I got these shoes after using the Sportiva Katanas…
Materials: Vibram XS
Use: boulder, sport, crack
Break-in Period: 3 weeks
Price Paid: 220 aus$
I got these shoes after using the Sportiva Katanas and the first thing I noticed was how easy it was to pull with them. Then the next thing was the funny lump pushing up from underneath my big toe. At first it feels really horrible, but now it feels weird not to have it there.
The shoe has got tonnes of really sticky rubber on it so there's no complaining. The heel has got a rubber hooking rail and it's really different to a normal heel because it can slip off unexpectedly which is a shame. I mainly boulder with this shoe, but it is also legendary on sport routes. The Feroce apparently excels on crack climbing, however I've not tried it yet. It also works well on slabs and a bit better on vertical.
The Scarpa Feroce is a super good all-rounder, works best steep climbing using edges and pockets,and the rubber is mad.
heavier shoe than 5-10s or sportivas, which probably…
heavier shoe than 5-10s or sportivas, which probably helps give a better toe action and durability. What sucks about the shoe is the wierd ridges that are put on the heel. no clue why they where put there, maybe for looks? they have absolutely no use on a tight/slopey heel hook, and on a big heel hook, there is no need for help anyway.
the rubber all over the toe also interferes with toe hooking, and i've had them 3 months and the rubber on the toe is peeling from toe hooks.
However, despite climbing and setting 2-4 times a week, the toe rubber/edging is still going strong, which is more than I can say for my anasazis. They have also stayed fitted well, though they broke in enough so that they're not uncomfortable.
You can put your feet anywhere, no matter how small…
Use: Extreme boulders or sport projects, cracks (thin to wide ones)
Price Paid: 95 Euros
You can put your feet anywhere, no matter how small or bad the hold can be, it will definitely stick to it as if it had glue on it. Very trustable and comfortable for everything...thin cracks, limestone, it's the shoe I'll leave for the hardest projects. The heel is awesome, and will also grab very tightly on edges and anything you may think about.