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Scarpa Arpia Climbing Shoe
The Scarpa Arpia is designed to bridge the gap between beginner and high-performance shoes. The last's slight downturn and moderate asymmetry balances comfort and performance to provide sensitivity and precision without being so uncomfortable that it can't be worn on longer routes, or by feet that will need time to adjust to more aggressive shoes. The sole is stiff at the front to offer support on edges and longer routes, but because it's only 2/3 length it won't be hinder smearing ability. All of this makes it a great all-round shoe for the intermediate climber, or a great all-day shoe for the more experienced climber who's after a supportive, comfortable shoe for multi-pitch or trad climbing.
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Suede + Microfibre
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Vibram XS Grip 2
Vibram XS Grip2™
Rubber compound built for pure friction, recommended for use where maximum grip is the primary need - bouldering and sport climbing, indoor climbing, or extremely smooth, polished routes.
V-TENSION™ ACTIVE RANDING SYSTEM
A randing system designed for maximum comfort in all-day shoes. It supports the front of the foot and helps extend the toes slightly for climbers who don’t like added pressure on their toes when they climb
Full Features List
Ideal first high performance shoe
Combines performance with a high level of comfort
Medium fit FK last
Perfect all-round model for indoor walls to multi-pitch climbs
Slightly down turned and moderately asymmetric shape
Full length Dynamic 1.4mm Flexan insole
Wave-Closure-System enables great adjustability and easy access
Heel construction adapts well to different foot shapes
Redefined low volume heel shape
Wrapped with Vibram® Grip2 rubber for maximum friction and sensitivity
Upper: 3 panels in Microfiber and bottom panel in suede
Integral lining for special comfort and durability.
V-Tension active randing system keeps the shape of the shoe over its life
Toe section designed for a moderate toe curvature
4 product reviews
Great shoes! Comfortable, precise on edge, stiff but still enough soft to smear. I love these shoes! It has always been a battle for me between entry-level (comfortable/not precise) and high-level shoes (very uncomfortable but precise).. found a solution with the Arpia! Fast and safe expedition to Italy. I wear 42 and bought 41, just perfect.
I got a pair as a back up for when my sending instinct laces went in for a resole and they are now my go to all day everyday tread shoe.... super grippy and supportive enough to crank on tiny footers . Great price great shoe.... i would recommend a slightly smaller size as it’s basically a slipper variant and does stretch a bit
This is my second shoe after my beginner shoes. And i can say im very happy about my choice, they are very comfortable and great on edges. the front is very stiff and the middle is quite flexible. the only bad thing about this shoe is smearing. since the front doesn't flex. So if you like to smear a lot i'd advise buying a softer shoe.
There is quite a bit of dead space in my heel leading to slipping on some harder heel hooks but over all a very comfortable all round d shoe for long high performance use my one issue. Is the heel otherwise great