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Edge your way into the climbing world with the Veloce.
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I love these shoes. I wear them a half size smaller than my normal shoe size and they formed to my feet well. Fairly stiff, great for edging, and they seem to be able to hold on any of the small nubbins that I put them up to (the kind where you don't think it'll work, you try it anyway, and seconds later you're standing to the next hold). Love the XS rubber in comparison to others I have tried. Definitely a harder feel that seems more solid to me when you're trying to hold something. The only negative is that after 2 seasons of use the velcro has lost its ability to hold, but that's an easy fix and they've gone through many on/off cycles. I have heard people say that the sizing is weird with Scarpas, so you might have to know your scarpa size or try on a couple before you find the right fit. For me though, the half size down worked great after a brief break in period.
thick sole: can't feel the holds
poor velcro design: looks like there's too much fabric or something
So not really recommended unless you're climbing easy stuff with big foot holds or use them as warm up shoes which is what I do now.
I'm really used to Sportiva's Miura n Venom so I can feel the holds a lot. Probably just takes to get used to it...
Fit weird on my weird feet
I got these because they fit well in the store and climbed pretty well but after they finished stretching out they really hurt my big toe 'my feet are weird shaped'. I also couldn't get them to tighten down enough with out the metal loop the strap goes through digging into the top of my foot. Maybe I was asking to much performance out of these guys for what they are intended for, not to aggressive. But they were really easy to get on and off. They would be good for people beginning and that don't have weird feet. The Scarpa Visions fit my feet really well and I can dial them better for the circumstances.