Who should buy the Scarpa Origin

The Scarpa Origin is an affordable climbing shoe with an empowering set of traits up its sleeve. It is a solid option if you:

  • Need a shoe that is equipped with a company-exclusive outsole called Vision for slip and skid resistance on a variety of surfaces. 
  • Prefer a flat front end that allows the foot to remain in a relaxed position, delivering all-day comfort as a result.
  • Need a shoe that is designed for sport climbing and bouldering. It promises an all-around kind of performance, whether indoors or outdoors.

Scarpa Origin Logo

Scarpa-owned Vision outsole

The shoe’s ability to stick to different types of surfaces, be they indoors or outdoors, comes from the Scarpa-owned Vision outsole. It is a rubberized component with a full-length construction. It is 5 mm in thickness.

Scarpa Origin Outsole

Scarpa Origin’s Flexan

With the Scarpa Origin’s Flexan midsole, users can climb with enough support underfoot. This sturdy layer has an overall thickness of 1.9 mm.

Scarpa Origin Midsole

1.8-mm thick suede leather

The Scarpa Origin encases the foot in its 1.8-mm thick suede leather upper. Its interior comes without a liner. Protection from abrasive hazards and enhanced climbing security is promised by the rock shoe’s hardwearing rand. Its tongue is made of mesh which makes it's interior extra breathable.

Scarpa Origin Upper

Two heels pull loops

Scarpa designers furnished it with two heel pull loops to help climbers get in and out of the shoe with relative ease.

Scarpa Origin Two heel pull loops

Two adjustable straps

Two adjustable straps make up the Origin’s closure system. Both of these straps are engineered with Velcro (hook-and-loop) fasteners.

Scarpa Origin Two adjustable straps

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 7.9oz / Women 7.2oz
Construction: Board lasted
Closure: Velcro
Fit: Comfort fit
Downturn: Neutral
Environment: Indoor, Outdoor
Material: Leather

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Teddy Dondanville
Teddy Dondanville

Teddy is a professionally trained Apprentice Rock Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and a Wilderness First Responder with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Besides guiding outdoor rock climbing, Teddy also has years of experience in route setting and coaching climbing indoors. Through his guiding, route setting, and coaching, Teddy has experimented with climbing shoes for over a decade.