VAPOR V - XS Grip2

Price: $149.00

Sale Price: $104.30

Product discontinued for sale from 14-01-2014.


Same power and technicality as Vapor but with dual powerstraps for quick on/off.

Same power and technicality as Vapor but with dual powerstraps for quick on/off.


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  • Upper: Suede/Microsuede
  • Midsole: Flexan
  • Sole: Vibram® XS Grip2; 4mm
  • Last: FR
  • Sizes: 36 – 46 (half sizes)
  • Weight: 258g; 9.1oz
  • Color: Lite Orange
  • Product Code: 70031/000


  • Bi-Tension System
  • XS Grip 2 Vibram


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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Recent Reviews

  • Caleb Holte Aug 13, 2012


    These shoes are very well made. As with all Scarpa shoes, they fit me like a glove; allowing for a lot of comfort, especially when it comes to a performance shoe. On top of that, they keep up and can handle with ease, all of my projects - both inside and outside.  They suck tight to my heel as well, one of the reasons i have abandoned some of the other more "popular" brands of shoes. Ive never once had my heel pop out of the shoe when heel hooking. All in all - 4/5 stars! Good job Scarpa 

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2012


    Ive bought these Vapors a size and a half under because i was told they would stretch roughly 3/4 the size. The break in time was a little rough, but considerably short (maybe 3 climbing sessions). Compared to any Sportiva shoe ive ever worn, these shoes broke very fast. The free floating tounge in cool for sizing to a larger sized foot, a big problem i have with most shoes. The edges of the tounge though are not sewn, giving it a somewhat cheap feel. Also with buying these shoes so small, my toes are super knuckled. With my toes being so knuckled, the rubber on top of the big toe is somewhat peeling up (on both shoes). With these 2 little complaints outta the way, on to the goods.. These shoes are designed beautifully. Ive always had the problem of finding a shoe that was designed for an avg to wider foot. This shoe almost molds to my foot. Definitely feel the power pointed towards the big toe area, but doesnt pinch, like All the Sportivas ive ever worn. The toe box feels somewhat sunken in, giving your toes room, while still feeling very powerful. Slightly down turned to still grab while still feeling very precise on very slabby stuff. I bought these shoes while i went to Bishop and they performed great on real rock, im yet to climb any plastic in them. I read back a couple reviews and saw they are kinda slick indoors which kinda stinks. But for as good as they climb outside, theyre def worth checking out. Im yet to toe hook anything yet, but the heel is solid. Edging power is great for an aggressive shoe like this, while still being somewhat comfortable. Climbed a couple multi pitch 5.11s in Owens river gorge and by the end of the second pitch your toes are feeling kinda numb. Still very powerful though throughout the whole climb. Boulder, sport, trad, Buy these shoes, you will not regret it. And they do stretch roughly a 1/2 - 3/4 size.

  • Anonymous Jul 19, 2011


    I was hesitant at first, having had a not so great experience with a much older Scarpa shoe but my worries have been put aside. The free floating tongue is the smartest design for proper fit, the slight down turn makes it powerful but not extremely uncomfortable, and the rubber is solid. I have Evolv's, Sportivas, and these Vapor V's and they are fast becoming my favorite shoe for everything.

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2011


    This climbing shoe is comfortable, real comfortable, but they will do anything you need them to do. If you enjoy climbing buy this shoe and if you are new to climbing buy this shoe. This is just a well designed shoe.

  • Anonymous Dec 1, 2010


    I fell in love with these shoes the minute I got them. I bought them a bit small so they still hurt a bit when wearing them but they are so good at what they do. I have been climbing a lot in them since I got them back in July and the rubber still hasn't started to peel yet. The only problem I have with them is they have started to become a bit slippery on indoor climbs; but outdoors, they stick like glue. A definite must buy!! Awesome job Scarpa!!!