Scarpa Instinct VS Climbing Shoes - Women's

Color: Black/Aqua
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Built for sport climbers and boulderers who demand sensitivity and power, the Scarpa Instinct VS women's climbing shoes have a precise fit, tough synthetic uppers and grippy soles to help you send.

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  • This women's version features a modified heel cup to better suit lower-volume feet and also utilizes softer and stickier XS Grip 2 rubber
  • Curved, asymmetrical last combines with a moderately downturned profile to create an all-around shoe that handles a variety of climbing styles at the highest level
  • Slightly softer construction and thinner soles provide enhanced flexibility and sensitivity, making Instinct VS the cornerstone of the Scarpa Performance line
  • Bi-Tension system is a tensioned rubber wrap reaching down 2 sides of the shoe, giving priority to sensitivity and subtle support
  • Specially adapted to slightly asymmetrical shoes, Bi-Tension runs under the front of the toes and down along the sides of the foot, leaving the center pad for sensitivity
  • 7-panel synthetic microsuede uppers feature a floating leather power strap to enhance fit and provide power
  • Rubber toe patch provides maximum toe hooking power
  • Flexan 1.0 mm midsoles for precise support
  • Vibram® XS Grip 2 rubber (3.5 mm in forefoot; 2 mm in heel) for a softer, more supple fit and feel
  • Perfect for bouldering, sport climbing and technical face climbing


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Technical Specs

Best Use

Rock Climbing

Climbing Shoe Type





Synthetic microsuede; strap: leather


Vibram XS Grip 2 rubber

Footwear Closure


Can Be Resoled




Weight (Pair)

14.2 ounces

Climbing Shoe Volume


Size Chart

3434.53535.53636.53737.53838.53939.54040.54141.542 EU
U.S. Women's3.544.54.555.566.5777.588.5999.510

Sizing Notes

All Scarpa non-plastic footwear uses European sizing.

• 1 Euro whole size = 6.6 mm = 0.26 inches

• 1 US whole size = 8.4 mm = 0.33 inches

• The 30 Euro sizes above cover the same size range as 24 US sizes.

• More Euro sizes provide a better, more precise fit for your intended use.

Rock Shoes: Scarpa recommends you downsize 1/2 to 2 full sizes from street shoe size, though downsizing depends on shoe model, intended use and personal preference.

Mountaineering: Scarpa recommends you upsize 1/2 size or more depending on desired fit. Scarpa plastic mountaineering boots are based on the UK sizing scale.

Ski Boots: All Scarpa ski bootsare measured in Mondo sizing. Highlighted (or not) sizes share the same shell size; the liners are lasted for each 1/2 size. Some skiers may want to downsize up to 1 full Mondo size, depending upon personal preference.

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