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 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.
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.
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The Scarpa Feroce is designed for high performance smearing/ steeps/ pockets/ thin cracks; precision and power... so basically everything hard you can throw at it, making the Feroce one of the most technically advanced shoes on the market.
Need precision and power? The Feroce by Scarpa is designed for high performance smearing, steeps, pockets, and thin cracks.
The Scarpa Feroce Climbing Shoe uses a triple closure to lock your foot in place and ultra-sticky Vibram XS Grip2 rubber to give you the performance you need for anything from techy slabs to overhanging gnar. Rock and Ice gave this shoe five stars thanks to the versatility and comfort. A combination of Suede and Lorica helps the uppers mold to your feet as these shoes break in, so they'll be seriously comfortable and fit like gloves.
Free Shipping. Scarpa Feroce Climbing Shoe DECENT FEATURES of the Scarpa Feroce Climbing Shoe V-Tension active randing system focuses energy for maximum power Toe Power Support for pushing hard Low toe-profile last can pull on pockets, edge and fit into cracks Three power straps for a perfect fit and comfort Full-length outsole provides increased arch support Vibram XS Grip2 makes these shoes stick like glue Toecap for toe hooks and scu mming The SPECS of the Scarpa Feroce Climbing Shoe Upper: Suede/Lorica Midsole: Toe Power Support Sole: Vibram XS Grip2; 3.5 mm Last: FO Weight: 1/2 pair: 9.2 oz / 262 g