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Have proved very comfortable thus far. Good fit straight out of the box and didn't require any break-in. Sole is very grippy. Tried them on ahead of time and knew what I was getting re fit.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Supportive, durable, comfortable. Just watch the sizing... Scarpa isn't kidding around when they note that they offer TWO half sizes. Technically, they offer two 1/3 sizes. So between each full size (US), you'll see, say 11 1/3 and 11 2/3. I typically wear a US 11.5. I tried the 45 which says its a 11.5 US, but it was really a 11 1/3 so I returned them and ordered the 45.5 (11 2/3). Of course, many will order their climbing and approach shoes a bit smaller than normal for peformance, so it's up to you. As always, try them on and walk around in the store wearing the socks, orthotics, etc that you would normally wear to see which fit you better.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
When I first put these on, they felt a little stiff, I've never owned an approach shoe before. But I wore them for a few days to break them in a bit. Now they are super comfy and easy to dial in the laces so there are no pressure points. While wearing them around my village and stuff, I noticed that they pick up all kinds of little pebbles and stuff...lol. These things are almost as sticky as my dedicated climbing shoes! Long story short, I love 'em.
super comfy but very cheap suede already about to have holes in less than a month of STREET USE
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These shoes are great. I've been using them for about two months now on rock from slickrock to granite and everything in between. The comfort is unbeatable, even when you really tighten them down for more rigorous ascents and descents. I've used them for some light climbing and they performed really well, once these are worn out I'll definitely be going with another pair from Scarpa.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: As stated these are pure Scarpa (which is perfect for me)wide toe box, narrow heel, great fit.
Break-in:I bought these on a Thursday evening and climbed upper Exum on Saturday. Friday was spent in the car so almost no break-in happened. Despite that these shoes were comfortable. I did develop one blister under the ball of my foot on the descent but I don't think I laced up tight enough.
Smearing: These are very sticky when dry, when wet (we got sprinkled on a little) they will lose more traction than a pure climbing shoe but that's expected given the extra durability of the sole.
Edging: Shockingly good on these. They've put the eva in the right spots and at the right density, I couldn't beleive how good they held an edge.
Running/hiking: The extra padding under the heel that tapers out to nothing under the toe (smart design) means these hike really well.
Overall: I'm really, really happy, if they fit your feet then at $100 these really don't have much competition as far as I can tell.
Had to come back and edit my review due to questionable durability. I'm not taking a star yet because I want to return and get a second pair and see but these shoes are failing in several places way to early. I'll try again and see if I just got a bad egg.
I've been wearing these shoes every day for a couple of months now and I love them. I have pretty bad knees but I spend a lot of time wandering aimlessly around my town and in the woods (on trail/off trail/scrambling) and have had no real issues. They have great support and are incredibly comfortable. The traction is outstanding (as is that of most Vimbram soles). I feel confident at the crag whether I'm working near the edge building a top rope or if I'm loading a sketchy rappel. And as a bonus they look good too.
I highly recommend this shoe.
These shows are great for someone with a mild arch and accomodate up to a mid-wide foot. The grip on slick rock, roots, loose rock and boulders is great. The lacing all the way down to your toes is great and gets you the perfect fit. Overall great shoes for anyone that likes to spend time outdoors.
I've had these for about a month and have used them for everything from light climbing to a 25 mile hike. They stick to the rock and are very comfortable. After 25 miles no blisters or even hot spots. I'm extremely impressed.
After near killing myself numerous times wearing Vans on approaches to crags, I decided it was time to drop some scrilla on a better pair of kicks. Due to the fact that my foot has a wider toebox than La Sportiva's would accommodate I tried the Crux despite never owning Scarpas before and I'm glad I did. The fit and feel is fantastic, and can very easily be modified depending on the terrain. The lacing system is great, I feel like my entire foot is dialed in on more technical scrambles. Having worn these for a little bit, I am still impressed by the weight vs. stability ratio - light but bomber.
Shoes are always such a personal thing, but this was an occasion where I was so happy with a purchase I thought it might be worth sharing, check them out.
I picked these up a month ago for a series of rock climbing trips and I have been totally wowed by how well they support for hiking and grip for scrambling. Like another reviewer said, the to the toe lacing lets you loosen up some for the hike in then dial it down when you get to the rock. The extra insole that gradualy gets bigger towards the back of the shoe is the secret sauce that supports your feet for the approach in.
Very very happy with the performance and durability of this shoe. I've been using it for everything! Hiking, mountain biking (moderate downhill/freeriding and xc) and I've even lead a few easier (5.7) climbs in these things. The rubber is super grippy! I was amazed when I first put them on, very tacky. The shoe itself provides lots of support, I wouldn't hesitate to do a little backpacking with these. AND I didn't even notice a break-in time.
These shoes are pretty unreal. The to-the-toe lacing is great to dial in an exact fit. The rubber, whether the climbing rubber on the toe or the vibram sole, is extremely grippy and the shoe is really supportive. It is pretty light weight and extremely comfortable with minimal break in time. They look at bit "sporty" in the picture, but can definitely be used in casual settings where dress shoes are too much and running shoes not enough. Great for an approach shoe, hiking shoe, and feels like it has enough support for light backpacking. Great job scarpa!
I just picked these up last week. So far I am impressed. They are super comfortable out of the box. I typically wear a 11.5 US in Salomons and Montrails. I went with a 45 in these and they fit great. They give me the room that is need for swelling if I am going to be hiking or trekking to the nearest climb. I look forward to write more once I have had them for a few months.