The ideal shoe to seize the day, regardless of whether it’s bouldering, sport climbing, or multi-pitch routes.
* Roll over any of the highlighted features above to see more detailed information about that feature.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Upper: Suede/Lorica®
- Midsole: X-Tension™ system
- Sole: Vibram® XS Grip; 3.5 mm
- Last: FH
- Sizes: 35 - 45 (half sizes)
- Weight: 225g; 8oz (1/2 pair size 40.5)
- Color: Bamboo
- Product Code: 70012
Submit A Review
Anonymous Jan 6, 2012
Straight out of the box, these
shoes performed for me, with
no break-in period required --
great edging power along with
a down-turned toe make for an
excellent steep-climbing shoe.
The heels fit my heels
perfectly. Couldn't be more
psyched on a climbing shoe.
Anonymous Sep 25, 2011
these are a great shoe for
bouldering. i love these
shoes, they stick to any holds
and micro holds but the only
flaw to the shoe is the heel
of it... idk if its just my
foot but the heel has so much
empty space and it makes it
difficult to do most heel
hooks even after i got two
sizes down, but all in all a
Anonymous Apr 3, 2011
I love this shoe. I have done
boudling, top rope and lead
climbing in this shoe. Both
inside and outside. I have had
it for one year, and the rubber
still holds very well, though I
am starting to wear through it,
but I climb a lot. The shoe is
comfortable, i were a 42, and
bought a 41.5 it stretched
some, but is still tight ( a little
loose in the heel ) I just
purchased my second pair and
went down another half size.
(still waiting for arrival) If you
are looking for a shoe to give
you confidence and make you
look like a sick climber, then
do it. I love these shoes, and
scarpa for making them.
Anonymous Mar 7, 2011
Been using these for a month
now and i would have to say
im extremely satisfied i will
buy these shoes again for
sure. These shoes make me
trust my foot placement 100%
of the time no matter what
size the foot hold is, be
warned these shoes are a
bitch to break in but once
broken in they become a
perfect fit!!!! some tips for
breaking in (use your car
heater on your dash on your
way to the climbing gym to
soften the leather and
rubber), and when at home
heat the inside with a hair
dryer and then wear em until
scarpa boosters are now my
go to climbing shoes!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous Feb 14, 2011
I wear this shoe for all my
indoor climbing and on the
steep stuff outside. Thee dging
is great, the heel hooking
gives me great confidence and
the rubber lasts very long and
is super sticky!