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Give your confidence a boost.

The Scarpa Boostic Climbing Shoe is the new steep-terrain-crushing kid on the block. The Boostic’s aggressive down-turned shape and precise heel fit, combined with Vibram XS Edge rubber and a sticky toe patch for tricky bicycles, spell out a recipe for red-pointing success. Tighten down the floating hook-and-loop closure system, lock the Boostic onto the first dime-edge you see, and feel your confidence get a boost of its own.

  • The floating hook-and-loop closure system allows you to strap the Boostic down as tight as you want, where you want, giving the shoe a custom fit
  • The Boostic features Scarpa’s V-Tension system, designed to provide an extended toe position that reduces pressure and compression in the toe box to increase comfort without sacrificing performance
  • Vibram XS EDGE rubber is formulated to resist distortion, edge like a boss, and maintain performance in hot and cold temperatures
  • The super-sticky rubber toe patch aids your most difficult toe-hooking and bicycle moves

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how would you compare these to the five ten Anasazi VCS? , i liked these but i wanted to try something else, I do a lot of gym climbing and outside bouldering, would these be a good shoe for me? Also i wear a size 9.5 in street shoes so what size would you recommend?

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The Boostic is a much more aggressive shoe than the Anasazi. It's an awesome, awesome shoe, but I don't think it's going to be super comparable to how the Anasazi climbs. If you are wanting to try something that is on the more aggressive end, then the Boostic is a great option, but if you're trying to replicate the feel you get from the Anasazis, you might be best looking at alternatives. As far as sizing for the Boostics is concerned, I would suggest trying out a 42.5 and/or 43.

Do these fit similarly to other Scarpa shoes? I have a pair of Force Xs currently.

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Scarpa climbing shoes fit pretty consistently, yes. If you have the option to try them on, it's always a good idea, but going off other Scarpa sizing is definitely a good starting place.

5 5

Scarpa Boostics

Best shoes i have ever had. Before these i had shamans which were great but the durability was bad because of the rubber. I found these and based in everything i read i irdered them. I have had them for 3 months now and they are barely worn. I cinsistently climb climb 3-4 days a week for 1.5-2..5 hours. They destroy anything overhung or vertical and let you stand on anything. They are also super secure kn your foot because of the two straps and the fact that they are a slipper style shoe.

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Quick question for you - did you get the same size or size up (or down) from the Shaman's? How does the stretch compare? Thanks in advance!

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the both stretch about a quarter size. i had a 9.5 in the shaman and a 42 in the boostic

5 5

AWESOME SHOES!!!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I have been climbing in these shoes for 8 months and just wore a hole in the toe. These are my gym and outdoor shoes, I have been consistently climbing in these 5 days a week for 1-1.5 hrs per session. They are great for steep and technical edging. LOVE the suction these shoes have from the moment you step into them. I wear a 9.5 street shoe and bought these in a 42.5. They were a little tight on the break in period but now are very comfortable. I have a smaller heel so there is a little bit of space right there. I have never had a problem heel hooking anything in these though.

5 5

Amazing

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I am able to place my feet on anything and feel confident doing so with these. These are my go to shoe. I love when I first put them on and they suction to my foot and I am ready to send.

Shamans in size 10 ~ 43
Boostics in a 42.5

5 5

Holy Sh*t

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are the most comfortable climbing shoes I've ever worn. Never have I felt more comfortable on my toes.

I've got a bit of a wide foot and had tried to find a pair of La Sportivas that fit well, but never could. Before the Boostics I wore the Instincts and loved them. After the soles wore out I picked these up and couldn't be happier. I highly recommend them.

5 5

Zee Best!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

If I had to describe these shoes I'd say they are the Ferrarri of climbing shoes. Although they aren't the best for smearing on steep angle slab routes, they more than make up for that in everything else. They're my go to for any steep, overhung or thin, highly technical face routes. I wouldn't be afraid to say that these bad boys may even help you send higher grades then you thought were possible. I love them so much I ended up picking up a second pair for gym use. A must for anyone who wants to climb hard!

