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By Chris Graham
From Bartlett, NH
Mar 5, 2012
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Alex M. Smith wrote:
How does the sizing hold on the shoes (i.e. how much do they stretch)?


Mine have stretched very little Alex. They have bagged out just a little bit in the forefoot, but it doesn;t affect the overall fit or performance of the shoe.


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By Paolo Speirn
From Santa Fe, NM
Mar 12, 2012
topping out Out to Lunch" in the Sandias

I've been eying the vapor v's too. For people who like them, what kind of feet do you have? (wide/narrow, small/big heel, etc.) I've got wide feet with a low-volume heel and finding shoes is kinda hard...


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By Weston L
From Summerlin, NV
Mar 12, 2012
Me at the good rest on Doggie Do

Paolo, I am a wide foot small volume heel guy as well and they fit great. Break-in isn't terrible, standard to most other performance shoes I would say. Hope this helps.


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By redlude97
Mar 12, 2012

I also have a wide forefoot, narrow heel and the vapor V's work pretty well for that. I do have some extra volume in the heel that doesn't make for optimal heel hooking, on some particularly strenuous heel hooks my foot has actually slipped out of the shoe, but only when it is hot and my feet are sweaty. They are sized aggressively such that I can only wear them for 30-45mins at a time so they aren't too big. The Feroces have better heel holding power and are slightly narrower with similar forefoot width, but are more aggressively downturned.


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By Lisa Ray
Apr 7, 2013

Are people getting this shoe in a size that is the same as a lace up climbing shoe? I have the Scarpa Thunder in a 38.5. Would it be better to go with a 38 due to the velcro and type of shoe, or do the 2 types of shoes fit equally, since they are the same brand?


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By S. Neoh
Apr 7, 2013

For me, Vapor V did not stretch much length wise but the front/toebox did stretch out to fit well after a while. I wear Men's 7/7.5 street. I fit 38.5 Sportiva Katana Lace and 39.5 Vapor V. 39 would probably do as well albeit more painful to begin with. 39.5 is a little comfy for me now.


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By Benjaminadk
From Lake George, NY
Apr 7, 2013
Me

im happy with the vapor vs. they have great feel and stick to small stuff really well. ive only worn them in the gym so far. outside i mostly climb trad so i go with something more comfy. they are def not an all day shoe for me but if i was ever gonna try a steep sport climb outdoors i would put these on over tc pros and mythos for sure. mythos 44.5 tcpro 45.5 vapor v 46. the toe box does get more comfortable after a few days wearing them as someone else mentioned.


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By Brendan Blanchard
From Strafford, NH
Apr 7, 2013
Obi Wan Ryobi - Darth Vader Crag, Rumney NH

Chris Graham wrote:
they do deliver power to the toe without being uncomfortable or tweaky.


I've found this to be Scarpa's design key. My first pair of Scarpas (Instinct Slipper) was like discovering what climbing shoes were supposed to be like. For a slipper, they heel hook, toe hook, and edge very well. Fit like a glove!

They make that nice "sccuuupe" sound when I slide them on :)


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By rhyang
From San Jose, CA
Apr 7, 2013
21-August-2012: Me just before heading up the Twilight Pillar (III, 5.8+)

My feet measure 9.5 US, are of the wide forefoot/narrow heel variety and I like the vapor V's in 42 EU. For reference, I wear Sportiva katana velcro in 40.5 EU, Scarpa Force in 41.5 (which is actually longer than the size 42 vapor V by a few mm !), Scarpa Techno in 42 (comfort fit), Sportiva TC's in 41.

I've worn mine on multipitch routes, and like the sensitivity and sticky vibram XS Grip 2 rubber. The newer ones look to have XS Edge. Resoled with XS Edge they would be great gym shoes (I also have a pair of vapor S in 41.5 for bouldering/gym).


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By hhhrobi
Apr 8, 2013

Hi,

any idea on sizing these compared to Miura VS ? I'm a 39 in the la sportivas....


Thanks.


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By Lynn S
Apr 8, 2013
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Vapor V's are great, but Boostics are even better. I wear a 44 street shoe and am happy with 43.5 in the Vapor and 44 in Boostics. The boostics are much better for steeper pitches and precise footwork in my opinion.


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By GhaMby
From Heaven
Apr 8, 2013

For me, typically, Scarpa fits one size larger than Sportivas: so if I wear a 45 in a miura or Katana lace then a 46 will be about right with the Scarpa Vapor. One problem is consistency with Scarpa shoes, I and others I know have bought the same size in the same shoe and had radically different fits. SOOO try them on before buying if you can, otherwise try to order two pair of the size you want, and one half size larger and smaller to see which pair fits perfectly, then send the rest back!

I cried and whined to get Scarpa NA to bring the Vapor V's in a 46 to the US market, which they finally did. I bought a pair as soon as I could, and they fit about the same as my 45's, which really bummed me out, too tight for sport!


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By hhhrobi
Apr 9, 2013

Lynn S wrote:
Vapor V's are great, but Boostics are even better. I wear a 44 street shoe and am happy with 43.5 in the Vapor and 44 in Boostics. The boostics are much better for steeper pitches and precise footwork in my opinion.



which one of these 2 would you say is better for bouldering?

I don't do to much sport climbing. I do alot of indoor bouldering...


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By Chris Graham
From Bartlett, NH
Apr 9, 2013
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hhhrobi wrote:
which one of these 2 would you say is better for bouldering? I don't do to much sport climbing. I do alot of indoor bouldering...



Boostics!

I own a pair of the Magos for real steep face, edging and sport routes. Might be another option for you, but they are very stiff and I think the Boostics are a bit more sensitive.


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