Scarpa Furia Review

November 5, 2015
Scarpa Furia
GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
94
Edging
7
Smearing
10
Sensitivity
10
Cracks
10
Rubber
7

The Good

  • Super sensitive
  • High performance
  • Suction-cup fit

The Bad

  • Wears quickly
THE VERDICT

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. 

FULL REVIEW

Edging
Great for edging on steep and overhanging routes, but not great for sustained edging on vertical or low-angle routes. Having strong toes helps.

Smearing
The Furia provides excellent security on slippery smears of rock thanks to its super sticky Vibram XS Grip rubber and soft sole. 

Pockets
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.  

Heel/Toe Hooking
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.   

Comfort
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. 

 


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