I was curious about the sizing of these guys. I noticed that many people went up a couple sizes in them and was wondering if you could share your experience and reasoning as to why you went up that far. I am a size 7 womens street shoe, a 36 in the LaSpo Testarossa's and a 36.5 in the Scarpa Mago's. My feet are also pretty wide... Also, how far up should I go? I like a tight fit and I'm used to the break in process. Thanks!

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I have a pair of scarpa vantages and boostics, when buying the boostics i thought i would get the same size however i went from 43 euro to a 45 for the boostics. The down turn takes the length out but you still need that comfort in the toe, i tried on a 43 boostic my feet were so cramped i couldn't last five minutes in them. But as you said, start tight and break them in, best advice is go and try a pair on.

does anybody know how these compare to the shamans in terms of size and overall performance

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Hey Brendan,
Both shoes are going to fit a medium wide foot well. Other things to consider, the Boostic has a lower volume heel and the Shaman tends to stretch out a little bit more over time.
Performance wise, the Boostic is fantastic for edging, heel hooks really well thanks to the low volume heel and the rubber on the toe definitely aids in toe hooking. The design of the Shaman provides performance and a ton of power to the toe while still being comfortable. They also have rubber on the toe which makes them great for toe hooking. The Shaman has thicker rubber which can make outside edging a little difficult as it tends to roll off small edges. The trax rubber is very durable.

5 5

Great for technical edging

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Very stiff shoe compared to most of the rest of the Scarpa line. Shines in bouldering, but seemed to me to be more suited to vertical or moderately overhanging routes. The stiff edge combined with a gentle downturn is potent when you need to take a lot of weight on small feet while still pulling into the wall. I first tested these shoes on a vertical route near my house revolves around a tenuous cross with microedge feet. Normally I do this move dynamically, so I was shocked when I could stand there virtually hands free in a fresh pair of the Boostiks.
Seems to run a little (1/4 size?) small.

5 5

great shoe !

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I'm using this shoe since 1 year and it's one of my favorite shoe ever.

Supportive and fantastic edging shoe. Could wear it really tight but still comfy. The toe box is very precise.
Street shoe around 44.5.
Boostic : 43.5
Instinct VS : 43
5.10 Anasazi VCS : 43
5.10 Quantum : 44
La Sportiva Testarossa : 41

5 5

Best Performer for Vert-Tech Climbing

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

The Boostic is my top choice for demanding technical edging on slightly-less-than vertical to slightly overhanging terrain. It is stiff and holds tiny edges like a champ but doesn't feel like wearing clogs, nor does it feel like its rolling off of edges, as softer-rubbered shoes can. This inspires great trust and helps avoid the dreaded foot popping that can happen when trying to put just the right amount of weight into a teeny-tiny foot edge. I feel like these run a bit tighter than other Scarpa climbing shoes.

5 5

Awesome climbing shoes

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Awesome downturn, incredibly sticky rubber, fit true to size. I wear Scarpa Vapors and they both fit perfectly in soze 42, I wear a size 9 street shoes. My feet tend to be a little wider at the toes, so I wasn't able to wear the five ten anasazi or sportiva solutions as they pinched in on my feet. I predominantly use these for bouldering, but could easily see myself using them for sport. They're aggressive, stick, and slide on like a sock with great rubber for toe and heel hooking.

4 5

Solid Edging Shoe

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I have had several pairs of Miura VS's and I just got the Boostics:

These shoes are awesome at technical edging. They are really stiff, and the shoe has a nice camber to them for back stepping. The heels are really tight to get on, at first. They break-in over a couple of days; now, my shoes have an aggressive-comfortable fit. The toe-box is very spacious, allowing for some comfort, with a tight fit. This toe-box is harder to fit in pockets. This is where the shoe suffers. If you're climbing pockety rock, these aren't as good as Miuras. That's is why I give these shoes 4 stars.
Lastly:
Miura VS-39.5
Testarossa-38.5
Boostic:40

5 5

First Scarpa, not the last

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Stepping out of an evolv and into a scarpa shoe is life changing. I didn't know climbing shoes could be comfortable. The rubber comes slippery, sand it down with a fine grit paper to bring it up to speed. Two week break-in period.

