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- Suede and Lorica uppers mold to your feet over time
- Vibram XS Grip2 rubber for superior friction
- Three-strap hook-and-loop closure for a precise fit in seconds
- Five star rating from Rock and Ice for versatility and comfort
- Item #SCR0136
- Q & A
Very good design but don't fit exactly
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 43.5
Nice grip very good design I chose it to upgrade my gear already have a Scarpa V-Vapor, and Force (old model) All are 43.5 in Size but fits really different. The Force its perfect, Feroce a little small and slightly small the V Vapor.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 39
I've had these for a few weeks now, so I just have initial impressions. They're probably my favorite pair right now!
Fit: I own the previous model of Scarpa Vapor V's in size 39. I got two pairs of these Feroces in 39 and 39.5, with the intention of keeping whichever pair fit best and returning the other. I ended up keeping both pairs. The 39's fit like a charm right out of the box: Snug, precise, and quite comfortable considering the aggressive toe. The left shoe for the 39.5 felt a little tighter width-wise than the 39's or even the right shoe of the same pair. I chalked it up to a manufacturing defect, and it's not significant enough to be a problem. That being said, both pairs seem to have broken in quite nicely after about 5 uses each, 4 at the gym and 1-2 outside. The width difference in the weird left shoe becomes more noticeable after a few hours of use, but still nothing unbearable. Overall, I'd say the sizing was on par with the Vapor V's, but they do feel completely different on your foot. These have a narrower toe profile. For both pairs, I find that the heel is a little baggy on the sides and prone to shoe farts, but due to a good length-wise fit, my foot never slips when heel hooking.
Performance: Really nice for tiny edges! These were excellent on small edges both outdoors and at the gym. It did take me a while to get used to the pointier toe, but now they feel awesome and I can use them with full confidence. Smearing is pretty good as well, mainly because of the sticky rubber. The little dip under the toes becomes noticeable if you have to smear on a smaller surface, but otherwise no complaints there either. I will say these shoes feel stiffer than my Vapor V's, which made extreme smearing on dihedrals more difficult. Being on the heavier side of the climber spectrum, the stiffness has not been a huge issue for me, but they may be too stiff for lighter climbers. The few heel hooks I've tried felt very secure, despite the slight bagginess on the sides of the heel. I don't get to toe hook much, so I can't comment on that, but the 3 velcro straps really keep the shoe securely on your foot for pretty much anything you want to do.
Durability: I've never had any issues with Scarpa durability. My Vapor V's are on their second resole now, and these feel really solid as well. The XS Grip rubber on the Feroces is wearing down faster than the XS Edge the Vapors originally had, but it's oh so sticky. There is no delaminating like I've seen on other shoes I've bought, and the velcro looks like it will stay put through years of use (also unlike other shoes I've bought before). Materials and craftsmanship are both excellent.
Overall: These are good all-around shoes. They have performed very well on slabs, vertical, overhangs, and weird gym routes. They may be a little too stiff for some people, but I find it to be the perfect amount of support for me. I have not tried these in cracks, but I can imagine the toe shape might hurt a bit. So far I am loving these shoes. They're my new go-to pair(s)!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
These Scarpas have a super-supportive sole that's great for foot jams and crack climbing. I've also used them on slabs, overhangs, indoor routes... You name it. They're my go-to shoes. There's also a little ledge on the back for heal hooking, and it works really well!
Overall- very sturdy option, but definitely an aggressive angle. A great intermediate/advanced shoe.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
I've had a chance to use these shoes both at the gym and at the crag. They perform equally well in either setting. The aggressiveness of the toe angle is really nice for steep routes and tiny chips and they have a solid heel for hooking and jamming. They run a little wider than Sportivas which is nice if the width of your foot is little bigger, like mine. My only complaint, albeit small, is that the heel is a little deep and occasionally suctions on and off. It's not a big deal and happens infrequently but when it does happen it's annoying.
Scarpa Feroce Climbing Shoe
This is a good solid shoe with good edges...if it fits you right. i have found that it sizes a little small in length and is built for a wider foot. my first pair was my normal European size and it was way to small, i couldn't even fit my heel in so i sold them to a friend who they fit perfectly and he loves them. i bought a second pair the next size up and i could cram my foot in but i had space in width and pulling the straps tighter didn't solve that. but for the short time i did climb in the the serviced me well.
Scarpa Feroce Climbing Shoe - Vibram XS
These are some high quality shoes. Not super aggressive asymmetry make them perfect for people with slightly longer toes. All in all, a great pair of shoes. I will buy a new pair for sure, when they give out.
almost...but not quite
I wanted to love these shoes, but in the end things didn't work out. Sized half a size down from my street shoe, the toe box felt just about perfect, but were a little too tight around my small toe. Still, I would have kept these shoes except the heel was way too deep for me; the rubber squished in at least half a cm before it reached my heel. So for now, I'm sticking with my miuras.
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My Favorite Shoe
The first time I slipped these on at the crag, I fell in love. I had previously worn Sportivas and dealt with the uncomfortable fit. These shoes, however, went on and felt super snug but not uncomfortable. They fit my foot perfectly and I hope they never stop making them. I have just purchased my THIRD pair of feroces. Pair one has been re-soled twice and is about to be permanently retired, and pair two is about to be re-soled for the first time to become the gym shoe. I also have recently purchased a pair of the Vapor V's. I like them alot, but they're just not the same. I think that the features that set the Feroce apart from the Vapor are the rubber on top of the toe and the three velcro straps. My foot doesn't feel as secure in the Vapor when toe or heel hooking because of the lack of these features. But like I said I still like the Vapor.
