I found these boots fantastic for giving me that extra…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
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!

Scarpa Sphinx


The Sphinx has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$9.96 - $81.00

The Scarpa Sphinx is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen January 26, 2013 at Sierra Trading Post.

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