The horizontal world is overrated.
You dream of a life lived solely in the vertical world where work is a couple pitches below, projects are a couple pitches above, and even the grocery store is a traverse away. If you're going to spend the rest of your life up there, you're going to need a comfy pair of shoes with a harmonious blend of comfort and performance. Despite its slight asymmetry and flat profile, the Scarpa Women's Force V Climbing Shoe is surprisingly performance-driven for how comfy it feels. Sure it isn't going to succeed on the steep overhangs, but it can handle slab, crack, and vertical edging like a champ. The Vibram XS Edge rubber sole assures solid traction for seasons, and the V-Tension Active Randing maintains a solid profile throughout. How's that for harmonious?
- Harmonious blend of comfort and performance in one climbing shoe
- Technical, flat-lasted performance edges, smears, and jams
- Vibram XS Edge rubber sole gives soft, long-lasting traction
- Suede upper stretches to conform to your foot even more comfort
- Item #SCR004R
- Q & A
Comfortable Climbing Shoes?
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 38
Yes, it's true. They exist. These are like little pillows for your feet. Okay, no they're not. BUT they are, by far, the most comfortable climbing shoe I've ever owned, and if you're about climbing as much as you're about drinking a few beers at the crag, don't need the most aggressive shoe ever, and really dig comfort and ease of access; throw these on your puppies. I also like that Scarpa understands how your climbing shoe should fit, so if you're a street 7.5, the 38 will fit snug, as a climbing shoe should fit. Don't feel the need to size down. I still prefer a more aggressive downturn on harder routes, but these are plenty sticky and responsive for most of my climbing, and I love the fact that I don't want to cry while wearing them.