Customer Reviews Of:
Scarpa Feroce Climbing Shoes (For Men and Women)

Closeouts. The Scarpa Feroce climbing shoe is made for advanced climbers who thrive on tackling the challenging routes.

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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Mickeyy from Philadelphia on Thursday, September 8, 2016
    I really liked the entire shoe, it looks cute from a girls perspective, and fit like a glove. The middle strap is kind of useless, but the top and bottom strap provide the support I need. I've only tried them a couple of times but am really liking them so far.
  • Reviewed by Colin from Oregon on Friday, February 26, 2016
    I can't comment too much on the actual climbing in these shoes as I've only done a bit with them at at just a 5.11b/c climber I'm not really competent to push them hard enough to know their limits. That said, I have no complaints and they stick very well. Mostly, let's talk about the fit.
    For comparison, my feet measure 11.125 inches which is technically a EU 44.5 or US 11.5. In running shoes I use 12's, for everyday shoes I wear 11.5. I have an overall average 98mm width mid foot but a wider forefoot than average and slightly narrower heel. My go-to climbing shoe is the La Sportiva Miura VS in size 44.5 which is very snug and not very comfortable. They climb amazingly well but on longer routes they really dig into the top of my big toes so I got these in hopes of finding a better all day option that's still aggressive.
    I ordered the Feroce in size 44 and think that was a good choice. I can't imagine the 43.5 being possible as they are right at the limit of how short I can go. However, they are wider than most climbing shoes so aren't squeezing my toes down painfully (though still very snug). The sole has a bulge under the big toe that pushes the joint up but the end of your toe down which was weird at first but is actually terrific support and keeps the top of my toes comfortable against the roof of the shoe. My only concern now is that the heel pocket fits perfectly right now so if it stretches at all it could be an issue. However, as I was looking for a more comfortable but still moderately aggressive shoe, I can deal with that for the comfort and throw on the Miura's if there's a problem that warrants it.
    For technical abilities, I love that the shoe had a bit stiffer sole for longer routes and a decently though not overly pointed and downturned toe. The toe also has good coverage on top for toe hooks and protection from the dreaded toe smash, something the Miura's lack. The heel really sticks to heel hooks too, they designed that well.
  • Reviewed by Frank from Reno, NV on Monday, February 15, 2016
    This bouldering shoe is surprisingly comfortable despite its very aggressive toe box. The shoe conforms your toes in a talon like curl, providing excellent grip on the slightest of footholds.
  • Reviewed by GetOutMT from Montana on Friday, January 8, 2016
    A great shoe, though I am returning for a size up. For reference I am typically a size 7 women's and I am exchanging the 37.5 for the 38.5. Shape feels great for people with long toes and morton's toe (like me). This can be hard to find in more aggressive shoes which are often way more asymmetrical and therefore crush my second (longest) toe. If you have this problem too these may be the shoes for you!
  • Reviewed by SarahS from Fort Collins, CO on Wednesday, June 29, 2011
    I've got a narrow, low volume foot with a tiny heel and this shoe is pretty much perfect. The velcro lets me adjust where I want, which is nice. These shoes lasted me for a year, then were retired to gym shoes, which is a good length of time for shoes that saw 3-5 climbing sessions a week on average. I bought another pair, and I'll need new ones soon. They are aggressive, but comfortable enough for more than one short pitch. They take a while to break in, but once they are, they fit your foot like a glove. I use tiny footholds with ease, they edge nicely, and while the heel hook bar isn't that helpful most of the time, the rubber going up so high on the back is definitely helpful for heel hooks. The toe box is almost all covered in rubber too, which makes toe cams stick a little better. Definitely not a crack shoe, too downturned and meant to fit tighter than you would want a crack shoe-toes are curled a bit. I use them for bouldering and sport routes and they are pretty much the perfect shoe for me for both of those pursuits. I wouldn't want to wear them for a long trad day, so I have a pair of old LaSportiva Nagos I use for that. Try these shoes on in a store, then come buy them from here-it's a better price. Also, they don't stretch hardly at all, maybe close to half a size, but probably less, so don't plan on them being much looser when you try them on. GREAT SHOE!
    • Best Uses: Bouldering, Sport Climbs
    • Describe Yourself: Avid Climber
    • Pros: Aggressive, Comfortable, Great edging, Great rubber, Long Lasting, Smears well
    • Sizing: Feels true to size
    • Width: Feels true to width
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jim from San Diego on Wednesday, May 5, 2010
    Very pleased with the Feroce. Despite the agressive last it is surprisingly comfortable and edges extremely well. The velcro system is the best I've tested, close to laces for adjustable fit. They are supposed to be very good in cracks but I have not tried them on a tough crack so far
    • Best Uses: Indoor, Outdoor, Sport climbing, Steep face
    • Describe Yourself: Avid Climber
    • Pros: Agressive last, Cofortable
    • Sizing: Feels true to size
    • Width: Feels true to width
  • Reviewed by stefan from Pennsylvania/Alaska on Wednesday, April 14, 2010
    I switched from the Boosters to the Feroce's. The boosters where tight, but my heel was still loose. The Feroce's are nice and snug everywhere! They didn't hurt at all to break in. (Maybe because I switched from other Scarpa's)

    One downside, they have a weird edge on the back for heal hooking. Its higher than I normally healhook, so it will take a bit of getting used to.
    • Best Uses: Bouldering, Indoor, Outdoor
    • Describe Yourself: Avid Climber
    • Pros: Lightweight, Snug
    • Sizing: Feels true to size
    • Width: Feels true to width
  • Reviewed by Alex in the AZ desert from Phoenix, AZ on Thursday, February 18, 2010
    Have been climbing for a year 3 to 4 times a week: bouldering, gym, outdoor. I own 5 different pairs of climbing shoes, mostly Scarpas. The Feroce are my most complete, most versatile shoes. They are excellent for difficult technical climbs. There's a bump under your big toe which feels strange at first, but really provides a powerful toe hook. I like the construction and the 3 opposite velcro straps. The shoe holds tightly all the way to the heel, the Vibram rubber sticks well, the edges are stiff. It's really a high performing shoe for advanced climbers that would be worth their full price. I think they give me an edge on those 5.11 routes. Those shoes will also perform on bouldering problems as well as sport routes. I doubt I'd take them for long multipitch trad routes for comfort reasons (too tight!)

    Regarding the sizing, I got mine 1 full US size smaller than my street shoes. It took 2 painfull weeks to break them in, now they are tight fitting but performing really well.

    Can't comment on durability. Really depends on the type of rocks and the abuse you lay on them...
    • Best Uses: Bouldering, Indoor, Outdoor, Sprint Climbs
    • Describe Yourself: Avid Climber
    • Pros: Excellent Edging, Great Fit, Technical shoes, Versatile
    • Sizing: Feels half size too big
    • Width: Feels true to width
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by frank from Canada, Québec on Tuesday, February 2, 2010
    I like this shoes, very goog price for the good quality.
    • Best Uses: Indoor, Long Climbs, Outdoor
    • Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
    • Pros: Rugged, Versatile
    • Sizing: Feels true to size
    • Width: Feels true to width
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