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Scarpa - Vapor V Climbing Shoe

Scarpa Vapor V Climbing Shoe

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$82.48 Original price:$164.95
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Tech Specs

Upper Material:
suede, microsuede
Vibram XS Edge (4mm)
slight downturn
Asymmetrical Curvature:
asymmetrical toe profile
Claimed Weight:
[single, 40] 8.3 oz
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Vapor V Climbing Shoe

Upgrade your sending arsenal with Scarpa Men's Vapor V Climbing Shoe before hopping on your lifelong projects again. This shoe focuses on precise footwork over a variety of footholds, both overhung and vertical. Bi-Tension randing reverses standard slingshot randing in order to connect your toe to your heel, instead of uncomfortably bunching your toes towards the front of the shoe. The result is a more powerful performance, assisting any movement from technical static moves to huge dynamic jumps.

  • A Scarpa best-seller for climbers who prefer steeper rock
  • Vibram XS Edge rubber sole excels at edging on tiny footholds
  • Bi-Tension randing maintains moderate downturn overtime
  • Microsuede upper stretches ever so slightly, so size down
  • Hook-and-loop straps offer quick-and-easy on-and-off

My go to shoe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've owned these shoes for a few months now, all I can say is I love them. I'll wear these shoes while working on slabby boulder routes to anything overhung. I wear a size 8 street shoe size and bought these in a 40.5. I've pretty much stoppecd using my other shoes since I got these.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After a year of hard crack climbing (yes even with velcro) I finally had to turn them in. The rubber lasted so long, and the friction on them is amazing. I would not recommend these for hard over-hangs or bouldering compared to more aggressive shoes, but for the type of shoe it is, bouldering is totally possible! I've climbed up to 5.12 in them and felt very comfortable.

My favorite part of this shoe was comfort even after wearing them all day.

This is my go to shoe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I switched to this shoe over a year ago and I wont be buying anything else until they stop making this model. They are great for just about everything and are very comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. They wont stretch to much but will mold to your foot. I just tested this a few days ago by wearing my 1 year old pair and a brand new pair in the same size back to back. Another thing is that I can size these shoes TIGHT and they still wont hurt to much however they will get uncomfortable much faster. I wear a EU42.5 Adidas and have a EU41.5 pair that fits quite snug. I just recently tried on a 41.0 and they fit fine however I'm concerned about spending extended periods of time on the wall if I'm doing a lot of multi pitch.

Simply Great for All Around Climbing

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

To say these shoes have been a blessing is an understatement! These are my main go-to's for almost any kind of climbing. The pointed accurate toe make these a great bouldering shoe. The air mesh gusseted tongue make these comfortable to wear for long periods of time. The split last bottoms give a lot of power and flexibility throughout. What really sold me on these shoes though is the Vibram XS Edge Rubber. Sometimes the rubber is too sticky! Like if I'm in kind of a weird position, and I need to bump my foot to another hold, sometimes it just doesn't want to move! In my opinion that's a good problem to have! I reccomend these to anyone looking to graduate from their beginner shoes, or just looking for a solid all-around shoe.

Simply Great for All Around Climbing

Happy find for larger feet

    I struggled to find a more moderately aggressive climbing shoe for my size thirteen feet, but was happy to find these shoes; the pair I got was 46 (I could have probably stood to go up a half size, because they started quite snug) but they have stretched out nicely. They feel really great all around. They’re my main gym shoe. I would definitely recommend them.

    Great all-around performance shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I can't remember if this is my 3rd or 4th pair, but I love these things. I had the generation before this as well. In this generation I went up a half size from a 41.5 to a 42, street shoes is generally a 9.5. I have a medium-low volume foot and a relatively narrow heel.

    These shoes can be used for everything from bouldering, to sport, to trad climbing. There's enough of a downturn to work in overhanging terrain, but not so much you can't climb slabby terrain or throw the occasional jam. As with any all-around product there are better specialist products out there, but these shoes excel across a wide range of climbing styles.

