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    19 Reviews


    A trad climber's delight.

    Scarpa designed its Techno X Climbing Shoe to excel on practically any route you throw it on, from vertical, technical sport climbs to trad routes with cracks and slabs. While the technical flat-lasted construction makes this shoe comfortable for all-day climbing on the big walls, its Bi-Tension active randing system provides maximum power on your toe without cramming them down. And its flat toe profile ensures you can jam your foot in the smallest cracks with the utmost comfort. Perforated suede leather provides comfort and breathability, and microsuede overlays add durability. Its Flexan 1.4 midsole keeps the shoe stiff for quality edging and increased support, and the Vibram XS Edge rubber offers incredible grip and durability so you can smear slabby sections with confidence for many seasons. Scarpa left this shoe unlined for an increased sensitivity, which is something you appreciate when you're climbing on slippery, dime-sized edges.

    • Suede upper with microsuede overlays
    • Asymmetrical lacing system
    • Flat toe profile
    • Flexan 1.4 midsole
    • Vibram XS Edge rubber
    • Unlined
    • Bi-Tension active randing system
    • Technical flat-lasted construction
    • Item #SCR000G

    Tech Specs

    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year
    Recommended Use
    trad climbing, sport climbing
    Claimed Weight
    (single, size 40) 8.9 oz
    Asymmetrical Curvature
    4mm Vibram XS Edge
    1.4mm Flexan
    Upper Material
    suede (1.8mm), microsuede

    Tech Specs

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    Amazing Shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 42.5

    My first impressions of this shoe were that they fit and look great right out of the box. I have a low volume heal, and this shoe fits like a glove.
    I have brought them to HCR, RRG, and multiple limestone crags around St. Louis, and am super impressed with how well they stick to the wall. The shape of the toe box seemed farely odd at first, however i've been able to stick on the small holds with barely any purchase with the outside of the foot without slipping off.

    The shoes make me feel like a smurf. The blue die in the leather stains my feet pretty bad. I have ~30 gym climbing sessions and 9 days on the crag, and the staining is not slowing.....

    Overall I love this shoe. Would give five stars if the staining wasn't bad.

    Great Trad Shoe

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

    Shoe fits true to size and is a great all day shoe. I had a pair of mythos prior to buying these. Im glad I decide to move over to the Techno, fits great, great edging and all day comfort.

    Really Bummed

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 47 and 48

    I was so excited to get these shoes. I had been climbing with the same pair of rock shoes for 12 years, and they finally wore out their usefulness, so here I am. After reading reviews and doing a bit of research, I decided these were the shoes I wanted. I wear a US 13. Originally, I ordered a size EU 47 (US 13- or 12.8ish). The fit seemed painfully small (not good-climbing-shoe pain, but not-quite-right pain). I returned them in exchange for an EU 48. Upon receiving and trying on the 48's, I realized the 47's weren't too small (they're actually true to size IMO), but rather the problem was in how high the stiff rubber goes up the achilles heel tendon on the back. it goes up more than 1/4 inch above my old shoes (see photo - Scarpa on right). I don't suspect this would be a problem when smearing, but, for me at least, when I point my toes downward the stiff rubber on the back digs quite painfully into my achilles, and even pulled my heel up from the bottom. I don't think my feet have weird geometry. It just seems much taller in the back than necessary. The shoes are excellent quality, and for what it's worth they edge quite nicely (I tried them on some crimps on my home wall), but I can't do the back. I know the leather will stretch and form with use, but my fear was that the stiff rubber on the back would just make my outings less than enjoyable. I haven't bought a pair of climbing shoes for 12 years, so I don't know if this is the norm or just this one pair... Aside from the back, everywhere else fit well. Not sure what direction I'll go now.

    Really Bummed

    Replacing the Mythos?

