Closeouts. Ideal for sport or trad climbing, the lightweight Scarpa Tifosi climbing shoe helps you get a grip on the tiniest nubs and cracks while supporting your feet. Slip-lasted, pre-curved anatomic design fits like a glove
Reviewed by Cabernet from Braintree, MA on Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I'm just getting into climbing and am purchasing my first pair of shoes. Unfortunately, these shoes don't fit, so I can't say much about how they function because I'm returning them. But I'll mention sizing, because this is what I was trying to find when I was ordering.
I wear a size 8.5-9 (usually 39 European) in women's street shoes. I ordered a 39.5 in the Tifosi and they were probably a whole size too small. I also ordered the Scarpa Marathon shoes in a 39 and they fit better than the Tifosi, but were still too small - 39.5 may have fit me in that style. If you're trying to compare to sizes in other brands: a Montrail Splitter 40 (womens) fit perfectly and a Five Ten Anasazi 8.5 (41.5) was too small in the toe (I think a 42 would have done it).
Scarpa shoes are made in Italy and they seem like they're very high quality. (For reference, Five Ten is made in USA and the Montrails are made in China - boo). The Tifosis are very curved, especially in the toe. They're probably good for edging. I bet they're great if they fit.
Reviewed by aw from washington on Friday, May 30, 2008
it is a good shoe. the grip could be better. the toe box is stiff so it has great support for stemming but lacks a good angle to use for edgeing which makes it problamatic at times for bouldering a traverse.with the grip suspect i would hesitate for outside. overall a good shoe, probably best for a gym workout use. still working it out to see it's true potential.
Reviewed by gtoutdrs from FC, CO on Saturday, December 29, 2007
I was looking for a more aggressive shoe than I could use on more technical climbs. Felt a little large. I have not decided whether or not I will keep them but will definitely purchase Scarpa shoes again due to their overall high quality in workmanship. Overall, a great deal on this shoe.