For those female skiers who demand the best...whether skiing off a summit or out of a tram. Shaka provides all the right performance uphill and down.
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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.
- Flex Idex: 110 (90)
- Inner Boot: Intuition Speed Pro G WMN
- Shell | Cuff | Tongue: 100% Pebax®
- Buckles: 4 + Active Power Strap
- Forward Lean: 19° – 23°
- Sole: Skywalk® Active
- Weight: 1636g; 3lbs 10oz (1/2 pair size 25)
- Sizes: 22.5 – 27
- Binding System: AT, TLT
- Forefoot Last Width: 104mm
- Product Code: 12019/502
Submit A Review
Kellie Okonek Dec 9, 2010
As a lover of the Diva, I was
hesitant to make the switch,
but was sold on the Shaka by
the first run. An overall
stiffer and higher performing
boot, I definitely experience
more control and confidence,
even with the stock tongue
(instead of the stiffer black
Tornado tongue you can switch
out, and that I always used
with the Diva to improve
performance) . . . so, the
boots are nicer on my shins
for the uphill, and still
better on the descent! The 4
buckle design does well to
keep my heel in place, and the
power strap is much better in
this boot as well. One change
is that I think the toebox may
be smaller - I used a 23.5 in
the Diva, but prefer the 24
(same shell size, but remove
the liner plate) in the Shaka.
And, in case you're
wondering, they're pretty
waterproof too - in about a
25' creek crossing with 6"
deep water, my feet stayed
totally dry - awesome!
Overall, I'm a pretty big
fan, and stoked on the
Anonymous Dec 9, 2010
I have to admit I was a bit
hesitant to give up my
much-loved Divas, but got over
it by the first run . . . the
Shakas are awesome! So far my
favorite feature is that the
added stiffness of the boot
allows use of the softer
tongue (much nicer for touring
- I always used the stiff
Tornado tongue with the Divas)
which is much kinder on my
shins during the up . . . but
the boot still performs better
on the descent. The new power
strap is also much more
effective, and the 4-buckle
design holds my foot in place
without the heel retention
strap I've become accustomed
to, so I'm pretty stoked all
around. One difference is
that I am a 23.5 in the Diva,
but found myself taking the
liner plate out in the Shaka,
essentially making it a 24, so
if you're coming from the
Diva, you may need a size
change as well. And, in case
you're wondering, I did a
waterproof test in a creek
crossing today, and they did
great - dry feet after
crossing about 25' of 6" deep
water :-) I'm definitely a