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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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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.

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 ..?

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I would say they are a little stiffer than 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.

Hi! I wear size 40.5 (8 US) in the Sportiva...

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Hi! I wear size 40.5 (8 US) in the Sportiva Miura VS. Could you tell me what my size in Boostic?
Thanks!!

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I tried these on the other day and I wear a 39 in all of my Sportivas. I ended up liking the fit of the 39 in these as well. They are made by the same guy who made the Tesstarossa so they fit and feel about the same as those.

I was looking at ordering the Scarpa...

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I was looking at ordering the Scarpa Booster, but no one seems to have my size. How are these compared to that shoe? Also, would you consider this a good bouldering shoe?

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I have several pairs of the Booster/Mago/Stix shoes (of each) and the Boostic isn't quite as aggressively downturned as the the others but they're a bit more stiff which I think compensates for it pretty well. Also, there's no leather flap on the top of the Boostic where the "tongue" would be on the others as it's more of a mesh sock-like design similar to the Sportiva Solutions. Keep in mind that the heel cup is a bit different than the boosters as well. All in all, I really like the Boostic and would certainly recommend them.

4 5

Sizing Info

  • Gender: Male

I'm going to try my best to help people with Sizing as i had a lot of trouble figuring out what to order, and noone locally has these yet.

My measurements. Left Foot = 12.5,
Right Foot = 12
Street shoes = 11 - 11.5 - Patagonia, Puma, Allen Edmunds, etc.
12 - Nike
Climbing Shoes:
La Sportiva = Katana Lace (43.5)
TC Pro (44.5)
Speedster (43.5)
Miura (43-43.5)

5.10 = Rock Wrench (12)
Rougue (11.5 - 12)

Evolve = Shaman (11.5 - 12)

I sized the Boostics in a 44.5. They are visually about a half inch shorter than my Katana Lace, but fit with about the same comfort. I could size these down another half size without issue after break in.


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Awesome. Thank you for this helpful information. I am the exact same size foot, and also have Katana Laces in 43.5. Do you have any experience with the Scarpa Instinct VS; I really like the VS, but stil have significant pain after a few months and serious stretching in a size 44. For the Boostics if I want a shoe that edges well and perfroms well for bouldering indoors, but also is comfortable enough to wear for at least 30 minutes to an hour would you suggest the 44 or 44.5?

5 5

Awesome Shoe

  • Gender: Male

I got these and have been climbing in them for about two weeks. they heel hook great and edge VERY well. they feel really powerful and stiff even compared to my solutions.
PRO
They stick to everything.
Edges/micros are awesome
Heel hook very well.
They are really comfy when broken in.
CON
they arent very sensitive
breaking them is kinda seriously painful
the velcro doesnt give an amazing fit but they are still very good
Unfortunately this is only inside but im excited to get them outside. hopefully they become more sensative the more i wear in the rubber. They shineeee on slightly overhanging to vertical stuff but sill climb really well the steeper it gets.
(Im onsighting 12b and working 13a for comparison)

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How tight is the heel? Have you tried the instinct S? Do you generally have a smaller heel or bigger? Thanks.

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I have not tried the instinct but fits very well for scarpas. they are really stiff and definitely not as sensitive as the solution. my solutions are about 2 years old and need a third resoling and i actually prefer climbing in those....

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i've been using the scarpa feroce for a while now and they are pretty much busted out. any idea if this fit is comparable? thinking about getting a pair and curious if should go with the same size.

5 5

Great Shoe!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I recently got these after using mostly looser fitting "all day" shoes for the alpine and easy trad. At first I sized it too aggressively (43.5 street, I got 42.5) and it was WAY too tight. The half size down seems to work well. They are still for gym and sport and pushing limits, but they do very well.

This is my first pair fo Scarpa footwear (I've used all LS in the past) and I am very happy.

5 5

Thank you SCARPA!

  • Gender: Male

Not amazing and not terrible.

I like the shoes but prefer a different Italian company...

Worth a try though for sure. Durability was an issue and the definitely stretch a TON!

Thank you SCARPA!