geargoddesswrote a review of Scarpa Rockette Climbing Shoe - Vibram XS Grip - Women's on August 11, 2013
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs small
I am used to the pain of breaking in shoes. I've been climbing since 2009 and have since tried many other shoes. The rockettes were a gift hence I played no hand in sizing them. I am a 7.5-8 street shoes, wear 6.5 Anasazi Lvs (but also own a 7 comfort/warm up shoes), 35.5 La Sportiva Cobras, 36 W Miura VS, and wear the rockettes at a 37 eu/ 6 US. They were amazingly tight and had to be broken in for a while but after enduring the pain of breaking them in (many corns and callouses later!) they worked amazingly well. I won 3 comps using these and send 5.12 (gym) projects with these babies easy. They are also my designated bouldering shoes. They are amazing for overhangs and the secure heel cup design is unlike any other shoe I've tried. The heel of the rockettes are amazing. They suck the ball of my heel and adhere to it like a glove giving me the most secure heel fit ever. These shoes are amazingly well designed and I am sad that Scarpa is no longer making them. The rockettes were designed by the same guy that designed the La Sportiva Testarrosas, Heinz Merriacher and you can see his hallmarks with the rockettes as with the testarrosas. Great heel fit, amazing toe box design and edging power. The rubber also lasts long. I've had mine for almost 3 years now and use them regularly (2-3 times a week) bouldering and almost as regularly for projects and hard climbs (2-3 times on a regular session) about 4 times a week and it still looks pretty new. I will probably have years of use out of it. Great design, amazing precision and the best heel fit of any climbing shoes out there. I absolutely love them!