of the shoe. V-Tension Active Randing amplifies power in the toe, without over compressing the fit, making these versatile, push-the-grade shoes.

Features

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Specs

  • Upper: Suede/Microsuede
  • Midsole: Tenoflex
  • Sole: Vibram® XS Edge
  • Last: FZ
  • Sizes: 35 – 45 (half sizes)
  • Weight: 240g; 8.3oz (1/2 pair size 40)
  • Color: Parrot/Spring/Turquoise
  • Product Code: 70014/000

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Technologies

  • V Tension System
  • XS Edge Vibram

Sizing

SCARPA Sizing Chart

Measure your foot with a ruler, using cm or inches; convert to Euro or US using this chart. If you need mondo sizing, please refer to the SCARPA chart on this page/tab. We recommend you purchase two sizes, the size you think you are plus one .5 size bigger for fit testing at home. As long as the products are in like new condition and the packaging is 100% intact, we will credit you for the returned product.

General fitting rules depend on the product's intended use... follow the appropriate guidelines below for best results.

Trail/mountain/approach/lifestyle products:

  • The bigger/heavier/more supportive the product, the more you may want to upsize .5 - 1full size. Lighter, softer, more supple shoes can be sized closer to your measured size.
  • Note: SCARPA Plastic mountain boots all use UK sizing; UK converts easily: 1 full size smaller than US men's size, 2 sizes smaller than US women's size.
  • Try on with appropriate socks for your usage. The bigger the boot, the more appropriate a bigger sock (sounds crazy, huh?)
  • If you use orthotics or already have aftermarket footbeds, measure against the standard footbed in boot. Fit into boot for sizing/fitting the boot.
  • Best to try on at the end of the day when your feet are larger/swollen, than when your feet are fresh to ensure good fit after a long day.
  • Lacing can play an incredibly important part of a good fit. Be sure to play with lacing when analyzing fit.
  • Make sure your heel isn't slipping.
  • Make sure your toes aren't hitting the end.

**Approach shoes may be sized smaller for performance purposes but beware... small shoes are really uncomfortable on the trail.

Rock climbing shoes

  • 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.

Ski boots

  • From your measured foot, convert to US size using the scale. Translate the US size to Mondo size using the SCARPA mondo scale (not 'true' mondo conversion)
  • Shell fit: taking liner out of the shell and inserting foot, toes touching end of shell but completely flat.
  • Should have 1.5 - 2 fingers of space behind heel and heel of shell (between 14mm - 20mm)
  • Too little space = go up one shell
  • Too much space = go down one shell
  • If not sure... fit test BOTH shell sizes
  • Put on a ski sock for gosh sake!
  • Use and orthotic? Put it the boot (after taking out the standard footbed).
  • Put foot in boot AND BUCKLE IT! You can not tell a boot fit without buckling it
  • This will pull your heel back into the heel pocket, relieving cramped toe space
  • Boots do pack out! A 'comfy' fit when new will mean slop later.
  • Regardless, your toes should NOT be pressed against the end of the liner
  • Get your Intuition liners molded! This provides THE BEST FIT available.
  • Any minor pressure points or space will be eliminated by molding
  • Find an experience SCARPA dealer for fitting/molding
  • Boot fitting is an incredible service and generally requires a service fee of varying amounts... it's worth it though!

More good information fitting available here.

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  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2014

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    Great shoe for wide feet. I'm a 10 1/2 and got a 44 and it's a perfect fit. So glad I gave then a shot. Thank you Scarpa and thank you Heinz Mariacher

  • Anonymous Sep 10, 2014

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    Very stiff shoe compared to most of the rest of the Scarpa line. Shines in bouldering, but seemed to me to be more suited to vertical or moderately overhanging routes. The stiff edge combined with a gentle downturn is potent when you need to take a lot of weight on small feet while still pulling into the wall. I first tested these shoes on a vertical route near my house revolves around a tenuous cross with microedge feet. Normally I do this move dynamically, so I was shocked when I could stand there virtually hands free in a fresh pair of the Boostcs.

  • Anonymous Jun 1, 2014

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    The Boostic is my shoe of choice for superb edging power and precision on the most technical of face climbs.

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2014

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    My go-to face climbing shoe, superb edging power but still sensitive.

  • Anonymous Oct 13, 2013

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    These shoes are face climbing masters. I size them down a half size from my street shoe and feel like I can stand on anything

  • Anonymous Sep 24, 2013

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    These are probably the best-fitting high-performance shoes I have ever worn. When I put them on, I can hear and feel the air whine its way out, almost as if they are sucking onto my feet. I have a pretty wide forefoot and narrow heel, and I think others with this foot shape will be similarly impressed. I've been using them for techy granite trad routes, sport climbing, and bouldering, and love how they can climb so aggressively and still be relatively comfortable. Not all-day comfy, but at least for a few hours. Seems like sturdy construction and quality materials, too. Highly recommended.

  • Anonymous May 6, 2013

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    Awesome! They fit like a glove, particularly the heel. It allows for a lot of power on the toes. And they look great! What else could you ask for?

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2013

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    Great shoes. only went half a size down which was a mistake, anyone looking for sizes go 1 to 1 and half sizes down. sweet shoe

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2013

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    These shoes are incredibly comfortable and precise at the same time. The Lorica makes them super nice to wear and the toebox redefined my footwork. Im truly becoming a fan.

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2013

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    These shoes are rad and my favorite sport shoe right now. They certainly climb better than I do, but I am training without them so I should catch up before Rifle season kicks in. They fit like a glove and the toe locks onto just about everything. Well done Scarpa on this shoe.

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    I LOVE THESE SHOES! I am coming from the women's Vapor V and the Miura. I feel like the Boostic is a combination of both shoes. I have wider feet, so these fit perfectly. I wasn't too crazy about the Vapor's heelfit, but this is improved in the Boostic. The arch feels aggressive, great toe power, sensitive heel, and the velcro straps allow for an even tighter fit than either Vapor/Miura. After one day of climbing in them, they feel broken in already. I would love to size them down. SCARPA: will you ever make these in a size 34???

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    Hands down the best climbing shoes I've ever worn.

  • Anonymous Jun 29, 2012

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    Not only do they look awesome but they climb better than anything I've ever tried (and I've tried a lot of shoes). They're an precision climbing machine that are perfect for super technical steep to overhanging terrain. I'm a 8.5 US street shoe and went with the size 40

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  • Anonymous Apr 5, 2012

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    Amazing Shoe. This shoe really excels at technical face climbing where edging is the name of the game. I sized these things TIGHT but after about 5 climbing days the fit is awesome. At first I thought that they were too tight but I am glad I stuck it out. I typically wear a 9 US street shoe and I got a 40. If you like climbing vertical to moderately overhanging terrain then this is your shoe.

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