Pontas 44.0
Shaman 43.5
Boostic 43.5

5 5

Favorite Shoe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I climbed in Miuras and Miura VS's for years, but wanted to try something different after the velcro on my VS's kept failing.

These are my favorite shoes now for hard sport, and are the best edging shoes I've ever used. They have what I consider the perfect blend of a stiff forefoot platform with an aggressive downturn. They may not be the best for severely overhanging routes where soft sensitivity is key, but they give me confidence on tiny edges that I've never had with another shoe.

The heel has a bit of air in it, but it feels really secure when hooking. My VSs' heels technically fit better, but have actually completely popped off my foot several times on aggressive hooks. These are now my go-to heel hook shoe.

I'm a size 9/42 street, and I've always worn a 39.5 in Miura/VS's, but had to go up to a 41 in these. I'm a 40 in the Instinct. After a reasonably painful break in, they fit perfectly now.

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What the stiffness like compared to the miura vs.?

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I've had several pairs of the Miura VS, and I just a pair of the Boostics. The Boostics are a lot stiffer than the VS's. Also, I wore 39.5 in the VS, and I got 40 in the Boostic. The heel is really tough to get on, but that broken-in in two days.

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I wear a size 9/42 street shoe and also wear the same in the Scarpa Vapor velcro shoes. Have you tried the Vapors? Are they comparable or do you think I will need to go down to a size to a 41?

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The Vapor velcro are going to be much more comfortable. The Boostic is far more aggressive and asymmetric.
I wear a 9 street shoe and wear 40.5 in Scarpa. I could probably fit into a 40 in the Vapor but no chance of that in the Feroce, Booster or Boostic.
I have a wide foot with a moderate sized heel.
Not sure if that helps you but that is my take.

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Agree, much stiffer than Muira VS. Unfortunately the toe is much more round too...so the Boostics are terrible or stabbing into small pockets.

4 5

Snug and comfortable shoe

  • Fit: True to size

I have used this shoe for about 3 months. I wear a street size of 11.5 (US) and I ordered a 44.5.

These shoes are incredibly comfortable. They are snug around the widest part of your foot and literally suction onto your heel. The rubber is stiff but still very sticky. The three straps help you "tune" the fit to your foot perfectly.

I recently just had my right shoe heel cup split right down the middle. It seems to have happened around the stitching so it may be a manufacturer's defect. I'll update this review to five stars when I get them fixed. Even with this tear, they still climb extremely well!

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How does the stiffness differ from the miura vs ..?

5 5

Aggressive, comfortble control

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Having had the Scarpa Vapor V, I wanted to move up to a more agressive shoe and this is it! Great for bouldering and sport climbing especially over-hanging routes. Scarpa shoes are perfect for a wide set foot. The V-Tension straps allow you to dial in a tight, snug fit without becoming unbearable half-way through a problem. Rubber is stiff but sticky and covers the toe cap generously which works great for toe hooks. The breatheabilty of the upper adds to the comfort for wearing this shoe for extended periods of time.

..and they look dope.

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What size Vapors do you wear? Same size for the Boostic? I wear a 9/42 street and the same in the Vapor. Trying to figure out what size to buy...

5 5

Best Climbing Shoe I've Tried

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I've had these for about a year now, and I love 'em. They are great for vertical and steeper terrain requiring precise and powerful footwork. I've got a men's 9 foot, wide up front with a narrow heel, and I got a 41.5 because I wanted a little extra comfort. I usually wear 8.5 in 5.10 and Evolv. LaSportivas usually don't fit because they're too damn narrow. But the Boostics fit is amazing. The sole sucks up against the bottom of my foot and around my heel so well that I can hear and feel all the air rushing out when I put them on. It's that fit that sets them apart and lets them be relatively comfortable while still feeling so solid on small holds.