Price: $145.00

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This product is discontinued.


Steep sport or boulder problems beware, the Instinct's recurved shape will allow you to push, pull and stand on holds like never before.

Steep sport or boulder problems beware, the Instinct's recurved shape will allow you to push, pull and stand on holds like never before.


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  • Upper: Suede
  • Midsole: Tenoflex
  • Sole: Vibram® XS Grip2; 3.5mm
  • Last: FQ
  • Sizes: 34 - 45 (half sizes)
  • Weight: 232g; 8.2oz
  • Color: Parrot
  • Product Code: 70033/0001



  • XS Grip 2 Vibram
  • XS Edge Vibram
  • Bi-Tension System


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

  • Anonymous Jan 6, 2012


    Precise and powerful. Great fit. Comfortable. Love 'em!

  • Anonymous Sep 6, 2011


    Andre Ike ACMG/IFMGA Guide Squamish BC This is THE SHOE for insecure dime edges on the vertical glacier polished granite of Petrified Wall in Squamish. Excels in steep sport and bouldering too. Scarpa proves once again that they have the stickiest rubber on the planet.

  • Anonymous Dec 5, 2010


    Another top-of-the-line shoe from Scarpa.  Incredible sensitivity and power to even the smallest of holds.  These are my go-to shoe when I need power on overhanging, with precision and accuracy.  I feel like even dime edges are secure in these.  Lace up offers superior control and power and creates an incredible fit.  With narrow feet, the wide toe-box and tighter heel make the shoe feel like it was designed for my foot.  While not as aggressive as the Booster, these perform almost equally as well on overhanging and tough boulder problems - they also can do one thing the Booster cannot - toe hook.  High rising rubber on the toe and a more or less flat top of the toe box makes toe hooking (something I usually despise) feel great.  Can't wait to get another.  I am a 44 flat, and downsized to a 41.5.  

  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2010


    My GO-TO sending shoe. Comfort, precision, and power. When I need to make it count, I pull these, 'My RED shoes', out of the bag. They've never failed me.