Scarpa Origin Climbing Shoe - Men's

This is where you start.

Before you become a professional crusher of rocks, you have to learn the tricks of the trade in the Scarpa Men's Origin Climbing Shoe. Its flat profile and relaxed randing ensure the comfort required to learn how to step on small footholds, and the suede leather upper feels as soft and smooth as a brand-new plastic hold at the climbing gym. Scarpa's Vision rubber sole is proprietary compound that is both sticky and durable in all conditions, so feel free to learn how to climb crack, crimps, plastic, or all the above.

  • Suede leather upper
  • Hook-and-loop straps
  • Flexan midsole
  • Scarpa Vision rubber sole
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Comfortable climbing shoe

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 45.5/11.5

Shoe fits nicely and is comfortable for a climbing shoe. Not very aggressive but sturdy enough to trust on small holds. If you are just starting I would say buy this shoe, at the price point you won't find a better shoe.

Worn out quick

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

This was my second pair of climbing shoes. My first was la Sportiva oxygym which lasted almost a year. These shoes lasted me a couple months before I wore a hole through the bottom. I'd like to say that it was my technique that wore it out so quickly but my first pair lasted much longer. I did mostly gym climbing in both shoes and climbed just as consistently with both pairs. besides it being worn out quickly i'd say it is decent for a beginner shoe. Nice comfortable fit and the soft rubber really helps you feel the hold. I do believe there are better beginner shoes but these are adequate.

Good beginner shoes I've heard

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 42.5

Seems like a good shoe but I'm no expert in the climbing world. It feels comfortable on my foot and seems to do the job I want.

Good first!

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Got these as a gift and have only heard good things. Snug fit, better feel on the wall compared to rentals and cheap!

Great Shoe for all around climbing.

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

Runs true to size, a nine in a street shoe (vans) is 42 in this shoe. Comfy for long climbing sessions and great for a beginner to intermediate climbers. If your just getting into climbing this is an affordable option.

Great gym shoe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large

If you find yourself in the gym for hours at a time. These shoes are what you want. Super comfortable, and they smear quite nice. Edging on tiny foot holds isn't the best, but what can you expect from entry lvl shoes. Buy them for what they are meant for gym workouts. I had to go a size down from my street size.

Great basic shoe

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: M11

I use this shoe for less technical all day climbs or for the gym. It is very comfortable and has held up well to everything I've put it through. Great shoe for the money, but it is definitely a beginner/basic shoe. You definitely can't beat the price.

Where it all starts!

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

This is the go to shoe I recommend to people when they are looking for their first shoe, a shoe that they plan on using in the gym, or putting some mileage in on.

Super comfortable, but solid tight fit. They are perfect for long gym sessions and the durability is a lot better than other brands.

The price also can not be beat for the shoe that you get. I just got a pair of these to help prevent beating up my performance shoes in the gym and warming up!