    The edging power is impressive and they also smear well. I wear these on face style trad climbs and have had no issues throwing the occasional jam in complete comfort. The heel is a little loose on my foot so heel hooking is OK.

    Favorite all-around climbing

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    There are few climbing shoes out there that I've loved so much to have bought a second pair, this is one of those. The slight down-turn is just enough to help with overhanging routes while allowing for smearing on slab. The toe-box is wide and good for edging, it's supportive without crushing your toes. Scarpa has somehow managed to make a shoe that is comfortable enough to be worn nearly all day without feeling like you're giving up performance (like the 5.10 Anasazi). The heel is comfortable but a tad baggy on a narrower heel (like mine), reducing feeling and precision in heel hooks, it's a small price to pay. The heel is just padded enough to hook hard without it being too painful. Durability is amazing, the longest of any shoe I've ever worn. My last pair saw 14 months of rock and plastic, about three times a week.

    I'm tired of crushing my feet and didn't downsize at all. My street shoe is an 11, so I went with the equivalent, a 44.5. This is a somewhat snug fit when the shoe is new, the shoe will stretch about half a euro size in a couple months and will become comfortable. Additionally, it takes several sessions to break in the toe rubber, don't be alarmed if you're slipping off thin smears during this period.

    If I could choose the ideal shoe, it would be the toe-box and the last from the Scarpa Vapor V with the heel of a 5.10 Blackwing. If you know of a shoe like this, let me know! :D

    loved them

      pretty aggressive and great for edging. I will buy another pair of these in the future.

      Perfect shoe for my foot

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I worked my way through most of the sportiva high end shoes, and while good, none of them really worked for my feet. These ones shape works pergfectly and I feel I found my by again shoe!

      I would buy another pair

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I bought these shoes a few sizes too small. But after I decided to return it, they began to get more comfortable. In comparison to the beginner scarpa origins, you'll need to size one whole size up, half size up if you favor performance over comfort. Good looking shoe, look better than miuras, but the miuras out perform these in my opinion. Keep in mind these cost less too

      Tight performance fit

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I got these for my boyfriend, we are both pretty casual with bouldering and enjoy a flat to moderate aggressive shoe. I'd call these low to medium volume, my boyfriend wears a 9.5 to 10, he wear a 10 most of then time but can wear a wider 9.5.

      He went with a size 43.5, we tried a 43 but it was still too tight. Honestly he could go up a half size for less of a performance fit and be happy but he wanted a tight shoe!

      I will most likely get him in a half size up in his next shoe after much trial and error I prefer a shoe that fits comfortably and tight, it might even improve your climbing!
      If you have any questions about these shoes, others or sizing you can call me at 801.204.4660

      Hi Brooklynn! So would you recommend I get my true shoe size if I want a snug, but comfortable fit? Thanks!

      Hey Michael!
      If you wanted a more true to size shoe I would get around a full size up from your typical shoe size. my boyfriend usually wears a 9.5 and we got him a 43 which is just a half size up from his true size. I would get one full size up to get something more comfortable So if you are a size 10 street shoe you would try a 44.
      I personally think it is easier when you try out two sizes of a shoe at the same time instead of two different shoe sizes at different times!


        I bought these and they were way to small. I tried a friends and bought the same size. Totally my mistake but it seems to me that they don’t stick/grip like the sportiva rubber. Well made, good looking. In my opinion, all show, no go.

        Terrible Craftsmanship

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Shoes wore out on me in about 2 months. I have a different model of Scarpa shoes with the exact same rubber that has lasted me over 9 months and counting, I so I know that it has nothing to do with technique or toe dragging. For $160, I would think the shoes would have lasted a lot longer. Scarpa seemed to think it was normal to wear through a pair of shoes as little as three months so they considered the problem normal wear-and-tear so it wasn't covered under warranty. Their customer service was abysmal useless.


        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        These shoes have a great feel for being somewhat downturned. The rubber sticks like crazy.

