Materials: Leather, Vibram sole
Use: short sport routes
Break-in Period: ages
Weight: heavy because of the vibram
Price Paid: 70 pounds
I found these boots fantastic for giving me that extra 'edge' on harder routes. However, they were utter agony and contorted my poor feet into the most un-natural state. Some say this is necessary for a technical boot but I was literally crying after doing a short second pitch after standing about belaying my leader from a small ledge in the blazing sun (feet swelled). So if you can stand the agony and the deformed feet they are a brilliant shoe, as for me I can't!
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Description of Scarpa Sphinx Climbing Shoes - WomensPower and quickness for edging performance and womens fit.FeaturesUpper SuedeClosure Lace-upMidsole Polypropylene 1.4 mmSole Vibram XS Grip 4 mmLast FIWSizes 34-41 half sizesWeight 400g 38
- US Outdoor Store
CLOSEOUTS . Scarpa's aggressive Sphinx climbing shoes are designed for the advanced to expert climber. Vibram(R) XSgrip outsole dishes out some serious friction for edging, smearing and jamming. Suede upper Synthetic lining Weight: 1 lb. pr. By Scarpa of Italy Made in Italy Climbing and other related activities are inherently dangerous; anyone purchasing or using equipment for this purpose is personally responsible for getting proper instruction on its correct and safe use Visit our Climbing Gear Guide Available Colors: LILAC, 31. Sizes: 34, 34.5, 35, 35.5, 36, 36.5, 37, 37.5, 38, 38.5, 39, 39.5, 40, 40.5, 41.
- Sierra Trading Post
The Scarpa Sphinx is a ladies climbing shoe that was designed to edge like a champ, while still remaining versatile.Upper: SuedeClosure: Lace - UpSole: Vibram XS Grip.
On Sale. Free Shipping. Scarpa Women's Sphinx Boot (Fall 2008) Power and quickness combined for feline-like movement in the Women's Sphinx Boot by Scarpa. This is the women's specific shoe built for edging performance.Features:Upper: SuedeClosure: Lace-upMidsole: Polypropylene 1.4 mmSole: Vibram XS Grip; 4 mmLast: FIWWeight: 400g (38)Scarpa Product WarrantySCARPA products are covered by a 1 year limited warranty from the original date of purchase. This warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship. Damage that is due to normal use and wear, abuse or accidents is not covered by this warranty. Products that have been resoled or otherwise modified are excluded from this warranty. Fit is not covered by this warranty. Except as otherwise specified above. SCARPA MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE DESIGN CONDITION OR QUALITY OF MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP TO THE PURCHASER OF THE GOODS PURCHASED HEREBY OR ANY OTHER PERSON WHATSOEVER.SCARPA North America, Inc. reserves the right to make all warranty determinations which may include but are not limited to repair, replacement or credit for the product. If it is determined that there is no warranty issue with the returned product, the product will be returned to the dealer with a note of explanation.We ask that dealers are our first line of service in the warranty evaluation process, and prefer that all consumer warranty returns be handled through an authorized SCARPA dealer.