Materials: Suede upper, High friction Vibram rubber sole
Use: Gym, Sport, and Bouldering
Break-in Period: Two weeks
Price Paid: $85
These have become an all around good shoe for me so far. I am still a beginner and they are great for smearing, and toeing in on some small jibs in the gym and staying in cracks and rails out in the boulderfields.
The only thing that is lacking is on overhung routes I have had a little trouble staying on. This may not be the shoe, but more me still being a beginner. They have proven theirselves as a very comfortable shoe and a great investment in starting out climbing. I would recommend these to anybody that is new to the sport, and any one that wants to have a comfortable shoe for long sessions.
Enjoy yourself and have fun being who you are!
Use: sport routes smith rocks and in Iceland
Break-in Period: at least 15 climbs
Weight: there ok
Price Paid: $60
They're good for short sport climbs, good on the toes and smearing, very sticky but not good for an all-day climb.
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The Scarpa Veloce is a combination of comfort, convenience and performance. The Veloce is a shoe for all types of rock indoor and out. The upper suede really starts to feel good after a few climbs and the vibrum sole sticks on all types of rock. If you're a beginner looking for a comfortable, versatile starter or more advanced looking for a good all-around shoe, then the Scarpa Veloce is for you.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
Enter the vertical world with the Scarpa Veloce Climbing Shoe, because the sticky sole takes you from sub-vertical gym walls to over-vert chimneys. The round toe-box and padded tongue make it a comfortable fit the first time you rope up, and the double hook-and-loop straps make it secure, but not damagingly tight. The Veloce grabs the rock way better than your skate shoes; the Vibram XS Edge and stiff edge hold you in place as you set up for your first dyno.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
CLOSEOUTS . Scarpa Veloce climbing shoes are excellent entry level shoes for beginning through intermediate climbers seeking a less-restrictive fit. Well suited for both indoor and outdoor climbing Hook-and-loop straps for easy on-off High-friction Vibram(R) rubber outsole Suede upper Dual pull-on loops Weight: 1 lb. 4 oz. 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: GREEN, ORANGE. Sizes: 37.5, 38.5, 39, 39.5, 40, 40.5, 41, 41.5, 42, 42.5, 43, 43.5, 44, 44.5, 45, 45.5, 38, 46.
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version
Progress through the grades; performance meets comfort and convenience with the SCARPA Veloce Climbing Shoes.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version