Main Features of the Scarpa Vapour Velcro
- Recommended use: All-round, Technical
- Fit: Narrow, Down-turned
- Stiffness: Stiff front, soft back
- Upper: Leather, Lorica
- Sole: Vibram™ XS Edge
- Fastening: Velcro
The Scarpa Vapour Velcro is an excellent all-round performance shoe that offers a good balance of precision, power and smear ability. It has a fairly slim fit with a mild downturn to the sole and a close fitting tensioned heel that feels secure on heel hooks and keeps your toes pressed to the front.
The latest version still utilises Scarpa's Slingshot-Power™ system, a reverse slingshot rand that's anchored under the critical toe area and connects directly to the heel rand, actively pulling power from the toes, rather than cramming your toes painfully forward, giving immediate performance with less tension. The overall last and end use remain the same; a comfortable shoe that is surprisingly capable (Dave Macleod has climbed E10 in his!). A rubber toe patch has been added and the heel fit has been improved. The sole is made from high performing Vibram™ XS Edge rubber that is super soft and sticky. If you're after one shoe to cover all of your climbing needs, you can't go far wrong with the Scarpa Vapour Velcro.