        Great climbing shoe!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: 42

        I have been using my Vapor V shoes for about 2-3 weeks. I found them to be functional in the climbing gym, but perhaps they are better suited to sport climbing. These are partial leather. That being said, there is enough rubber on the exterior of the shoe to limit shoe stretching. I only had to go down a 1/2 size from my normal street shoe (9 1/2 normally to a 9). I did a little research on breaking in climbing shoes, and found a recommendation to dampen (not soak) the leather before climbing. After doing this, I found the break in process was sped up significantly. I love wearing them!

        Very sexy and good performing shoe

          I have some weird shaped feet and bought these for my first pair. They were a bit uncomfortable at first, but molded to my feet nicely. I have had them for over a year now and they still hurt my toes if i have them on for too long on some routes. I wasn't very experienced in choosing a shoe, but i settled on these and they definitely worked out for the best. The edging is very nice, even on the tiny granite crystals i find myself standing on. They also work great on sand stone and pretty much any other type of rock. If the tc pros did not exist then i would definitely be buying another pair of the vapors. P.S. These shoes never have a bad odor. They alwaysed smelled brand new!

          Great performance shoes

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

          I've owned this shoe for a few years (the older orange and off white velcro), and the newest iteration is slightly tweaked. Compared to the older generation the new model appears to have slightly more down turn, and more rubber over the big toe. This so far has translated into a more powerful feeling shoe compared to the previous generation. I still go with the same size I've been using for years so the fit hasn't changed only the shape and performance.

          Great Shoe

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
          • Fit: True to size
          • Size Bought: 42

          I love these shoes. The slightly large toe box provided a great fit for my foot. The semi-aggressive downturn on the shoes are great for bouldering and climbing complex series.
          They fit perfectly after running them up the wall a few times and nearly fit right out of the box! I expected a longer break in period, but these really fit the bill.
          Careful on the sizing because scarpa has a few levels of 1/3 sizing instead of 1/2 sizes around the 8 and 10 sizes, so take a look at the sizing charts to be sure of your size.
          I typically wear a size 9 in my street shoes, and the 42's fit great!

          One & Only

            I've been using these shoes for just over a season now and I absolutely love them. I spend most of my time on single pitch sport routes and these shoes do everything I need them to do. The soles have bomber grip & a great shape, and the velcro lacing is seamless when yanking my shoes on/off between climbs. I bought a half euro-size down which hurt a bit for the first week but after a bit of width stretch and tolerance building they fit perfectly - tight & responsive. I hope they never stop making these shoes so I don't have to look elsewhere in the future.

            My favorite shoe I have owned

            • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
            • Fit: True to size
            • Size Bought: 43

            I'll start by telling you a bit about my foot type and style before I get into my review.

            I currently live in Kentucky so most of my climbing is spent on Sandstone year round. I climb in the Red and on weekends in the fall and winter I spend time bouldering at Stonefort and Rocktown. I have a wide, long, flat foot and these fit perfect.

            Because of my foot type, I have always had a hard time with getting a shoe to fit right. I was on a problem last season at Stonefort that has a pretty gnarly heel hook. At the time I was climbing in a pair of la Sportiva Futura's. At the crux of the problem I threw a heel on and my foot slid out just a bit unexpectedly. This had never happened before in those shoes, but over time they just stopped fitting well. This was my first pair of Scarpa's, and they have been the best shoe for my foot. I need an aggressive shoe that allows me to keep my toes on in the red on over hung routes, but still allows me to feel like I can pop a heel on with confidence in the south. This shoe has been the answer for my climbing. That being said, it might not be the best for you if you want something super aggressive! I have a hard time with finding a shoe that offers aggression for flat feet. I have tried 3 different models of evolve in the past (Defy, Pontas II, and Shaman's) and they have all been average in performance (the shaman being the best) but I have blown through all of them fairly quickly. This shoe has been through more days in the Red than I can count, 4 bouldering trips, and endless amount of gym sessions. Hopefully they will make it through the Spring because I really enjoy them. I will be getting another pair.


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