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Scarpa - Vapor V Climbing Shoe - Women's

Scarpa Vapor V Climbing Shoe - Women's

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$122.46 Original price:$174.95
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Tech Specs

Upper Material:
microsuede, leather
Lining:
[tongue] padded air mesh
Closure:
hook-and-loop
Midsole:
Talyn (1.5mm)
Rubber:
Vibram XS Grip 2 (3.5mm)
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year
Last:
FRW
Profile:
moderately downturned
Asymmetrical Curvature:
moderate
Claimed Weight:
7.4oz
Activity:
climbing

Why We Like The Vapor V Climbing Shoe

We can expect at least one send on those numerous lifelong projects when we upgrade to the Scarpa Vapor V Climbing Shoe. This shoe focuses on precise footwork over a variety of footholds, both overhung and vertical. Bi-Tension randing reverses standard slingshot rands in order to connect toes to heels, instead of uncomfortably bunching toes toward the front of the shoe. The result is a more powerful performance, assisting any movement from technical static moves to huge dynamic jumps.

  • Climbing shoe designed for technical routes and overhung boulders
  • Moderate downturn balances precision with comfort
  • Microsuede upper stretches to conform to your footshape
  • Vibram XS Grip 2 rubber sole specialized for slippery stones

Good shoe

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Love climbing with this shoe. Good at small edges and still comfy. Fits very small - I went up almost a size and a half from my street shoe size.

Con: My only complaint would be that the velcro on top is rather large and can get in the way of toe hooks or any sort of crack climbing.

Very true to size

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I did 4 stars because I just demoed these shoes on our office wall and wanted to report back on the sizing.



I do like the fit and performance of the Vapor V and would readily recommend these. I felt safe on the small feet and could edge well, so they are a go!



I am a size 8.5/9.0 US Womens. My hiking size is typically a 9.0, but I am sometimes an 8.5. Out of the box the 41's fit comfortably, but they slouched, as soon as I got on the wall. So, I went down to the 40's which felt like a really good performance fit. But, the first climb really hurt the tips of my toes a lot. I thought maybe I would just get used to them and break the shoes/my feet in. But, I decided to try the 40.5's.



So, that brings goldilocks to the 3rd option, the 40.5. They were just right! They performed well and didn't hurt at all until after about 30 minutes of steady climbing, which is pretty dang sweet for the first go.

Very true to size

AWESOME picture of Emily

AWESOME picture of Emily

Great All -Around Shoe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I used to be a huge lover of the La Sportiva Women's Katana. I was absolutely heartbroken when they discontinued that shoe. Since then, I've struggled to find a shoe that is aggressive but not overly downturned. The Vapor V is one of the only shoes I've found that meets that challenge. I love this shoe for sport climbing and bouldering. The sole is stiff enough and the shoe itself is quite comfy. I went down a full size from my street shoe.

Perfect Fit

    Street shoe: 7
    Size purchased for an aggressive/performance fit: 37.5
    These fit my feet just right! fits around the ankle bone perfectly and fits snugly around my heel. The rubber is awesome and sticks to the wall on any climb. The uncomfortable fit started to ease after the first use and breaks in pretty quickly.

    Scarpa

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    MONDOUS MENUS WOMENUKEU
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     22 4 5 3 35.5 / 36
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    23564 37 / 37.5
    23.5 5.5 6.5 4.5 37.5 / 38
    24 6 7 5 38 / 38.5
    24.56.57.55.5 38.5 / 39
    25786 39.5 / 40
    25.5 7.5 8.5 6.5 40 / 40.5
    26 8 9 7 40.5 / 41
    26.58.59.57.5 41 / 41.5
    279108 42 / 42.5
    27.5 9.5 10.5 8.5 42.5 / 43
    28 10 11 9 43 / 43.5
    28.510.511.59.5 43.5 / 44
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    29.5 11.5 12.5 10.5 45 / 45.5
    30 12 13 11 45.5 / 46
    30.512.513.511.5 46 / 46.5
    31131412 47 / 47.5
    31.5 13.5 14.5 12.5 47.5 / 48
    32 14 15 13 48 / 49
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    ALL SCARPA NON-PLASTIC FOOTWEAR USES EUROPEAN SIZING
    *1 EU whole size = 6.6mm = 0.26in
    *1 US whole size = 8.4mm = 0.33in
    *the 30 EU sizes above cover the same size range as 24 US sizes
    more EU sizes provides a better, more precise fit for your intended use

    ROCK SHOES: downsize 1/2 to 2 full sizes from street shoe size
    *downsizing depends on model, intended use, and personal preference

    MOUNTAINEERING: upsize (1/2+ sizes) depending on desired fit
    *Scarpa plastic mountaineering boots are based on the UK sizing scale

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    *highlighted (or not) sizes share the same shell size; the liners are lasted for each 1/2 size
    *some skiers may want to downsize up to 1 full Mondo size, depending upon personal preference
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    F1, F1 Race, F1 Carbon 268mm 276mm 285mm 292mm 301mm 310mm 318mm 326mm 334mm
    Mondo Size22.5 / 23.023.5 / 24.024.5 / 25.025.5 / 26.026.5 / 27.027.5 / 28.028.5 / 29.029.5 / 30.030.5 / 31.031.5 / 32.0
    Maestrale, Gea 271mm 280mm 288mm 297mm 306mm 314mm 322mm 331mm 340mm 348mm
    Mondo Size23.5 / 24.024.5 / 25.025.5 / 26.026.5 / 27.027.5 / 28.028.5 / 29.029.5 / 30.0
    Alien 262mm 271mm 279mm 287mm 296mm 305mm 313mm
    Mondo Size21.5 / 22.022.5 / 23.023.5 / 24.024.5 / 25.025.5 / 26.026.5 / 27.027.5 / 28.028.5 / 29.029.5 / 30.030.5 / 31.0
    Freedom 257mm 267mm 277mm 287mm 297mm 307mm 317mm 327mm 337mm 347mm
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    T1 283mm 292mm 300mm 309mm 318mm 327mm 335mm 343mm 351mm
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    TX Comp 275mm 283mm 291mm 299mm 307mm 316mm 325mm 333mm
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