Great performing shoes

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
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