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Scarpa Force X Climbing Shoe

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15 Reviews


Comfort and performance are no longer sworn enemies.

From three-hour gym sessions to your first 5.11 lead, strap on the Scarpa Men's Force X Climbing Shoe for reliable performance that won't crush your piggies into a pulp. The innovative V-tension system allows for a more comfortable extended toe position that still supplies enough power that you can confidently stand on tiny edges and glassy smears. Add in the sticky Vibram XS Edge rubber and the convenient dual power-strap closure, and all you have left to do is get stoked and crush.

  • Unlined suede uppers with a partial Vellutina lining provide a snug fit out of the box that won't stretch over time
  • Dual power strap closure is fast, secure, and convenient
  • Scarpa's V-tension system reduces pressure and compression in the toe-box for a more extended and comfortable toe position while providing maximum power
  • Vibram XS Edge rubber confidently sticks to the smallest of features
  • Moderate asymmetrical curvature makes the Force X an ideal all-day shoe, bridging the gap between performance and comfort
  • Padded tongue increases comfort
  • Item #SCR0261

Tech Specs

Upper Material
Vibram XS Edge
Claimed Weight
[single, size 40] 8.9oz
Recommended Use
sport climbing, trad climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Tech Specs

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Perfect fit

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

My first pair of climbing shoes and can’t not be happier with my purchase. These Scarpas are dang near perfect for me, with not only fit but the comfort is on point. Backcountry made finding my correct fit super easy with the help of their experts on all of their offered gear! Beyond happy...

Hope you don't need your Achilles...

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

Wear a 7.5-8 U.S. women's street shoe/hiker, depending on manufacturer. Have a pair of lace-up Helix, 'men's' style, in a 40. I am not destroying my feet for climbing shoes and I size UP on everything. Just enough to get my toes together with the tiniest bit of pressure on the tips. If you can see your toe knuckles through the leather, you're nuts! But, to each his/er own. Anyway, I bought these in a 40, and honestly they were perfect...until I tried to point my toe. The depth of the heel cup is one thing, but the wrap-around rubber kept it from flexing AT ALL. Now, this is obviously just anatomy and one cannot change it. The rubber was thick and edgy and the downturn and asymmetry are minimal. They tend to cut the women' s heel cup shallower, so I am trying them in the women's version. So, 4 stars for a try-on review.

Comfort and technical ability

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

These shoes are great shoes when you get the correct fit. They have good rubber that has plenty to it to last you a long time but still offer good grip. They are a great shoe that will allow you to progress and improve while providing a more experience climber plenty of performance for most climbing. They fit true to size.

Update 1 Year Later

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 190lbs

Shoe is still going strong! I cant believe I dont need a re-sole yet, that is pretty exciting. Will probably get one after this season though.

I do have some updates on fit. Normally I am a size 43 in running shoes, mountaineering boots, etc. I got this shoe in a 42.5 and it felt great. The Scarpa rep goes a full size down to get even more sensitivity. My toes are ever so slightly curled but, the top suede allows it to be pretty comfortable. I wore them climbing the Grand this past weekend and they seriously hurt by the end of the trip. My feet were swollen which is why but, I think if I was going to get another shoe like this I would get a 43. The 43 climbing shoe would fill that void where I cant really get away with climbing in an approach shoe but, dont need a shoe that is as sensitive as the 42.5 is for me which is generally great on more technical climbs.

Update 1 Year Later

Awesome All-around Shoe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 46
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Weight: 225lbs

I have no complaints, at all. An excellent shoe for the gym or crag. Awesome shoe for mixed climbing outdoors. Padding is excellent and grip is great!

great shoe

  • Fit: Runs large

Scarpa seems to have changed sizing again. If you are ordering you can try another FF last shoe(Reflex or Helix) to size it right. I've been a 38 for years but 39 was right this time.

Great Comfortable Trad Shoe

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 200lbs

Ive been using the Mythos for years, it was my first shoe and this was the second one I have ever tried. It is slightly more aggressive but, by no means an aggressive shoe just a little more down turned.

It gave me incredible confidence on slab. Could be cause they are new but, I think it was just the rubber to be honest. Used them crack climbing, same thing, felt great and stable in there.

The upper part has some padding which makes them very comfortable for cracks. Once you get them on you can feel this extra cushion which is just awesome.

I am a 43.0 in their mountaineering boots, got these in a 42. Hurt at first but, will stretch to fit appropriately.

Great Comfortable Trad Shoe

Great shoe for every climber

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

I was very impressed with this shoe, after looking into the 5.10 Anasazi shoes and these I am very happy I went with the force x shoes. I have never been a fan of aggressive shoes just because of how I climb, but I didn't want a shoe that would put my feet flat on the ground. This shoe was the perfect medium. It is comfortable enough for longer multi-pitch climbs, or long sessions at the gym, yet aggressive enough to get your boulder fix. I have heard complaints about the vibram sole being slippery, I haven't experienced this myself so far so I don't see it being an issue in the future. Wether its your first or your 100th shoe this is a great shoe for all climbers of all experience levels.

Good comfy gym shoe.

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

Highly recommended for anyone looking for a shoe that is comfy to wear for multiple hours at the gym. They are a little down-turned, but not enough to label them as an aggressive shoe. Good for beginner climbers or anyone looking for a good shoe to train in the gym in.

Comfortable mid range performance shoe

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

I bought a pair of the Force X's sized large enough to wear all day to be my all day long trad shoe. They perform well (although not as aggressively as my Katanas) are comfortable, well built, and seem like they'll hold up. They're exactly what I was looking for.

This is a longer term review now that I've had many months in this shoe. This has actually become my go to shoe. It is very precise, carries a good balance between sensitivity and stiffness and is comfortable enough to wear all day. I've actually started wearing these in situations where I would have reached for my Katana's. I'm highly surprised by how much I love them.

I wear the equivalent of my standard shoe size. They fit comfortably. I just wore them for 10 straight hours climbing a 10 pitch route in the sierra with just a little toe pain just before taking them off and ridging to get down from the summit.

Great shoe but insecure rubber

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I really wanted to like this shoe: I love the Scarpa fit and this shoe is super comfy for all day multi-pitch trad. It also performed well on sport routes including 5.12 sends. However, I kept finding that I would slip in the most unlikely places on friction holds (stems, slabs) that I would never have doubted. At first I thought it must be in my head, but finally compared by climbing the same route with other shoes. Only ForceX tended to slip on some footholds where my other shoes were absolutely solid. I admit I'm a bit confused by this: has no one else had problems with slippery rubber on Scarpas? Maybe I got my pair from a bad batch???

Climbed in these for about a year in the Gym. These will pop off holds when least expected. I climbed in them today and popped off a hold when I removed a little pressure. I get this if I change pressure or angle on some holds.

Very comfortable and good for climbing

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

What they call the v-tension system I call comfortable toes that are still precise and powerful. I can wear these for hours and have lately on some multipitches.

They are decent performance not super tweaked in the toes for hanging on overhangs, just great for everything.