Why We Like The Instinct SR Climbing Shoe
The Scarpa Instinct S Climbing Shoe combines a downturned toe with the convenience of a slip-on design to get you sending quickly. To top it off, Scarpa added a super sticky Vibram XS Grip 2 sole and wrapped the rubber over the toe to give you an edge on the steepest routes out there.
- Unlined synthetic uppers will stretch about a half size
- Down-turned toe for better performance on overhanging routes
- Reinforced Elastic Band offers snug fit and reduced stretch
- Slip on design ideal for bouldering and gym climbing
- Item #SCR008P
- Upper Material
- microsuede, Reinforced Elastic Band
- Flexan (1mm)
- Vibram XS Grip 2
- moderate downturn
- Asymmetrical Curvature
- Claimed Weight
- [single] 6.5oz (40EU)
- Recommended Use
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 1 year
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What do you think about this product?
April 25, 2020
Really loving these slips
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- True to size
- Size Bought
- 5` 8"
- 155 lbs
I decided to give these Scarpas a shot. I wanted a super sticky shoe for bouldering and sport climbing. So far they feel great for this purpose. I have wide flipper feet and these are not super wide, but I would not say my foot is being smashed width-wise. They are very comfy, especially for their level of performance. I sized basically the same as my street shoe size. 9.5 US and i got a size 42.5 and that sizing feels perfect for me. They have not broken in yet and are definitely snug, but I was not in any pain while climbing, and just slip the heels off at the top. Slight toe curl but that feels about right for the aggression of the shoe. I will update the review after another few days of climbing but they are looking good so far. The only complaint I have is that the heel seems to have more material on the sides than I need, but my heels are pretty narrow.
February 7, 2020
- I've used it several times
I am an 8.5 or 9 in men’s sizes for street shoes, generally, and a 9 in most 5.10 shoes (moccasym, asym, gambit). I don’t fit my shoes particularly aggressively; I have a 42.5 in the Instinct SR, and they are a bit more snug than I would like, with a very small amount of toe curl. I’m not sure that I would size up if I bought them again, though, because I’d be afraid they’d slip off during heel hooks. There wasn’t a lot of break-in time with these. I’d say it took a few trips to the gym before I could wear them for an entire session - but I’m not into foot pain. They never gave me blisters or hot spots or anything. I have a flat, wide, high volume foot, and a small heel. Proportionally these work very well for me, with the smallest bit of dead space in the heel. These are great for bouldering as well as hard sport routes.