The newly redesigned Force V climbing shoes will blow you away with how comfortable they feel when you're climbing all day long. These shoes don't have the aggressive curvature found in other Scarpa shoes, and feature a softer more compact construction, striking a perfect balance between all-day comfort and climbing performance. Wear these on gym days, or when you're facing big granite walls or jagged boulders.
Upper: 1.8mm Suede
Midsole: Flexan 1mm
Sole: Vibram XS Edge (4mm)
Last: Men's FF – Flat Profile, Slightly Asymmetric
Sizes: Men's 36 – 47 (half sizes); 48-50 (whole sizes)
Weight: 260g; 9.2oz (1/2 pair size 40)
Rupert Edward Cecil Lee Guinness (of both Guinness World Record and the Dublin-brewed dark ale fame) established the Scarpa footwear company in the late 1930s, in order to give a future to skilled Italian craftsmen in leather processing. Translated from its Italian acronym, S.C.A.R.P.A stands for Association of Footwear Manufacturers from the area of Asolo.
By the mid-1950s, three brothers hired by Scarpa were able to take ownership, and brought the traditions of their land, their culture, and their beliefs into the business. After an Italian-American in Boston showcased the quality of his footwear to his coworkers, the North American market opened up, and production went from 10,000 pairs to 120,000 pairs within 5 short years.