    • Size Bought: 42

    I'll start by saying I've climbed in Mythos since 1995? Don't quote me, it was in there somewhere. I've generally rotated two pairs since 98'? Size 40, purple or tan did not matter. To help others for sizing I run in Brooks Pure Flow size 9.5. (Lynco insoles in my Brooks)I've purchased size 42 and it is a good fit on the length, it is not quite as snug as Mythos under the arch. It does cradle the front of the heel well, certainly good enough for a solid committing heel hook. I do have pretty thin feet and a high arch; I may try longer laces and do the under wrap, I do that on my mythos. At this point, the Asym toe out climbs the old reliables, However I have not been on granite slab and probably won't be for a while. I'm pleased, and my opinion is Heinz is best designer ever, or he designs to my foot structure? Anyway, It would have been cool to try on the female version to check out the volume difference, but I do have a pair of Scarpa Vapors size 41 for bouldering; super snug fit. The female version of Vapors had so little volume my heel did not "drop in." Hope this helps

    Fits wierd

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 47

    There was a strange void in the heel, even though my toes were curled. I bought a full size larger than my other Scarpa climbing shoes, hoping for a nice comfortable all day type of thing. I found these shoes, at a size larger, caused more toe compression, and yet despite that there was a good sized void behind my heel. Maybe my feet are weird. YMMV.

    Comfortable, edge well

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 40

    I own (and love) a pair of La Sportiva Katanas but I wanted a pair of flat, comfortable shoes for all-day climbing. I tried on the La Sportiva Mythos, but I didn't love how flexible the sole was on the Mythos. The TechnoX gave me the best of both world, good fit and all day comfort of the Mythos but with a stiffer sole and better edging. They climb almost as well as my Katanas, although the front of the foot feels a little less secure without the downturn. The lacing allows you to get a precise fit, which is great for my duck feet. As far as sizing, these shoes are about a size larger than my Katanas, but the same size as my street shoes.

    Note on sizing

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 42

    I wear size USM 8 (rarely 8.5) in most running shoes, street shoes, and hiking boots. I have a wide foot. I was looking for a shoe that was comfortable enough for all day trad that fit with toes flat for use in cracks and that could still edge well.

    The size 41 TechnoX was too short for my toes to lay flat and the width was painful. The heel fit like a glove. With size 41.5 I could almost lay my toes flat, but not quite. Still too narrow around the ball of my foot. Heel had a very slight bagginess, but not bad. I ended up going with size 42. My toes just lay flat, but touch the end of the shoe (the length I was looking for). The width is still snug but OK. You can feel the extensive rubber of the toe and the rand design squeezing, especially when up on the toes. This is more performance enhancing than a problem. The heel has enough extra volume that I can almost pull the heel off even when laced tight. I don't consider this a problem as I won't be heel hooking on the routes I bought this shoe for.

    For reference, my number two choice was the La Sportiva TC Pro. The size 41 TC Pro fit very similar to the size 42 TechnoX. The TC Pro felt slightly wider to me around the ball of the foot, which was attractive to my wide foot, but overall I liked the Techno X just a bit better. For another size reference, I wear a size 9 Five Ten Galileo for bouldering and sport. The fit there is with toes well curled.

    I haven't climbed in them yet, but I'm stoked to use them and am expecting good things based on the fit and previous reviews I've read here and elsewhere.

    My trad climbing shoe

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 43

    I got these about a half size bigger than normal so my toes don't hurt while they are wedged in a crack. I love the Vibram XS Edge rubber soles-grips well to quartzite which is normally slippery under foot. They do put a pressure point on the outside of the top of my foot. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars. Overall great shoe.

    just sizing info

    • Fit: True to size

    on a brannock device I am a size 12 shoe with an AA width (about as narrow as it gets). I recently got myself a size 45 (11.5). I was looking for something comfortable with completely flat toes for crack and all day (multi pitch). My toes were curled in this size. I heard they stretch about 1/4 size but I don't think that would have been enough. I'll be looking for a size 45.5 because these look like great shoes (haven't used them on plastic or rock to keep em new). They're comfy, and have a great shape to them, once broken in I imagine they smear a lot better than the TC pro's as well, but still edge stiff for edging and certain cracks.

    Awesome shoe with almost perfect fit

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 46

    I agree with the most recent review. This shoe does what it promises, but the fit is a bit small. Specifically, it is crushing my big toe. Everything else is great. This shoe edges like no other shoe I have had and, barring the toe issue, is very comfortable. Smearing is good, if not great, and I have had no problems wtih the stickiness of the rubber. If the toe would just stretch out (and there has been a small bit of stretch), then everything will be perfect. I can see this for use from sport climbing to multipitch trad. A great shoe and made in Italy, no less!

