Who should buy the Scarpa Boostic

The Scarpa Boostic is surprisingly comfortable given its high level of performance. Climbers mentioned that they are able to perform at a high level without having to suffer from painful feet. They also recommended this climbing shoe for steep sports routes and bouldering problems.

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Who should not buy the Scarpa Boostic

The Scarpa Boostic is not an ideal all-rounder shoe. For toe hooking, the shoe's toe patch is finicky and doesn’t perform well. Climbers felt uncomfortable if it is worn for long periods and it is quite expensive as well. If you are looking for a climbing shoe that has a set of components that gives sufficient competency on overhanging terrain and offers at a cheaper price, you might want to consider the Scarpa Veloce.

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Revamped for the current market, the Boostic provides the ability to efficiently send routes of the vertical sort. Some of its notable improvements are as follows:

  • The new and improved Boostic sheds its moderate downturn for a fully downward camber. With its supercharged hook-like forefoot, you can make more precise foot placements on micro-edges.
  • Compared with its former self, the Scarpa Boostic is about 40 g lighter, allowing for faster ascents like never before.
  • Its outsole is now 0.5 mm thinner than the previous build’s. This translates to enhanced sensitivity underfoot on top of the maximal grip.

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Renders an optimal balance of performance and durability when climbing

The outsole of Scarpa Boostic has a great amount of support and stability. Climbers loved it for both outdoor and indoor climbing. It was commented that the outsole was strong enough to hold even on the tiniest of holds and said that it kept its shape in tough conditions.

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Weatherproof

Climbers also mentioned that its outsole can endure repeated abuse in hot and cold weather conditions and it truly performs in all weather conditions.

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Incredible arch and heel support

Climbers were amazed by the arch and forefoot support that this shoe offers. They commented that it redirects the entire force to their toes and gave them sufficient support, especially on long, difficult climbs.

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Snug fit and offers more natural foot movements

The Scarpa Boostic's leather upper hugs the foot naturally. Climbers stated that it offers a better and more snug fit and let them move naturally with their foot movements. 

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Scarpa Boostic's customizable fit and lacing system

Climbers who tried this shoe were really happy as they were able to mold it to achieve their comfortable fit. They also stated that it is easy to wear and the twin strap closure was excellent. 

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Scarpa Boostic vs. Vapor V

It is not uncommon for two Scarpa kicks to be put in comparison. After all, competition is healthy, they say. In this friendly head-to-head, the Boostic sees a rival in the Vapor V. Listed below are a few of the areas in which they differ:

Downturn. The Boostic’s camber is aggressive, while the Scarpa Vapor V’s moderate.

Midsole thickness. The featured shoe’s midsole is thinner than the Vapor V’s by approximately 0.4 mm.

Lightness. Between the two climbing shoes, the Boostic is lighter by about 10 g a pair.

Takeaway: For projects that require extra support, where you deal with regular-size ledges often, the Vapor V is a decent choice. On the other hand, opt for the Boostic if you need something more sensitive and focused around the toe zone.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 250g
Technology: Leather, Synthetic
Construction: Slip lasted
Closure: Velcro
Fit: Performance fit
Downturn: Aggressive
Environment: Indoor, Outdoor

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Author
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.