Scarpa Instinct VS Climbing Shoes - Men's

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


  • 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
  • Strategically placed Vibram® XS Edge (3.5 mm) in the forefoot and Vibram XS Grip 2 (2 mm) in the heel
  • 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


Forefoot: Vibram XS Edge rubber; heel: Vibram XS Grip rubber

Footwear Closure


Can Be Resoled




Weight (Pair)

1 lb. 0.2 oz.

Size Chart

6.5788.599.51010.511121338 EU38.5 EU39 EU39.5 EU40 EU40.5 EU41 EU41.5 EU42 EU42.5 EU43 EU43.5 EU44 EU44.5 EU45 EU45.5 EU46 EU46.5 EU47 EU48 EU49 EU50 EU
U.S. Men's6.5788.599.51010.51112135.5+66.577.57.5+88.599.59.5+1010.51111.511.5+1212.5131414.515

Sizing Notes

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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