Scarpa Techno Climbing Shoe - Vibram XS Edge
Thin, technical cracks, hard-to-place protection, and heady runouts\227the Scarpa Techno Climbing Shoe loves every minute of it. This high-performance trad machine features a comfortable, streamlined design and a low-profile toe that edges like a dream and jams like raspberry in your finger-crack project. The Techno\222s innovative Heel Lock System lacing secures the shoe without the unbearable toe cramping, and the Vibram XS Grip sole sticks to Yosemite granite and Indian Creek sandstone alike.
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June 28, 2010
had mine now for about a year. still doing great. great for catching an edge and really hugging the wall. i've climbed with em on quartz, sandstone, limestone, etc and they've held up great. i dig em, but not super aggressive.
Great for cracks and smears
By: Simon Hatfield
November 15, 2010
Wicker Cranium, Squamish BC
These shoes are comfortable and high performance.
Built to last
November 24, 2011
I wear a 11.5-12 regular street shoe, this being my first pair of climbing shoes I decided to get a 12. The fit is about as perfect as can be. The laces allow for different shaped and witdh'd feet, toes are tight and the heel lock can easily be manipulated. being a flatter sole trad (traditional) shoe, it's reccomended to get close to your street shoe size rather than downsizing. Hope this helps
Just curious... are these true to size? Do they fit like the
Just curious... are these true to size? Do they fit like the size of a casual shoe or no?
By: Hope Gardner
July 26, 2011
The short answer is no. I am an avid boulder-er and sport climber, I would never purchase a pair of climbing shoes without trying them on. My first shoes was the La Sportiva Nago; In casual shoe I wear a 9-9.5, however in the Nago I was a 7. My next pair of shoes was the La Sportiva Muira XS which I wore a 7.5. Overall I would recommend going to a local retail store and trying some on. Then coming home and making the purchase off of backcountry taking advantage of the discounts. Simply purchasing them off of the internet will most likely lead to a return.
By: Mike Hale
July 27, 2011
Most people will downsize around half to a whole size from their street shoe size. Go half size down if you want it for longer days or a whole size if you are looking for a more performance fit.
By: Paul Nanawa
July 27, 2011
Great All Day Shoe
March 14, 2011
Technical enough for most things that you'll run into while being very comfortable once broken in, these are solid performers that thrive outdoors. They perform pretty well on edges, and very well in cracks. They work fine in the gym as well for those of you who don't like being that climbing partner that holds up your group by fiddling with your shoes every pitch due to comfort issues.
Rubber is not super sticky but still very good, and really transmits the feeling of the contour of the rock to your feet very well, so you know exactly what you're doing with your feet.
Original size is relatively true to a little big. Mine stretched about a quarter to half size, so take that into account and size accordingly.
For all day and multipitch sport and trad sessions, these are my go to shoe.
October 11, 2010
Very durable shoes. Sticky rubber. Relatively comfortable. Edge OK. They haven't stretched much in the past year. I had a friend break one of the nylon webs which lock your heel down but mine are still going strong. Great trad shoe for sure.
how much do these shoes stretch? they fit me perfect in the
how much do these shoes stretch? they fit me perfect in the store.
September 4, 2010
I would say 1/2 size about 8mm
By: Kirk Haskell
September 7, 2010
Scarpa Techno shoes
October 16, 2011
Lace up is the way to go for us with wide EEE feet can be quite comfortable when the RIGHT size is chosen, Scarps Run Way small,order 1.5 sizes above you street shoe lace up to fit correctly, soak them in mineral oil to soften, stuff an old Tee inside to soak up excess oil, enjoy!
I really want to love them
July 28, 2010
I love these shoes. They're comfy, have great articulation with the fit with the laces and heel strap able to adjust to your foot in almost any orientation, and have great rubber. However, the fit doesn't work for me. They're too narrow in the toes. My foot isn't really wide, but they're too wide for these shoes. Also, the shape of the toe towards the outside means that anything small you want to catch requires you to point your toe straight at the wall. My La Sportiva Venoms allow for a much more relaxed stance when edging. These are great trad shoes (if they don't kill your feet), but not great for sport. You'll have to go down a couple of sizes when buying Scarpa, but don't go down too much because these shoes don't stretch as much as you would hope.