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Scarpa Helix Climbing Shoe - Women's

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    Classic shoes for classic climbs.

    The Women's Helix Climbing Shoe is Scarpa's all-time classic that's seen ascents from Moonlight Buttress to Astroman. With a flat profile and relatively symmetric shape, this shoe is extremely comfortable on long multi-pitches. Its suede upper stretches slightly to conform to your foot, and the Flexan midsole gives ultra thin support suitable for intermediates in the gym. The Helix's updates include a padded tongue for comfier crack climbing, and a Vibram XS Edge rubber sole that stays grippy for multiple seasons.

    • Suede upper
    • Padded tongue
    • Flexan midsole
    • Vibram XS Edge rubber sole
    • Item #SCR003C

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    suede
    Closure
    lace
    Midsole
    Flexan (1.4mm)
    Rubber
    Vibram XS Edge (3.5mm)
    Last
    ED (narrow, women's specific)
    Profile
    flat
    Asymmetrical Curvature
    medium
    Claimed Weight
    [single, size 38] 7.1 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    "Real Purdy"

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I picked these up for my girlfriend, and here's what she had to say:

    "I got a full size smaller than my street shoe and I think I'm happy with that decision. I've only used them for two gym sessions but I can tell a difference in fit already. I wanted something that would be more comfortable for longer days and it looks like these will do the trick. Also, they are real purdy. They were great for most routes under 5.11, but won't get enough purchase on tiny footholds. But that wasn't my goal for them, so I'm happy."

    The Perfect Shoe to Start

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 36.6
    • Height: 5'2"
    • Weight: 100lbs

    My boyfriend had been climbing for years and asking me to give it a fair shot a few times before totally ruling it out. This had been going on for months when he bought me a pair of the Helix's and said that if I still don't like it after trying it with proper shoes, that he would return them and drop the subject.

    After my first day in these shoes, I fell in love with climbing. It's true when people say shoes make all the difference, and I think that these shoes are the PERFECT jumping off point for any new climber!

    I wear a size 6(US) in street shoes, and purchased the 36.5. The lining took a handful of small climbs and an extensive all-day climbing excursion before they started to feel like they weren't even on my feet, but I'd say the fit is still pretty comfy even before breaking them in! I've been climbing for months in these, and when my feet sweat I still get a bit of orange coloring on my toes but that really doesn't bother me. I also love the lace-up option because it allows me to give just enough room for some thin socks for colder climbing days.

    They're very easy to hang out in between climbs since they're casual, but I still feel that the toe performs better than I'd expect from a non-aggressive shoe! They've kept me confident on smears, heel-hooks, & tiny footholds, all while allowing me to avoid the trouble of constantly swapping shoes between climbs.

    As someone that's fallen hard for climbing in such a short amount of time, I really have to credit these shoes (and my boyfriend) for my change in heart. They've given me the confidence I never thought I'd have to tackle such an incredible and liberating sport.

    The Perfect Shoe to Start

    Great all-around shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 38.5

    I've worn these for over a year after destroying the La Sportivas I got when I first started climbing. When I bought them, I was initially looking to upgrade to something more aggressive, but everything I tried hurt my feet, so I figured I'd give these a chance and I'm glad I did. They're not so much a beginner shoe as a classic shoe for anyone: simple but comfortable and they get the job done. Solid smearing, secure edging, stiff enough that my feet don't get tired on multi-pitch, but sensitive enough that I can feel what I'm stepping on, and they don't pop off during heel hooks. I don't do much bouldering, so if that's your deal, I don't know if they're aggressive enough for you, but for trad and sport on a variety of rock, these things are versatile and won't hold you back. They run a little small: I wear a 7 in most street shoes, but needed a 38.5 in these to get the right balance of performance vs. lack-of-pain. But they suit the shape of my foot, which is low-volume and narrow and the heel cup hugs my heel so nicely it's spoiled me for any other shoe, climbing or otherwise. They haven't stretched much in all this time but they did mold more to my feet after 3-4 wearings. The rubber has held up well and just now needs resoling after climbing indoors & outdoors 2-3 times a week for a year. Only downside is the orange dye will stain your feet for the first few wearings, but it's such a fun color, it's worth it!

    Cute practical beginner shoe

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 37
    • Height: 5'1"
    • Weight: 101lbs

    I'll admit, it was initially the bright contrasting colors that attracted me to these. I'm a newer climber and had been borrowing gear until purchasing these shoes. It was between this and the La Sportiva Tarantulace. I tried both on at my local outdoors store before purchasing and ended up going with this shoe because the fit was more comfortable for my foot shape and it looked more appealing to me. So far, I've only been using them at the gym and they've worked pretty well with both bouldering and climbing. I feel a lot more confident in my footwork and they've become more comfortable over time as I break them in. The only thing is they feel a little weird in the heel, but it's a minor discomfort that you get used to. Looking forward to seeing how they do outdoors!


    EDIT: After having tried these outdoors with more climbing experience, I have to say I'm a little disappointed. Really sensitive (feels painful on sandstone) and the sole isn't very sticky. On a lead climb, I had a minor moment of panic when I almost lost my footing in a place that wasn't particularly sketchy. I also thought these would stretch a lot more and they have hardly stretched at all! My feet are a little wider in the toe box and because of how tight these are, my feet hurt long after I've finished climbing for the day. They also feel uncomfortable in the gym from time to time. Not for me.

    They are starting to grow on me.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 37

    I just started climbing this summer. Still only been a few times. These shoes are great though.
    -I purchased a size 37 and I wear a size 6 in street shoes.
    -I expect these shoes to stretch out a bit after using them since they are all suede.
    -They already feel a lot better than the first day I wore them.
    -I love the lace closure because I feel that it forms to my feet better.
    -The lacing does take a lot longer to put on and off compared to velcro but I don't mind spending the extra time for comfort.
    -The sole seems to grip pretty well as I can tell now.
    -The cushion tongue is super comfy.
    -I have started to leave them on while I belay.

    GREAT BEGINNER SHOE!!!!

    They are starting to grow on me.

    Great shoes

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 5'10"

    Lots of sizing options. I'm new to climbing but like shoes that don't totally kill my feet so I sized up. I normally wear a size 8 and I went with a 8 2/3 and I like them!