Reviews

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!

Where to Buy

Help support this site by making your next gear purchase through one of the links above. Click a link, buy what you need, and the seller will contribute a portion of the purchase price to support Trailspace's independent gear reviews.
Discontinued

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.

Recently on Trailspace

Congratulations, Seth and Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Six Moon Designs Pack Pod Review

Vargo Titanium Alcohol Stove Review

Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo Review

Big Agnes Pumphouse Ultra Review

Canoe Route Maps what do the P numbers mean?