SCARPA Men’s Instinct VS Climbing Shoe Review

SCARPA Men’s Instinct VS Climbing Shoe Review

If you are an experienced rock climber looking to become more adventurous and daring in the sport, you will need a climbing shoe that can keep up with you.

The SCARPA Men's Instinct VS climbing shoe is the perfect option, as it has incredible performance, durability, comfort, and more.

SCARPA Men's Instinct VS Climbing Shoe

About The Product


  • Imported from Italy
  • Equipped with floating power strap for extra power, control, and better fit
  • Grip and durability made possible using the Vibram xs edge rubber
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    Made with a synthetic sole for breathability
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    With a bi-tension active rand, the shoe provides incredible toe power
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    Textile material

SCARPA is an Italian company that makes exceptional footwear for all your favorite outdoor pursuits. The name of their company comes from the Italian word shoe, the perfect name for a company that makes the best shoes for hiking, climbing, skiing and more.


The Men’s Instinct VS climbing shoe from SCARPA is an excellent climbing shoe for those of you that need a shoe to help you climb the toughest routes. These are designed to allow you to stand on the smallest of structures while maintaining control and precision to get you to the top.

There are quite a few features in place to boost the power of the shoe, such as the highly charged bi-tension randing at the front of the shoe. This allows you to have strength from the shoe when standing in small cracks.

With Vibram xs edge rubber, you will get the grip you need to climb slippery slopes, and this technology prevents deformation from happening when standing on edges, making the shoes last longer and increasing their durability.

The material that the upper is made of is a little different from other rock climbing shoes on the market. They are textile while other shoes are typically all leather or made up of synthetic materials.

This makes the shoe look very sleek and modern and does not suffocate the foot. It provides a little stretch, which is essential to achieve the sock-like feeling that is needed in climbing shoes.

These shoes are the strap type, meaning that they do not use laces or an elastic closure. This makes them very easy to remove in between sessions to give your feet a break and enhances the fit of the shoe. The snug fitting provides more power.

What Others Say

What many customers love about this shoe is that it is easier to find the correct size compared to other shoes on the market. Many go down a size to find their perfect fit and don’t have to try as many times as other brands. They also love that despite the shoe being the aggressive shoe type, they are very comfortable and not painful to wear.

SCARPA Men's Instinct VS Climbing Shoe

Buying Advice

If you are interested in upgrading to the SCARPA Instinct VS climbing shoe, you will find that they are more on the pricey side. This comes as no surprise with the number of quality features that this product has. The price of these shoes is about $170.


The SCARPA Instinct VS climbing shoe for men is perfect for anyone that is advanced in rock climbing and what a shoe that can keep up with them. Thank you for reading this review.

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