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Chimera

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$144.79

Taking its name from a hybrid beast of Greek mythology, the Scarpa Chimera is a longstanding favourite on the climbing shoe market and now comes with glitzy new paintwork. Designed to be the most precise bouldering shoe on the planet, the Scarpa Chimera features Vibram XS Grip 2 for ultimate grip, an elongated toe-patch for toe-hooking across its entire length, and a vacuum lacing system for a secure and bespoke fit.
Alongside this, Scarpa has utilized what is normally an un-sung hero and made it a game-changing characteristic, its inner panel. On the shoe's inner, a large, seamless, morphic big-toe panel has been placed. This assures your foot's power is firmly channeled through the big toe, whilst its smooth area avoids discomfort and uneven pressure points.
With its bi-lateral footbed, the Chimera's stitching allows the shoe to move and adapt with the foot as it changes under pressure on different holds, whilst its cleverly placed synthetic and natural fibers on the footbed provide the shoe with consistent overall power across all climbing disciplines and compression when needed.
Boulder or Sport, the Scarpa Chimera offers equal measures of top-dog performance and silky comfort, assuring solid foot placements and bringing out your best, whilst its microfibre upper offers little stretch and will hold its shape throughout the duration of its lifespan.

Technical Specifications

  • PCB-Tension™ active rand provides a lightweight power transfer

  • Vibram® XS Grip 2 makes these shoes stick like glue

  • SRT structural toe wrap in M50 rubber provides support and friction

  • Asymmetric lacing opens Drago performance to a narrower foot

Details

  • Upper: Microsuede + Leather

  • Midsole: TPS Insert

  • Outsole: Vibram® XS Grip 2 (3.5 mm)

  • Last: FZ - Highly Downturned, Highly Asymmetric

  • Weight: 225g; 7.9oz (1/2 pair size 40)

  • Origin: Italy

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How I choose the correct size?

All climbing shoe models fit differently. We put together our 'shoeculator' to help you find the right size in a new model, compared to your old climbing shoes or street shoes.

Choose from the options below to find your size in the Scarpa Chimera
Climbing Shoe
or
Street Shoe

This sizing advice is based on two pairs of brand new shoes. Leather shoes tend to stretch more than synthetic shoes. When switching from synthetic to leather you may want to select a smaller size.

Taking its name from a hybrid beast of Greek mythology, the Scarpa Chimera is a longstanding favourite on the climbing shoe market and now comes with glitzy new paintwork. Designed to be the most precise bouldering shoe on the planet, the Scarpa Chimera features Vibram XS Grip 2 for ultimate grip, an elongated toe-patch for toe-hooking across its entire length, and a vacuum lacing system for a secure and bespoke fit.
Alongside this, Scarpa has utilized what is normally an un-sung hero and made it a game-changing characteristic, its inner panel. On the shoe's inner, a large, seamless, morphic big-toe panel has been placed. This assures your foot's power is firmly channeled through the big toe, whilst its smooth area avoids discomfort and uneven pressure points.
With its bi-lateral footbed, the Chimera's stitching allows the shoe to move and adapt with the foot as it changes under pressure on different holds, whilst its cleverly placed synthetic and natural fibers on the footbed provide the shoe with consistent overall power across all climbing disciplines and compression when needed.
Boulder or Sport, the Scarpa Chimera offers equal measures of top-dog performance and silky comfort, assuring solid foot placements and bringing out your best, whilst its microfibre upper offers little stretch and will hold its shape throughout the duration of its lifespan.

Technical Specifications

  • PCB-Tension™ active rand provides a lightweight power transfer

  • Vibram® XS Grip 2 makes these shoes stick like glue

  • SRT structural toe wrap in M50 rubber provides support and friction

  • Asymmetric lacing opens Drago performance to a narrower foot

Details

  • Upper: Microsuede + Leather

  • Midsole: TPS Insert

  • Outsole: Vibram® XS Grip 2 (3.5 mm)

  • Last: FZ - Highly Downturned, Highly Asymmetric

  • Weight: 225g; 7.9oz (1/2 pair size 40)

  • Origin: Italy

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Reviews & ratings

Average rating

Based on 9 ratings
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Product reviews (3)

david swaine
david swaine
Sep 19, 2017

great complement to the Booster S ,a little softer so perhaps better overall at smearing but not as sensitive on tiny holds.
Its got all you need in a top class bouldering shoe.
The last appears to be the same as the Instinct line with a narrower heel possibly
Sizing as above...but 1/2 size down from my Booster S giving a glove like fit.
Bought them to replace Futuras for steeper climbing/smearing.They seem to do this very well and for me much more comfy.

Patrick Cao
Patrick Cao
Sep 11, 2017

I purchased the Chimera 2 weeks ago. I got them the same size as my Scarpa Boostics (38 1/3/ 5.5 UK).

The fit is quite snug with a better heel fit than my Boostics. Being the Chimera it has taken the best part of the Scarpa range. The last, the tension system and TPS insert. The lacing system makes a huge difference for me as my feet are slightly different in volume, removing all the dead space in the shoe.

It edges quite well for a soft shoe and the toe hook is amazing due to the same massive patch of rubber as with its counterpart, the Drago. The heel is very interesting as it is quite stiff down the spine allowing full force on certain heels without losing any power.

I highly recommend this shoe for those who are looking for something comfortable with great performance within the Scarpa range.

Max Cynic
Max Cynic
Mar 28, 2017

Awesome shoes, but keep in mind that there are some slight differences from similar Scarpa Drago. For example, the heel is a little bit deeper (and slightly different shape - you can compare photos - differences are quite visible), more tensioned, and made with less rubber. Laces are a lot better than single velcro to get that dialed in fit, since Drago does not have any elastic pieces and are only kept in place via one velcro. Toe is just a little bit harder than Drago, only noticed when directly comparing the shoes. Still very soft shoes.
Overall very similar to Scarpa Drago, but with deeper heel and better overall fit due to laces.

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