Who should buy the Scarpa Origin
The Scarpa Origin is an affordable climbing shoe that could be the right option for you if you are after the following:
- a beginner-friendly climbing shoe
- a versatile shoe for sport climbing and bouldering both indoors and outdoors
- comfortable in-shoe feel thanks to the flat front end
Who should NOT buy the shoe
If you find the shoe's asking price a bit too hefty for a beginner, consider the Evolv Defy ($90). The two shoes are very similar in design. The Origin is only better if you intend to go on multi-pitch sessions.
And if you need a stiffer, more aggressive Scrape shoe for technical climbing, consider Scarpa Aria.
Amazing in-shoe comfort, perfect for beginners
Reviewers extensively praise the comfort offered by this Scarpa climbing shoe. One of them points out that it is "immediately noticeable" the moment you slide your foot inside. The padded tongue contributes greatly to the cozy in-shoe feel.
According to experienced climbers, it is not the type of shoe you would want to immediately get off your feet in between sessions. As one reviewer puts it, this is the kind of shoe that will improve your climbing but "they aren't going to smash your feet." In fact, it gets more comfortable the more you wear it.
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’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.
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 are promised by the rock shoe’s hardwearing rand. Its tongue is made of mesh which makes its interior extra breathable.
Despite the fact that it comes from an affordable bunch, this Scarpa shoe has proven to be pretty durable. Those who have taken it through some regular rigorous climbing sessions report that the rubber "stayed strong" and the upper hasn't developed any rips or holes.
Easy on-and-off with two pull loops
Scarpa designers furnished it with two heel pull loops to help climbers get in and out of the shoe with relative ease.
Origin uses 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.