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Scarpa Instinct

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The award-winning Instinct is a performance all-arounder. Its downturned design allows purchase on holds that are otherwise nonexistent, whether its high-angle sport climbs, or bouldering test pieces. This everyday workhorse utilizes suede uppers in a lace-up design that molds to the foot, offering control and support for routes that demand precision and edging power. Bi-tension randing, which actively pulls power from the toes, rather than cramming your toes painfully forward, gives performance with less tension. On the sole, Vibram XS Edge rubber melds excellent grip with good durability and edge hold.


100% suede upper
Molds to your feet
Bi-Tension active randing system
Provides maximum toe power
Rubber toe patch
Provides toe-scumming power
Soft midsole is sensitive and agile
Vibram XS Edge
Provides incredible grip & durability

Tech Specs

Upper: Suede
Midsole: Flexan
Sole: Vibram XS Edge; 4mm
Last: FQ
Weight: 224g; 7.9oz (1/2 pair size 40)
Color: Parrot

Climbing Shoe Sizing

From your measured size, you'll want to consider downsizing .5 - 2 full sizes. The flatter the shoe, the closer to your measured size; the more downturned/aggressive the shoe, the more you'll want to downsize. The best fit is comparative between sizes and only you will be able to judge that, though an experience climber could offer good insights to your fit. If you are unsure of your correct size, call us today at 970-468-5687 or email us at sales@telemarkski.com for expert fit assistance. If it feels painful, it may break in... or it may not. Pain sucks as a rule of thumb though and makes climbing miserable. Only you can judge what's 'acceptable' discomfort. Good fitting rock shoes shouldn't necessarily be 'comfortable' by walking/running shoe standards. Look for looseness/bagginess in the toes and heel. Bagginess can mean 'slop' when climbing with feet perspiring, etc.
Toes should completely fill the toebox. Heel should feel solid; like they won't pull off if heel hooking.Any foot movement in new shoes will mean sloppy fit when broken in.

Scarpa Sizing Chart

Still Unsure on Sizing?

Call us: 970-468-5687 or email sales@telemarkski.com. Provide as much information as possible on your foot size and our expert climbing shoe fitters will make a sizing recommendation. Still Unsure? Go ahead and buy two different sizes to see what works best. You will have 30 days upon the item's arrival to return the shoe in its brand new condition for a full issued refund the day the item arrives back to us.  
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