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This high-performance shoe is well suited to high-grade climbing where technical slabs, pockets, thin cracks and micro-edges are prevalent. It employs Heinz Mariacher’s V-tension technology, a three-dimensional approach to creating support for the foot—active rands that run from underneath the forefoot around the sides and back of the foot. This design effectively gives shape and life to the shoes. The result is a more dynamic and more supportive shoe that has incredible sensitivity. The slightly downturned Feroce is built with suede and Microsuede and a three hook-and-loop strap closure system.
SizingSCARPA 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/Microsuede
- Midsole: V-Tension™ system
- Sole: Vibram® XS Grip2; 3.5mm
- Last: FO
- Sizes: 34 - 45 (half sizes)
- Weight: 280g; 8oz (1/2 pair size 40.5)
- Color: Parrot
- Product Code: 70016/000.2
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Anonymous Dec 3, 2013
I've never had a shoe that made me comfortable jamming my toes in a crack. These do exactly that. I've been super happy in gyms, on granite, on sandstone, overhangs, cracks... Brilliant shoes!
Anonymous Jan 6, 2012
These shoes work well for everything, from vertical, technical terrain to steep stuff. My current all-around climbing shoe.
Anonymous Sep 6, 2011
Andre Ike ACMG/IFMGA Guide. Squamish BC My go to shoe for everything in Squamish. Excellent in thin cracks, smearing, cragging and long routes. The heavily padded tongue makes them very comfortable and triple Velcro strap has proven to be long lasting. Quality craftsmanship.
Anonymous May 28, 2011
This is my favorite shoe. I use it for all types of bouldering. I was guiding in Hueco all winter and these shoes were exceptional on the steeps there. I also managed to do Slim Pickins this year thanks to these shoes- it's a super techy delicate slab climb that's thwarted me more than once in the past. My main beef with most aggressive shoes is that once you pull the lip of a steep climb you can't smear at all on the slabby top-out and have to resort to edging or toeing on smears- not the case with these shoes! They work well on all boulder problems start to finish. And comfy enough to leave on in between burns.
Anonymous Mar 18, 2011
I was climbing v5 before i had this shoe, now i am sending v8. Just sent my first 5.13. I love the shoes. after a year of climbing everyday for about 4 hours a day i just got my first sign of wear on the top of my left big toe(were the rubber meets the leather) from toe hooking a knife like crimp on a roof. my last two pairs of shoes were mamut and madrock they did not last more than 2 or 3 months before being complete shot
- Anonymous Dec 3, 2013