    Runs half size small, no stretching!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 9.5

    These shoes are great for crack climbing, especially with the extra toe padding. They're decent at edging and pretty comfy. They run about a half size small (I wear size 9 and bought a 9.5 - YMMV) and don't stretch. If you're looking for an all day shoe, make sure they're comfy when you try them on!

    I question the durability... bought a pair in May and had to send them into Scarpa in mid July because the stitching came out on the left shoe where the lace loops through. There was also some loose stitching on the tongue of the right shoe. Scarpa is awesome and they swapped them out and I had a new pair by the end of the week! Hopefully I just had a bad pair, we'll see.

    Last thing: Consider buying extra laces if you climb cracks a lot. I blew through laces in less than two months.

    Best trad shoe I have owned!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This truly is the mythos killer and the reason is performance! This shoe is just as comfortable without stretching a full size after use. The shoe smears better than TC Pro, can edge very well and is great in cracks. This show would steal market share from the TC if it wa a high top for off width protection. IMO this shoe is better than the TC which I have owned because it stands as a better all around shoe. Unless you are standing on dime edges on the dawn wall I would go with this shoe. It is comfortable right out of the box. I was suprised how Comfy it was in cracks not quiet Moccs but pretty close. Only weak spot is heal is low volume so not a great hooker but still works. Here's the important stuff sizing. I wear a 8.5-9 street shoe. For reference I do have a pair of vapor v's 41.5, TC 40.5,muira lace 40, mythos was 39.5. I originally bought my techno sat 41.5 because I read size same as vapor. However since they are flat shoes they felt a little big. My toes were not crunched flat and very comfy I could have easily kept them and performed well. However I knew they would stretch at most .5 so I ordered a pair of 41 (8). They are almost identical in length but the difference I noticed was the overall volume of the shoe was tighter. The reason I tell you this is it was not a dramtic size difference just the little bit I needed. Overall great shoe I like them better than my TC's try them out! Plus got them for 60 bucks cheaper that's a c4 cam.... Here a pic of both sizes literally are exactly same length. And the other is vapor v next techno same size for reference. Hope this helps

    Best trad shoe I have owned!

    Great all around "comfort"

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 44.5

    The more I climb in these the more I love them! I originally bought this as all day crack/trad shoes, but I'm finding that I wear them pretty much all the time. They break the stigma of a "comfort" shoe. They feel great on my feet but I still get loads of performance out of them. Love the slight downturn and stiff sole, you get great performance without having to jam your feet in there.

    As for sizing, my street shoe is a US 12 (45.5). For these guys I could have gone with a 45 and been totally fine, but I like my shoes on the snugger side. I ended up getting a 44.5 and after the (minimal) stretching, these guys are perfect!

    My advice for sizing on these would be stay at your street size or a half size down for comfort, or a full size down for a snugger fit. Any more than a full size down and you're defeating the intended purpose of this shoe.

    I'd highly recommend these shoes for anyone who is in the market for a multipurpose trad/crack/all-day shoe. I wouldn't necessarily recommend these as a beginner shoe, they aren't sensitive and it make make it difficult to learn proper footwork.

    Hit me up with any questions!



    Great all around "comfort"

    Off the shelf shoe with a custom fit!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 43.5

    This is the first climbing shoe that I can wear all day long multi pitching El Potrero. The Techno X is the comfort of a moccasin and the performance of a stiff toe and a nice thick edge. These are a real upgrade from my Mythos. I have a bit of Morton's toe; the toe next to the big toe being a bit longer than the big toe, and the Techno X are the first full on climbing shoe I can wear. Great for sticking those small nubbins that I find at Smith.

    On the down side, they turn my feet blue, no I don't lace them that tight, its the dye. Is this dye bad for you? Don't know, but sure love the shoes.

    Harrison, I also climb with a mythos but it's getting time to look at purchasing a new pair of shoes. I wear a 44.5 in my mythos. I saw that you purchased a 43.5 in the Techno X. Did you wear a 43.5 in the mythos? How did the sizing compare?

