Why We Like The Scarpa Helix Climbing Shoe
When comfort is of utmost importance, we lace into the Scarpa Helix Climbing Shoe. The flat profile, passive rand, cushioned heel, and padded tongue keep comfort high, while the hardwearing Vibram XS Edge rubber and full-length midsole give us support that still flexes for climbing versatility.
- Comfort-focused climbing shoe for beginners and guides alike
- Flat profile and padded heel deliver all-day comfort
- Full-length Vibram XS Edge rubber for lasting grip
- Medium-stiff midsole balances support and flexibility
- Unlined suede upper will stretch about a full size
- Lace closure lets you cinch out dead space
- Padded tongue relieves pressure from laces
- Item #SCR003C
- Upper Material
- 1.8mm suede
- medium stiff, full-length nylon (1.4mm)
- 4mm Vibram XS Edge
- Manufacturer Warranty
- limited 1 year
- Claimed Weight
- [single, size 38] 7.1oz
- Asymmetrical Curvature
- ED (narrow, women's specific)
5 based on 1 ratings
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September 28, 2020
Favorite Outdoor Climbing Shoe for Years
- I've put it through the wringer
- Size Bought:
I finally shredded the sole on my purple and grey Scarpa Helix's that were 3+ years old after heavy use on local sport and trad crags. I love the Helix shoe so much I will be getting the old ones re-soled, but bought the new orange model on sale to see if there were any changes. The shoe has stayed true in comfort and shape with a few upgrades that make it even better. The comfort level of these shoes has no competition when you're spending a day on the rock. The fit is snug but my toes only feel slightly cramped after an hour or two of constant wear. Scarpa is great for those with narrow heels; no slippage or stretch occurs at the heel cup. Despite a full leather shoe, there is little to no break in and they do not stretch much. Buy them true to size. The lacing system allows for adjusting as needed. I did notice the toe on the new shoe is slightly more pointed to allow for better contact on smeary foot-holds. The previous model was a pretty rounded toe with less stick on tougher climbs. I also love the oversized heel loops that help pull them on and a wider, more comfortable tongue. The stitching on the new model seems more reinforced throughout and the rubber now has a denser platform on the ball of the foot and heel. This makes them a little stiffer but more supportive and dependable overall. Highly recommended essential shoe for roped climbs, but not agressive enough for bouldering or highly technical climbs.
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