Back to the main point: If you want a great shoe, check these out.
Made me a Believer
Before this shoe, I was exclusively a La Sportiva guy. Katana's, Muira, Solutions were all my go to shoes. I decided to try on this shoe and I liked the fit a lot. I'd warn however that if you get this shoe to fit correctly, you should really cut your toenails religiously. The angle of the top of the shoe will snag your nails if you aren't careful. At any rate, this shoe lasted quite a while of outdoor and indoor climbing, and made me rethink just going to La Sportiva. I will definitely be looking at Scarpas in the future.
Different from the 2008 model
Same great edginess and grip, no ridge for heel-hooking, but I didn't find it that useful on the 2008 model anywya. I bought this shoe to replace my 2008 version (had them resoled twice)- these have been my favorite climbing shoes. Smith climbing, bouldering, gym climbing, I love them for everything but smearing.
However, even though I bought the exact same size as my previous pair (which took about 3 weeks to break in and are still quite snug), they arrived too big by perhaps a full size. Both were size 42s, but the new version is already too big for me.
Definitely need to try these on in a store before buying on line- inconsistent sizing between the two models.
same fit in my opinion
i have had three pairs of the feroce's and i love them. I wont wear anything else for sport. edging is amazing and now that they went back to there original heel the shoe can now heel hook. Way to go scarpa. Also you cant go wrong with Backcountry.com there amazing.
Totally different than the other Scarpa Feroce
first off, i am wearing it straight out of the box. right now.
i bought these shoes a little over a year ago, but they were the non-vibram xs version. after thrashing them and breaking them in very painfully, i debated if i should get a different shoe. i tried the boosters but it didnt have the neat little space for the toes like these shoes did. so i got the same ones, except i thought i needed a 1/2 euro size up since the last ones were so dang uncomfortably tight. a couple days ago the larger size arrived. i tried them on and uh-oh... they fit like i wanted them to fit... if they were stretched out! did that mean i needed the same size?
back country hooked me up with a free-shipping exchange. i got them and i just want to say, they are really tight, but i can tell these are going to be heaven-on-earth fitting climbing shoes! the heel even fits better! the leather seems more supple and the shoe is more of my foot-shape than the last pair. in fact, the last pair seemed like it was really tough to break in. it was super painful to even put on.
anyway, i'm super happy. and i cant stop grinning.
bottom line: these feroces dont fit like the ones before. they're better.
Great shoe, but hard to fit
i've been climbing in these shoes for about a month now and love them! edging is amazing and the rubber is super sticky. i really appreciate the stiff bottoms, especially outdoors on full day climbs. my climbing partner has noticed the difference in my climbing and now he wants a pair too.
on a recent trip outdoors, i switched to my old shoes (evolv defys which treated me really well) because we'd been climbing all day and i couldn't stand the pain of putting the scarpas back on. it didn't take more than a minute to regret my decision. it really made me realize how well the scarpas perform and how much they add to my climbing. in my old shoes, my feet fatigued from edging on the small stuff and they were sensitive to the pointy rock. the toe on the scarpas fit nicely into small pockets and are stiff enough to hold the move without a lot of effort from you. and did i mention the edging?! seriously amaing. yeah, it's that good.
however, i've had a terrible time getting the right size, and am still considering sizing up. they have a more aggressive fit than my old shoes, which i'm ok with, but i'm not sure they fit my foot right. i have wide feet with square-ish toes and i think they would fit better if my toes tapered like most peoples do (similar to the shape of the shoes). also, the heel is a bit roomy, except right at the top opening which is very tight on the achilles (doesn't seem to affect my climbing, but is a bit annoying). these are a really great shoe, and will get five stars if i can get the fit right.
How does the fit compare to the Instinct lace?
I am a size 10 street shoe; what is the recommended Feroce size? 42 or 42.5?
Honestly, a size 43 might be best. I'm a 10 street shoe and tried the 43. My toes were smashed and I couldn't handle it. You might have better luck.
how does the fit compare to the vapor v?...
how does the fit compare to the vapor v? I wear a size 11 street shoe and a size 10 in the vapor v
The Scarpa Vapor V is going to have a little more of an agressive downturn and assymetrical curvature than the Feroce, but overall they should size about the same. I would recommend sticking with a 10 with this shoe.
how do you size the shoes? I wear a 43 in...
how do you size the shoes? I wear a 43 in scarpa force. street shoe is a 11(us). how should I size them?
I would get the size 43. I wear these in the same size as my Force which (same as you) I went down 1.5 sizes from my street shoe.
Paul. Are you saying to get a size 9.5 then? you said that you went down 1.5 size from street shoe?
Hey guys, I'm looking to buy these shoes...
Hey guys, I'm looking to buy these shoes and was wondering what size may be good for me? I'd like a performance fit. Here are my sizes in some other shoes for reference:
VMile - 40.5/8
Dragon - 43/9
Five ten teams - 9.5
Boreal krypto - 40.5
sportiva solution - 40.5/41
any advice would be heavily appreciated, thanks!
The Scarpa sizing chart is pretty spot on. Go with 1/2 size smaller than your normal shoe size for a tight, but not too tight fit. The rubber over the toe keeps you from being able to go to small and crunch your toes up in the box.
I would second Ryan's response . This model is not going to stretch a whole lot. 41 may be good for you .