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Power, comfort, and convenience.

Scarpa built the Vapor V for powerful, technical climbing where precise foot control is absolutely essential. The Vapor V uses 4mm Vibram XS Grip2 rubber for optimum feel and grip. The soft, double-stitched, suede uppers conform to the shape of your foot and stand up to tons of abuse, and the hook-and-loop closures make it easy to get in and out while ensuring a precise fit.

  • Unlined uppers will stretch about a half size
  • Discontinued Vibram XS Grip2 rubber soles for serious friction
  • Dual hook-and-loop straps for easy on and off

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4 5

Great shoe, runs small

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small

I wear a size 39.5 in La Sportiva's Tarantulace and street size 8.5 in women's shoes. I ordered a size 40 and it was way too small. I should've gotten a 42. Other than that, it had a good curvature. I also liked the velcro. I can't comment on how sticky it is since I returned the shoe after it wouldn't fit. I think if the shoe fits, it would've been pretty awesome

4 5

Nice shoe!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

This is my first Scarpa climbing shoe, it fit me well ;]

5 5

Perfect

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are as comfortable as an advanced shoe could be. When I bought them, they were too tight, but after a month using them, they stretched to a perfect size. They will stretch about 0.5 US size and between 0.5 and 1 EUR. If you see these on sale, don't think twice, get them!

5 5

Awesome Shoes

Man, these are so much better than the old pair of mad rocks that I started with. The xs grip rubber is super sticky and I thing La sportiva uses it for their shoes to. I wear a size 9 street shoe and ordered a 40.5. which I admit, is pretty freaking small and it was horrible breaking them in, but I can stand on anything. If I would do it again I would size up 1/2 a size just for more comfort, but these are great shoes. Especially for the price on sale!

Awesome Shoes

I'm trying to get into rock climbing, but...

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I'm trying to get into rock climbing, but i'm a teenager and kinda poor at the moment :P I was wondering if these shoes would work for a beginner, and if they would be a shoe i could use for a long time.

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I would recommend something less aggressive like Evlov Defys or 5.10 Rogues.

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I agree, But these shoes are very durable, and can be used for along time. But a softer shoe may be good to start out with

So I just got my pair in... I ordered a...

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So I just got my pair in... I ordered a size 9 (42), and they feel extremely tight. I have a pair of 5.10 mocassyms, which were a size 9, but not sure about EU sizing. I understand these will stretch a bit, but they are borderline painful to wear right now. They seem like an awesome shoe, and I can't wait to get into them, just want to go about it the right way.

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Climbing shoe sizing, unfortunately, is pretty subjective and varies wildly from brand to brand and even shoe to shoe. At one point I had Five Ten shoes in size 10, 9, and 8 for the same pair of feet. Right now, I wear a 43 street shoe and a 41 climbing shoe.

I wish I could be more helpful, but honestly you just have to figure out what size works for you; you can't really guess based on your foot size or street shoe size. One thing I've done before is to order a shoe in the size you think you need, as well as one size above and below, and then send back the ones that don't work. Or try them on in a store and then order online. Good luck!

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btw, I tend to wear a size 9-9.5 in street shoes, which confuses me even more that they are so tight.

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So I sized down 1.5-2 full sizes from my street shoe when I bought these. The first time climbing in them was borderline torturous honesty. The left was so tight that any flex at all seemed like my foot was in a vise. That first day I continued to wear them for short periods of time and walk around a bit and take them off, repeat ect. and did couple days of short routes that were not too demanding. After the third day out they broke in dramatically, and after about 10 days out, they fit perfectly and I love them! Hang in there, they will be your favorite shoes in no time!

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I sized these down 2 sizes after determining 1 size down would stretch too much. They were brutal at the start and I was scared to even let go of the bouldering wall because landing on the pads hurt so badly. After about 2 months of light climbing (1-2 a week) theyre perfect. Absolutely perfect. I still take them off when not climbing.

5 5

Just a great shoe

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I do only indoor climbing, and these shoes rock. They have a nice and sticky sole, and they fit my feet perfectly (usually climb in Evolv). The heel cup is a little big and takes getting use to, but I love it. This shoe will stretch a half size. Its a great shoe for hours of climbing.

So there are two links to this shoe on the...

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So there are two links to this shoe on the website, one of the has a larger variety of sizes then the other one, which one is right? http://www.backcountry.com/scarpa-vapor-v-climbing-shoe-mens-xs-edge

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These two shoes actually have different soles. This one has the grip sole, which is a slightly softer sole that is good for friction climbing (Little Cottonwood Canyon, Yosemite). The other one that you gave the link for has the edge sole. The edge is harder and doesn't wear down as fast and is better for face climbing (Smith Rock, Ten Sleep Canyon) .