    Fantastic Shoe!

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

    I have gone through several shoes over the years and these are just awesome. Comfortable, stick like mad and handle just about anything you throw at them. For an all day do it all shoe this is it. I wear a 9.5 in a street shoe and the 9 fits my foot awesome. These will stretch just a tad, or at least mine have.

    My go-to shoe.

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

    I wear a street shoe of 9.5 and bought these in a 9.0. They stretch just enough to make them fit like a dream. I bought these while at Smith Rock (redpoint cafe) and they are perfect for that type of climbing. Stiff shoe. They've been called a Mythos killer and I think that's accurate. Not only are they stiff and comfortable, but I can edge on them like no other. Think of them like a Mythos + the Pinks and you'll get a sense of why I love these bad boys.


    1. When you first wear them the band really digs into your achilles. The back of the shoe is abnormally high and will leave an abrasion mark. After about 15 wears that went away, so still 5 stars.

    2. For my foot the toe box was perfect and I felt like I could edge on anything with my big toe. However, it doesn't achieve the same pointedness as, say, the muiras. As a bouldering shoe, it's sub-par, but that's not what the shoe is about. So still 5 stars.

    For reference: I also wear a 9.0 in Moccasyms and my foot doesn't work with an Anasazi VCS.

    Versatility on the rocks.

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

    I'm a huge fan of switching shoes every time my previous pair blows out, but I think I might stick with the Scarpa Techno X climbing shoe for the rest of my life. I got these versatile shoes two weeks ago and I've already put them through the wringer. The first place I took them to was the West Sawtooths, and they performed better than I expected.

    So far, these are the best shoes I've climbed with whether I'm climbing crack, slab, or techy faces. They edge, smear, and jam so comfortably that I can wear them for days, so multipitches aren't a problem.

    Expect a half-size stretch.

    Performance, comfort, versatility!

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

    Scarpa has clearly taken their time with this one and Heinz Mariacher, the shoe designer, has designed one hell of a shoe.

    The easiest way to describe this shoe would be to say it's where the La Sportiva TC Pro meets the Scarpa Vapor VS Lace. This shoe has the comfort and all day multi-pitching ability of the TC pro but with a precise and conformed fit like that of the Vapor. The "active randing" technology used in this shoe provides hard precision in the toe, a well fitting heel, without the hard aggressive downturn in the toebox. Imagine a non-to-slightly aggressive Solution but with the same form fitting.

    The toe box is narrow in profile and cams wonderfully in cracks. It has a small protective layer of rubber which keeps the shoe lasting longer. The flat last allows for precise and friction filled slab climbing, but with significant edging ability.

    Although the shoe material is leather - their is so much rubber that forms the rand and on the toe box that it doesn't seem to stretch out much so fit true to size - maybe half size down for more aggressive fit.

    Dude. Solid review. For those considering this shoe, I agree with this review. It's like a TC Pro with way more precision and edging ability. I also agree your the comment about it being able to perform like more downturned shoes "without the aggressive downturn."

    Unanswered Question

    I had a pair of the old yellow and gray techno's ( and absolutely loved them. Anyone know if the sizing between the old Techno and the new Techno X is the same/similar? Would love to replace my old pair...

    Unanswered Question

    Harrison, I also climb with a mythos but it's getting time to look at purchasing a new pair of shoes. I wear a 44.5 in my mythos. I saw that you purchased a 43.5 in the Techno X. Did you wear a 43.5 in the mythos? How did the sizing compare?

    I wear a size 13 street shoe and a size 46 in most La Sportiva shoes, should I get a 46 in these as well or closer to a 47?

    Has anyone else had problems with the technos being slippery? I bought a pair, they fit great, but had so little friction that when I used them at the climbing gym I was unable to do many smeary climbs that I am used to doing with my old scarpa helixes

    Hey guy,

    Not sure if these perform the same as the old Technos but I mine definitely took a few sessions and more to break in/ get used to the rubber. I remember thinking the exact same thing my first few trips to the gym with them, but then it was a non issue after.

    I wear Scarpa Vapor V size 44.5. Should I...

    I wear Scarpa Vapor V size 44.5. Should I get the same size in these?