A trad climber's delight.

Scarpa designed its Techno X Climbing Shoe to excel on practically any route you throw it on, from vertical, technical sport climbs to trad routes with cracks and slabs. While the technical flat-lasted construction makes this shoe comfortable for all-day climbing on the big walls, its Bi-Tension active randing system provides maximum power on your toe without cramming them down. And its flat toe profile ensures you can jam your foot in the smallest cracks with the utmost comfort. Perforated suede leather provides comfort and breathability, and microsuede overlays add durability. Its Flexan 1.4 midsole keeps the shoe stiff for quality edging and increased support, and the Vibram XS Edge rubber offers incredible grip and durability so you can smear slabby sections with confidence for many seasons. Scarpa left this shoe unlined for an increased sensitivity, which is something you appreciate when you're climbing on slippery, dime-sized edges.

  • Suede upper with microsuede overlays
  • Asymmetrical lacing system
  • Flat toe profile
  • Flexan 1.4 midsole
  • Vibram XS Edge rubber
  • Unlined
  • Bi-Tension active randing system
  • Technical flat-lasted construction

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Has anyone else had problems with the technos being slippery? I bought a pair, they fit great, but had so little friction that when I used them at the climbing gym I was unable to do many smeary climbs that I am used to doing with my old scarpa helixes

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Hey Lucas,

If you are not digging the rubber on the Techno X but still want a flat lasted laceup that performs well, you might check out the Five Ten Stonelands Laceup, Item# FVT1996. They use Stealth C4, which you can't beat for friction and edging.

I wear Scarpa Vapor V size 44.5. Should I...

I wear Scarpa Vapor V size 44.5. Should I get the same size in these?

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I would go with the same size you wear in the Vapor V. I just sent you an email as well in regards to sizing and order options we have to help accommodate you in getting the perfect size.

5 5

Versatility on the rocks.

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

I'm a huge fan of switching shoes every time my previous pair blows out, but I think I might stick with the Scarpa Techno X climbing shoe for the rest of my life. I got these versatile shoes two weeks ago and I've already put them through the wringer. The first place I took them to was the West Sawtooths, and they performed better than I expected.

So far, these are the best shoes I've climbed with whether I'm climbing crack, slab, or techy faces. They edge, smear, and jam so comfortably that I can wear them for days, so multipitches aren't a problem.

Expect a half-size stretch.

5 5

Performance, comfort, versatility!

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

Scarpa has clearly taken their time with this one and Heinz Mariacher, the shoe designer, has designed one hell of a shoe.

The easiest way to describe this shoe would be to say it's where the La Sportiva TC Pro meets the Scarpa Vapor VS Lace. This shoe has the comfort and all day multi-pitching ability of the TC pro but with a precise and conformed fit like that of the Vapor. The "active randing" technology used in this shoe provides hard precision in the toe, a well fitting heel, without the hard aggressive downturn in the toebox. Imagine a non-to-slightly aggressive Solution but with the same form fitting.

The toe box is narrow in profile and cams wonderfully in cracks. It has a small protective layer of rubber which keeps the shoe lasting longer. The flat last allows for precise and friction filled slab climbing, but with significant edging ability.

Although the shoe material is leather - their is so much rubber that forms the rand and on the toe box that it doesn't seem to stretch out much so fit true to size - maybe half size down for more aggressive fit.