Who should buy the Scarpa Velocity

The Scarpa Velocity is quite budget-friendly. In fact, it is one of the highly affordable rock climbing shoes. As a downturn-less, non-asymmetric pair, climbers mentioned that it can be used by all skill levels and with its microfiber upper is entirely washable, it gives them tootsies climbing freshness for longer.

Scarpa Velocity logo

Who should not buy the Scarpa Velocity

An owner mentioned that he was disappointed with this climbing shoe because it has no Velcro pad around the lower tongue. It also lacks a toe rubber. They also mentioned that its sole is too soft and too flexible. If you are looking for a climbing shoe that has a glove-like fit and offers fantastic all-around performance, you might want to check the So iLL Momoa Pro.

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Updates to :name


The brainy shoemakers at Scarpa have updated this rock shoe to keep up with the demands of the modern climber. Below are the improvements applied to the featured shoe:

  • The revamped Velocity now comes with a sleeker Z-strap for its closure system (a.k.a. Wave-Closure). It replaces its former self’s bulky double fasteners.
  • Unlike the old Velocity, the updated model is completely vegan. Indeed, it is engineered without the use of any animal substances.
  • This upgraded Scarpa shoe may now be resoled. Note that a resoling service requires a small fee in most cases.

Scarpa Velocity updates

Notable Features

  • A protective randing system with low tension.
  • Sole: 4mm Vision rubber offers the best balance between friction and durability
  • Insole: 3/4 length 1.5mm insert from heel to toe helps distribute power throughout the foot
  • Grippy sole
  • Support and edge stability
  • Fit medium
  • Toe profile medium

Supplies great grip to stand on friction

Climbers mentioned that the Scarpa Velocity is grippy enough to stand on friction with while providing very good support.

Scarpa Velocity outsole

Resoleable and ultra-durable

Climbers commended this climbing shoe because of its ultra-durable Vision rubber and they loved it as it can also be re-soled. With that said, it prolongs the life of the shoe.

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All-day comfort

Climbers claimed that it is so comfortable and they can wear it all day. They can even jog around in them without pain.

Scarpa Velocity insole

Provides protection from rapid wear

This climbing shoe's edge rubber extends around the entire shoe and climbers mentioned that it protects the upper from rapid wear.

Scarpa Velocity upper

Long-lasting support and edge stability

With its Flexan insert, climbers stated that it provides lasting support and edge stability. They also stated that it prevents rapid foot muscle fatigue when standing in line. 

Scarpa Velocity upper 1

Vegan-friendly and easy to clean

Climbers also commended this shoe because of its Microfibre upper, which makes the shoe vegan friendly and it is easy to be washed easily.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 7.4oz / Women 6.7oz
Construction: Vegan
Closure: Velcro
Fit: Comfort fit
Downturn: Neutral
Environment: Indoor
Material: Synthetic

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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.