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Vapour Lace

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£103.50
£130.00

The Scarpa Vapour has been updated and redesigned to be stiffer than the old version. It isn't just the lace-up version of the Vapour. It's an edging machine, perfect for technical face climbing on tiny edges or long multi-pitches where you still need precision and control. The Vapour uses Vibram XS Edge improved firmness for the most challenging edging moves. The Vapour has a narrower heel than the Vapour V. The midsole has also been extended around the sides of the edges of the shoe; to make the shoe stiffer without having to sacrifice sensitivity. The lace uses the new PAF heel system which pushes the foot towards the front of the shoe, making them more precise on the toe while spreading the load on the heel.

Technical Specifications

  • Sole: Vibram XS Edge

  • Upper: Microfibre

  • Stiff

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Vapour Lace Reviewed at OutDoor

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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.

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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.

The Scarpa Vapour has been updated and redesigned to be stiffer than the old version. It isn't just the lace-up version of the Vapour. It's an edging machine, perfect for technical face climbing on tiny edges or long multi-pitches where you still need precision and control. The Vapour uses Vibram XS Edge improved firmness for the most challenging edging moves. The Vapour has a narrower heel than the Vapour V. The midsole has also been extended around the sides of the edges of the shoe; to make the shoe stiffer without having to sacrifice sensitivity. The lace uses the new PAF heel system which pushes the foot towards the front of the shoe, making them more precise on the toe while spreading the load on the heel.

Technical Specifications

  • Sole: Vibram XS Edge

  • Upper: Microfibre

  • Stiff

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Video reviews

Vapour Lace Reviewed at OutDoor

Submitted by Visitor

WeighMyRack 2016 Shoe Showdown

Submitted by Visitor

Reviews & ratings

Average rating

Based on 18 ratings
4.78

Product reviews (5)

Kai
Kai
Sep 19, 2021

Edging Machine

Surprised by how well this thing edges. If you have narrow feet with a center foot shape (according to Scarpa), and you need something relatively flat and very stiff for long vertical climbs then this shoe would be perfect for you. Size them comfortably (street size or .5 below) and don't use these to boulder indoors!

Climb in Herzegovina
Climb in Herzegovina
Mar 10, 2021

Vapour lace

Great all-rounder, perfetly fits with wide foot. I used them outdoors for 10 times since i bought them and they work pretty well for now. They gave me a huge push since they're my second pair of climbing shoes(first one were flat beginners shoes), and made few ascents possible, that i couldn't climb before..

The service is great. My shippments were at my adress in few days after making order. I also got all of my e-mailed questions answered on next working day, and staff was really kind and professional compared to expiriences i had with some sites.

Sam
Sam
Feb 24, 2021

Fantastic edging, pretty comfy

Brilliant shoe, great edging capabilities and awesome in thin cracks with the rubber over the toes- quite confidence inspiring. Quite stiff front half, so nice support on small holds. Smear pretty decently too. Fit has a bit more room around my heel and over my toes then I'd like but fit is so foot shape dependent.. The tongue is a bit of a nuisance as it is only sewn at the bottom, so the edges can curl sometimes when putting them on- seems like it would be a simple improvement to fix this? The slight downturn seems to be lost kinda quick but I didn't size them that tight, kinda tempted to buy another pair half size down. Went 1 UK size down from my street shoe size 10.5 > 9.5UK, which is a snug fit but not too tight for shorter multipitch.

Crushed Climbing
Crushed Climbing
Nov 04, 2017

The shoes perform well all round. They also offer good comfort on longer routes.

Here's an in depth video review I made

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgwi_zjVM1U

Ollie Case
Ollie Case
Nov 04, 2017

Whether you slab, crack or overhang climbing these shoes performance is solid. The shoe's outsole is constructed of Vapor Vibram XS Edge Rubber. It gives a good balance between sticky and strong. The shoes build and rubber is stiff. Compared to the vapor velcro the rubber is harder keeping a sharp edge for longer. This means the shoes can edge on small edges. It will easily stick on f6c footholds. The shoe was obviously built with heel and toe hooking in mind. Although I haven’t done many of theses moves. Rubber extends over the toe and the heel. Toe area rubber doesn’t just help grip in these areas but protects your toes. When crack climbing toes are jammed into cracks. They can get sore and the shoe can often get worn through. The rubber on the toe will protect them. The shoes performance at smearing is pretty good although it must be remembered that the rubber favors edging as it is harder. Performance on gentle overhangs is also good. Slight down turning and sharp edges aid this. The shoes can hook holds and grip easily.

Although the shoes look aggressive they’re extremely comfortable. The construction of the shoe with microsuede and Scarpa’s rand design minimises potential foot pain. The shoe has pinpoint precision without any toe pain. They can easily handle 6C slab foot holds. I have heard they have no problem with higher grades. For people with odd shaped feet this shoe is perfect. The laces fit snug to your foot a characteristic velcro will never be able to rival. It should be remembered that the shoes don’t stretch much though so if they don’t fit try the size bigger.

Now onto the negatives. When you step onto a climb you might get a bit of a shoe fart. Trapped air in the heel area is pushed out making a wierd sound. But I don’t really care. The shoes are harder to get off compared to velcro alternatives. The laces take longer to do up and take off. However I think the benefit of a tight fit outweighs the time wasted.

Here's my conclusion. The shoes are the closest thing you're going to find to a jack of all trades. They perform well on most types of rock and angles. And they keep your foot snug and pain free.

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