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Scarpa Instinct VSR Climbing Shoe
The Scarpa Instinct VSR is the soft and supple climbing shoe of the Instinct family tree, with a technical and sensitive design made for hard sport climbing and bouldering.
The Scarpa Instinct VSR shares a similar design to its sister shoe, the Scarpa Instinct VS, but it features a velcro closure for a more precise fit as well as a slightly thicker rubber for better durability. With a focus on friction over edging, the Instinct VSR is better suited to overhanging and steep routes, glassy and polished rock, and smearing on slabs. The Instinct family is known for its high levels of sensitivity, and the VSR is no different. The signature Bi-Tension rand, which drives power through the toes without causing discomfort, and the high-friction toe patch, for maximum grip during toe-hooks, that make the Instinct family so renowned still feature on the Instinct VRS, but it's its softer nature and XS Grip 2 rubber that makes it the golden child for technical sport routes and hard boulder problems. Also ideal for lighter climbers.
The Instinct VSR features a microsuede upper which will break-in, but will not stretch. This will maintain the shoe's performance over its entire lifespan. Size accordingly.
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|Closure type|| |
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Blue / Black
0.43 kg (Size 40 EU)
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Vibram XS Grip 2
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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.
A rand that that pulls power from the toes to achieve performance with less tension and less painful toe cramming. The Bi-Tension Rand also reduces the amount of rubber needed under the toes, which means a lower weight and a higher sensitivity.
Full Features List
• Specialised toe patch is made from softer rubber for high-friction toe-hooking
• Lorica® upper allows for zero stretch, maintaining the same performance-fit forever
• Floating velcro strap secures the fit without affecting suppleness
16 product reviews
They are perfect for everything!
best shoes for indoor and outdoor.
Wider toe box than the solutions, but similar in size.
quite soft, so they feel great on volumes,
good heel and toe hooks.
I have tried a range of shoes because I love sport climbing and bouldering is a very close 2nd. I got these shoes for bouldering and hard sport climbing, I was surprised by how stiff they were to start with perfect for edging on vert sport routes. Although they start stiff they are so sensitive. I love them and I can't wait for they to get stickier and softer as I break them in, perfect for bouldering. I think I have chosen my shoe for life, but I will always have 2 pairs one that are new and stiff and ones that are broken into to give my diverse climbing just what it needs
Great shoe, great fit and they molded well to my feet. They were quite tight and painful in the beginning, but after a few climbs these shoes feel perfect. These were the first pair of shoes I've purchased and from everything I've tried on and worn previously, these feel the best. The grip is amazing, such a sensitive shoe and gets me comfortable on the tiniest holds. I went with these because I thought that they would give me a good introduction into the higher level shoes without killing my feet right off the bat, but also be able to last me a long time as I get more comfortable climbing. I'm convinced that these will do just that after a few weeks of climbing! I found that the VSR's are doing quite well as an all around shoe for me!