So I tried these on and a 43 is perfect...

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So I tried these on and a 43 is perfect on my foot. Question is, how much will they bag out and should I downsize them from what feels great on my foot? 42.5 will probably have my toes knuckled up a bit. Not sure which way to go on these. I tried the Vapor lace ups on in a 42.5 and they feel a half size too small as well. Just not sure if they will bag out a bit or stretch length wise to accommodate my longer foot. Help?

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The leather in them should stretch out eventually. Synthetic materials don't stretch. the size down should work for you

3 5

Good, but...

I actually love the fit and performance of the shoe. However, the velcro wore out way before the rubber did. I stopped wearing these outside because the velcro straps would come undone mid boulder problem. If they fix the velcro I would definitely buy these again.

Vapor V's Spidy Climb

Vapor V's Spidy Climb

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They have incredible grip, I was able to practically grab the wall upside down and keep me from sliding out of smear

How much can i expect thees to stretch, i...

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How much can i expect thees to stretch, i had a pair of LA SPORTIVA Tarantulas and they stretched about 1.5 sizes.

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With a full suede upper, you can expect significant stretch. it may not be 1.5 sizes like your Tarantulas, but it will be a lot.

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The Vapor V shoe is not a full suede upper. It uses Lorica in the Toe box which doesn't really stretch that much.

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half to a whole size, downsize till they hurt a little if you want them to stay aggressive

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half to a whole size, downsize till they hurt a little if you want them to stay aggressive

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I have a pair, You can expect them to stretch about 1 full size. I have a pair of the lace ups too, they only stretch about 1/4 size.

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I've been wearing them for about 2 months (3/5 times a week in the gym) and haven't had much stretch at all. I sized them pretty tight expecting them to break in but they've remained pretty tight. Compared to Muira VS I usually wear they barely break in at all.

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Did you go from Tarantulas to Vapors? Im thinking about doing the same, how did you find the sizing?

Got these shoes a few days ago and love...

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Got these shoes a few days ago and love them, but have noticed that the lycra over my right index toe has thined and started to tear a hole into the material. Was wondering if anyone else has had this same problem.

Thomas: i thinks it's a combination of toe hooking and a rather tight fit with the shoe. It hasn't gotten nay worse since the initial wear. Talked to the people at scarpa they seemed rather boggled by it as well. But as long at it doesn't get any worse I'm not giving these shoes up. Love em.

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I've seen it happen to a couple people, but on the other hand I know people who have been rocking those shoes with no problem for much longer. I haven't seen it happen in just a few days though. Is the wear from tons of toe hooking, or is it just wear and tear that's causing the lycra to rip?

5 5

Scarpa Vapor V

To start off with, The shoes i had before these were the La Sportiva Katanas which did me well until the had stretch out too much and the nose had worn down to the point where there was a hole in the nose.
I have the the Vapor V for about a month now and they have not failed me once. Super strong nose, very nice, snug, and tight but not uncomfortable fit. I do lots of bouldering and usually lead climbing( all indoors due to it being florida) and it works great all around. If you want to know about sizing make sure if your going with from La Sportiva to Scarpa, to size either equal or half a size up or down. I had to return my size and go the same size as my katanas due to half a size smaller feeling like a bear trap on my toes.

How do these compare to anasazis? i wear...

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How do these compare to anasazis? i wear 8.5 is anasazis with a 10/ 10.5 street shoe. would a 9 be good for me for tight performance fitting?

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I found five ten and scarpa to fit very differently. Scarpa seems to have a more narrow toe box. I'd try some on somewhere before you buy.

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Dan,

I wore Anasazis in my street shoe size of 8.5, now I wear my Vapors in a 7.5. Both fit me pretty well and I have a slightly wider foot.

4 5

bad build quality?

first off, i LOVE these shoes. they fit my wide foot perfectly, and the heel stays on better than any other shoe i've worn, but the main strap has basically deteriorated where the velcro meets at the buckle. hopefully the lace up vapors are shaped the same, since they will probably be my next pair. anyone else had this problem?

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How long have you had them?

5 5

You'll fall in love

Picked these up about a week ago. I'm a 8.5 street and originally sized down 1.5 sizes (39.5), but ultimately went with 1 size down from street (40). The 39.5 was a bit too tight for my liking, and it was a 2 man job to get them on and off. The 40 is perfect. Still tight and my toes are jammed just right. Climbed in them all weekend and they haven't stretched much, staying pretty true to size. They're great for edging and provide tons of control. My fav shoe.

5 5

scarpa vapor v's are awesome

i have tried on alot of shoes but when i tried these on, they were the perfect fit! i love em. comfy shoes and have that medium aggresive arch for bouldering and rope climbing. 10 out of 10!!

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