Scarpa Furia ReviewNovember 5, 2015
- Super sensitive
- High performance
- Suction-cup fit
- Wears quickly
The Scarpa Furia is a precision weapon for high-end sport climbing and bouldering. As one of the softest shoes on the market, the Furia is not for beginners: strong toes and advanced footwork are a prerequisite to taking advantage of all the Furia has to offer. What’s incredible about the Furia is its ability to maintain its downturned, aggressive last despite having such a soft, flexible sole—certainly the mark of a well-made shoe. The only downside to enjoying that supple sensitivity is a rubber sole that wears quickly, especially on abrasive or roughly textured rock.
Great for edging on steep and overhanging routes, but not great for sustained edging on vertical or low-angle routes. Having strong toes helps.
The Furia provides excellent security on slippery smears of rock thanks to its super sticky Vibram XS Grip rubber and soft sole.
With a pointy toe, and the extreme sensitivity of a soft shoe the Furia stands out as one of the best pocket-pulling shoes on the market.
The Furia is designed to give insane performance on both heel and toe hooks. Full rubber atop the foot, combined with a flexible sole, make improbable toe hooks feel secure. Meanwhile, the heel cup is medium-volume, and left zero dead space. There is also a fin of rubber that is positioned in just the right place to give you security on even the tiniest millimeters of rock lips.
The Furia is surprisingly comfortable for being such an aggressive, down-turned shoe, mostly thanks to its super flexible mid-sole. However, if you’re looking for comfort, look elsewhere. The Furia is all about performance.