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Overview

About Scarpa Helix Climbing Shoes (For Women)

Closeouts. Scarpa's Helix climbing shoes are an intermediate shoe that's built for comfort. The padded tongue, traditional lacing and a relatively flat profile make it ideal for the gym and the crag.

Specs

Specs about Scarpa Helix Climbing Shoes (For Women)

  • Recommended use: Sport climbing,Bouldering
  • Last: Slip
  • Shape of last: Flat
  • Asymmetrical curvature: Low
  • Lacing system: Standard
  • Upper: Suede
  • Lining: Leather
  • Outsole: Vibram® XS Edge
  • Weight (pair): 14.4 oz.
  • Made in Italy
  • Visit our Climbing Gear Guide
  • Climbing activities are inherently dangerous; we recommend getting proper instruction on its correct and safe use -- for any refund, climbing gear must be returned in its original packaging/coil, and have original hangtags and plastic wrapper
  • Leather shoes will stretch out 1/2 to 1 full size after use; synthetic shoes will stretch little to none at all
  • US shipments only

Sizing

Scrapa Climbing Shoe Size Chart

Euro US Mens US Womens
34.5 3 4
35 3 - 3.5 4 - 4.5
35.5 3.5 - 4 4.5 - 5
36 4 - 4.5 5 - 5.5
36.5 4.5 - 5 5.5 - 6
37 5 6
37.5 5 - 5.5 6 - 6.5
38 5.5 - 6 6.5 - 7
38.5 6 - 6.5 7 - 7.5
39 6.5 7.5
39.5 7 8
40 7 - 7.5 8 - 8.5
40.5 7.5 - 8 8.5 - 9
41 8 - 8.5 9 - 9.5
41.5 8.5 - 9 9.5 - 10
42 9 10
42.5 9 - 9.5 10 - 10.5
43 9.5 - 10 10.5 - 11
43.5 10 - 10.5 11 - 11.5
44 10.5 11.5
44.5 11 12
45 11 - 11.5 12 - 12.5
45.5 11.5 - 12 12.5 - 13
46 12 - 12.5 13 - 13.5
47 13/td> 14
47.5 13 - 13.5 14 - 14.5
48 13.5 - 14.5 14 - 15
49 14 - 14.5 15 - 15.5
50 14.5 - 15 15.5 - 16

All Scarpa non-plastic footwear uses European sizing

Euro whole size: 6.6 mm = 0.26 inches

1 US whole size: 8.4 mm = 0.33 inches

The 30 Euro sizes above cove the same size range as 24 US sizes. More Euro sizes provide a better, more precise fit for your intended use.

Reviews

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4.352941 5 Overall Rating: 4.4 Based on 17 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Catherine from Vermont on Monday, November 21, 2016
These are my first climbing shoes for indoor bouldering and climbing. I had been wearing a 40.5 in gym rentals so bought the same in these. The fit is definitely tight and painful in the heel right now. I had the gym owner look at them and he said the technology in these force your foot towards ... Read More
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by New climber from New York on Tuesday, August 8, 2017
    This shoe runs small if you base it on the US Sizing Chart. I wear a US Size 8 in gym rentals, but it's a European size 41. (My sneaker shoe size is 7.5) When ordering these shoes, it said Size 8 was a 39.5, so I got the 39.5. When I got it, it was way too tight so I had to return it and reorder a 40.5. The new ones fit well, nice and snug as they should be. So, if you're basing it on the European shoe sizes, I would say those run true to size. However, if you are basing it on US sizing, I would go one whole size up.

    As for the comfort of the shoe, the heel of the shoe rubs up on the Achilles and is really painful, and can easily cause a blister. My solution was wearing figure skater Bunga pads.

    Sierra Trading Post credited me immediately when I made my return, so I was able to order my new shoes even before I mailed my old ones back. Got my new ones in no time.

    Despite the flaws, I would say for the price of it, it's a good beginners shoe.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by VA from Boston on Monday, August 7, 2017
    Shoe works great in a climbing gym. A little tighter than expected when they first arrived but am told they will stretch.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by VA from Massachusetts on Friday, July 28, 2017
    No complaints about the shoes. Had to try a few different sizes out before I found the right fit. The size conversion chart was not too helpful in this case.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Sherry from Arkansas on Wednesday, July 5, 2017
    Great shoe for beginner climbers!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Girly Climber from Chicago on Monday, July 3, 2017
    Great beginner shoe. Size is on point, quality is great, and they look really cute.

Question & Answer

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    • Always the eternal question with climbing shoes. Hopefully, I can provide some perspective here: I wear a 39 in these, and I tend to wear a womens 7-7.5. I'd recommend trying on scarpa shoes at an in person store, and then sizing up at least a half size for these, depending on how you like them to fit. Fortunately, with SierraTradingPost's exchange policy, it's not too expensive to get another size. Unfortunately, you kind of just have to make an educated guess and use that as your starting point.
      Answered on 1/12/2017 8:04:07 PM by LD from Bay Area
    • I wear an 8.5 shoe (sometimes an 8), and I bought a 39.5 for these climbing shoes. They are perfect for me. If you wear a solid 8.5 shoe size, I might suggest buying a size 40 instead. Good luck!
      Answered on 1/12/2017 8:22:34 PM by SN from Baltimore
    • I wear a size 9 and ordered 40.5. The box says they are a 8 2/3. They were extremely tight at first, but they do stretch because there is no liner. I wore them in the shower and climbed in them while still wet, then stuffed them with newspaper to keep them stretched. The technology forces the toes towards the front of the shoe, so when not climbing they are tight on the heel (Achilles) and my great toe has a slight bend. There are slits in the rubber at the toe to prevent pain at the joint. They also bow out at the ankles. When climbing and pressure is put on the toes, all this completely disappears and they fit perfectly. I also put moleskin in the heel to prevent blisters from the stitching. My coach at the gym said these shoes have crazy technology and were nice high end shoes. I LOVE them. I think you could get a size 40 and be happy.
      Answered on 1/13/2017 4:08:22 AM by Catherine from Vermont
    • Personally, I normally wear a 8.5-9 and have wide feet and I got a 8 2/3. They fit great - nice and snug as climbing shoes should be. I hope that gives you something to go off of!
      Answered on 1/14/2017 9:00:06 AM by Saraaaaaa from MN/WI

About Scarpa

Scarpa of Italy was literally "born in a barn" back in 1951. Founder Luigi Parisotto launched his footwear career in a small outbuilding, crafting handmade shoes for locals with a nearly fanatical attention to detail. After cultivating a flawless reputation among his patrons, Luigi eventually switched from work boots to mountaineering boots, and Scarpa boots were born. Today, more than six decades later, Scarpa climbing shoes and mountaineering boots remain among the very best in the sporting industry. By fusing modern technology with an old-world attention to craftsmanship, Scarpa shoes and boots provide superior comfort for adventure-seekers who demand the absolute best. Experience a higher elevation of footwear performance.