The Scarpa Feroce Vibram XS Grip Review
The Scarpa Feroce is a high-performing all purpose shoe for climbers with wider feet. The Vibram XS Grip 2 rubber is long-lasting and sticky.
The Suede/Lorica upper retains the shape of the shoe and helps it feel more and more comfortable over time.
And the slightly down-turned toe, combined with exceptional smearing performance, makes the Feroce a shoe that can tackle both 5.10 slabs, 5.11 cracks,
and 5.14 overhanging sport routes.
Less extreme last means good versatility
Triple Velcro closure secures shoe well; easy on and off
Toe stays downturned for edging, but allows give for great smearing capabilities
Good for long toes and wide feet
Too stiff for super thin cracks or the climbing gym
Might not fit thinner feet
If you have a medium to wide foot, and want performance without pain, this shoe might definitely
exceed your expectations for comfort.
The toe hooking is good, actually trust this shoe on small footholds.
Well-placed sticky rubber on the heel and over the toe makes the Feroce one of the best toe-hooking and heel-hooking shoes.
As expected the shoe perform good on all aspects – vert, slab, overhang, etc
Vibram XS Grip 2 is a softer, more high performance rubber, but it deteriorates just slightly more quickly than other rubbers.
Other than that, the Velcro straps have held up to desert dirt, and the shoe has retained its shape throughout its life.
Innovation and tradition share equally deep roots at SCARPA, a muti-generational, family-owned business
whose headquarters and manufacturing facilities are in the same region of northern Italy where it was founded in 1938.
SCARPA builds performance footwear for climbing, hiking, skiing, mountaineering, trail-running and other outdoor pursuits.
Aside from being the Italian word for “shoe,” SCARPA is an acronym for Societa Calzaturiera Asolana Riunita Pedemontana Anonima
( Associated Shoe Manufacturing Company of the Asolo Mountain Area).
Scarpa Feroce Vibram XS Grip will work nicely for you if you have Morton’s toe and climb overhangs. The toe is not extremely asymetric, only slightly.
You won’t want to walk around the gym or below the crag in them: they aren’t walking shoes!