Scarpa Instinct VS Climbing Shoe reviews

Scarpa Instinct VS Climbing Shoe
Climbing Shoe:
Chris Luchis

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On October 28, 2016
Last modified:November 5, 2016


Scarpa Instinct VS Climbing Shoe in the best performance climbing shoe made for an expert climber. Some unique feature makes this shoe is the best choice climbing shoe.
The edge and toe box of this shoe give best comfortable filling. The Velcro Strap and Lorica leather provide well fitting. The very sticky rubber sole gives the best grip.
Scarpa Instinct VS the one of the best shoe which made for the professional and intermediate climber.

Scarpa Instinct VS Climbing Shoe reviews

The Scarpa Instinct VS Climbing Shoe is a powerful and more sensitive aggressive profile climbing shoe. This is the latest addition of Scarpa Instinct. The VS is softer and more flexible than Instinct V.

The Vibram XS Edge and Bi-Tension active Randing system are included in this shoe. First of all, the XS is the most sticky and harder rubber on the climbing shoe technology which made by Vibram. Also, Bi-Tension active Randing system provides more power on the toe.

The upper is 100% Lorica that means, cuirass leather, which is used to make a well fit comfortable climbing shoe. Therefore, this shoe is a comfortable climbing shoe.

Scarpa Instinct VS Climbing Shoe reviews
Also, the floating Velcro Strap gives a tight fitting and provides more power on climbing. The one Velcro Strap closing system creates a comfortable feeling while you climb. Another most important part are Vibram Xs rubber sole which gives extra gripping and ensures secure climbing.

What feature makes Scarpa Instinct VS as the best climbing shoe?

As I said already, there are many unique features are added on this climbing shoe. Those features make this shoe is the best climbing shoe.

Vibram XS Edge:

Scarpa Instinct VS Climbing Shoe reviewsThe Vibram is the most famous or recognized company for making shoe sole. The XS rubber is harder rubber on the climbing shoe industry. Also, it is the sticky rubber. This shoe sole and edge is made by Vibram XS technology. As a result, Scarpa Instinct VS has been the best edge climbing shoe.

Bi-Tension active Randing:

Bi-Tension active Randing is used for increasing toe power. It’s like a reverse elastic strap which started from the toe and connected with the heel. Therefore, It produces more power while you climbing.

Lorica upper:

As I said, the upper is made of synthetic cuirass leather which is very soft. Also, the cuirass leather which is well polished gives super fitting. So, it’s comfortable and sensitive. Therefore, this shoe becomes a best choice climbing shoe.


The fittings of this shoe are excellent and comfortable. The elastic tongue gives very tight fit and the Velcro Strap closure gives the best secure feeling. The tongue and Strap will grasp your foot perfectly, while the rubber sole allows you comfortable climbing. As a result, you can climb entire day without getting pain.

How does Scarpa Instinct VS Climbing Shoe perform?

I have tested this shoe on rock and indoor climbing. The result is good. But, I found the Instinct VS perform better on rock then indoor.

Toe hooking:

Scarpa Instinct VS Climbing Shoe reviewsI tested this shoe on the rock; the toes are extremely helping me. The toe boxes are superb. The rubber sole gives a great feeling. It does not jam my toes and my toes are exactly in positions while I climb. As a result, it a perfects toe hooking climbing shoe. When I first wear this shoe the toe box giving me a great feeling what I will never forget.


Edge plays a big role in climbing. I found the edge of the rubber sole good enough for rock climbing. The Vibram XS Edge is the harder shoe sole in the climbing technology, Also, its best sticky rubber.

So, this shoe sole is perfect for rock climbing. When you’re stepping on a thin crack the edge will give you better support. But, the more aggressive result can be gain on La Sportiva Solution.

Aggressive climbing:

Scarpa Instinct VS Climbing Shoe is a down-turned toes shoe. However, it’s all knows that, down-turned toes shoe is best for aggressive rock climbing. This shoe does everything that you need in aggressive shoes.

Alternative shoe:

You may compare it with any aggressive climbing shoe. But, it will give the same result as others. In some case, it may give better result also.

Almost all the best aggressive profile climbing shoe is giving the same performance. But, if you desperately want an alternative to Scarpa Instinct VS climbing shoe then you can go for La Sportiva Katana lace or La Sportiva Solution. Also, Evolv Shaman a good climbing shoe.


In Conclusion, Scarpa Instinct VS is a best performance climbing shoe. The Vibram XS Edge and Bi-Tension active Randing system make this shoe are one of the best choice climbing shoes. Also, the hi-edge performance and Lorica upper which make this shoe is comfortable. Finally, this is one of the best professional climbing shoes, I must say.


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