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Nov 12, 2012, 3:38 PM

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Re: [Ap328] Question about Scarpa and La Sportiva sizing?
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Ap328 wrote:
I am looking to get some new shoes. I climb mostly indoors, and I would like a stiffer sole(midsole) & some moderate downturn without sacrificing too much comfort. I have researched for a quite a bit(more like a ton!) and would like some Scarpa Feroces.
I am also interested in getting some La Sportiva Solutions, and am curious what a good size for those would be as Moosejaw is having a sale. Maybe 40.5, 41.0, or 41.5?

My street shoe size is 9.5(42.5). I currently have some Scarpa Reflexes size 9.0(42.0), which I do NOT recommend even to beginners. They were tight at first, but have stretched to PERFECT fit except a little dead space in the heel. They were actually pretty decent at first for me, but are now mushy and low-performance. The TAC-100 rubber is just awful(slippery & no stick).Mad

Anyways I was just wondering if some people could shed some light on Scarpa sizing. It says half a size-2 down on their website for Scarpa. How do the Feroces size compared to the Reflexes? I heard the Feroces don't really stretch that much. Reflexes stretch about half a size.

I know I'm new to the forums, but any help on these two shoes soon would be much appreciated since I will be ordering online.


I have the feroces and absolutely love them. I recommend them, but as with anything, trying them on is always best. I usually try on shoes and keep going down until the honestly hurt. From there, I figure out stretch and go a bit bigger.

You have to think about this a bit because in relation to what you posted for shoe size (9.5 = 42.5), it's obviously different:

my sneakers say size 9 US and 42.5 euro on the label
my approach shoes say size 9 US and 43 euro on the label

Both are US-made shoes (saucony and five-ten)

My scarpas are size 41.

good luck.

edit: clarify

(This post was edited by Gmburns2000 on Nov 12, 2012, 3:42 PM)

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Post edited by Gmburns2000 () on Nov 12, 2012, 3:42 PM

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