Who should buy the Scarpa Force V

With its neutral, camber-less profile and mildly asymmetric shape, the Force V revels in its "all-day wear" status. It's for you if:

  • You're looking for a pair that's quite comfy at the onset.
  • Shoes that can easily stick to ledges are what you need.
  • You're ready to invest in a premium beginner shoe that lasts longer than others.
  • You need something quite responsive, whether on rock or plastic.

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Who should not buy it

With no comments or reports about its liner being a sweat sponge, the Scarpa Helix is a nice replacement for the Force V. Also, check out the Scarpa Origin instead if you're quite worried about the stretchiness of the featured shoe.

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Super comfy from the get-go

Experts say the Scarpa Force V provides day-one comfort. They can go on for hours and in between climbs without taking off the shoe.

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Responsive ascents

Scores of buyers say that they like the sensitivity of the Force V, making them feel more in control of every foothold as a result.

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The Scarpa Force V's lizard-like tenacity

The Force V's outsole is incredibly sticky, an abundance of testers say. Smearing should be an easy feat in this climbing shoe.

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Locks in sweat

There are those who say that the shoe's liner absorbs sweat pretty readily. This poses two problems: (1) it can make the shoe heavy, and (2) it can lead to smelly feet.

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An ally to beginners

To critics, the Force V from Scarpa is a superb pair of beginner climbing shoes. Its just-right stiffness and downturn-free construction are the main culprits in this regard.

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Built to endure

This climbing shoe from Scarpa delights with its extraordinary durability. While it's not resolable, the Force V's outsole is thicker and tougher than most.

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The Force V equals floppy confines

 It has been reported that the Scarpa Force V stretches to the point of sloppiness.

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A compelling investment

Verified purchasers say that the Force V's capabilities far outweigh its rather high asking price.

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Scarpa Force V vs. Origin

The Scarpa Force V and the Origin are just two of the many high-quality rock shoes Scarpa has on offer. The section below lists some of their differences and similarities.

Profile. Both these Scarpa rock climbing shoes have a neutral profile. Their flat design makes them ideal for those who are just starting out in the sport.

Price. Scarpa’s Origin is the clear winner in affordability. Case in point: it is approximately less expensive than the Force V by roughly $45.

Midsole. The Force V from Scarpa uses a 1 mm midsole, while the Origin has a 1.9 mm midsole. The former leaves the featured shoe with more flexibility, while the latter gives the Origin extra overall support.

Outsole. The Origin carries a 5 mm Vision Rubber outsole. This is a proprietary compound that highlights resilience. On the other hand, the Force V is made of a 4-mm Vibram XS Edge outsole, which excels on rocky (outdoor) surfaces.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 260g / Women 240g
Construction: Slip lasted
Closure: Velcro
Fit: Comfort fit
Downturn: Neutral
Environment: Indoor, Outdoor
Material: Leather, Vibram

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