Bringing high-performance features to a flat, less aggressive last, the redesigned Scarpa Force V Climbing Shoe features a softer, more compact construction that strikes the perfect balance between all-day comfort and climbing performance.
Weight: 8.5 oz / 240 g (Single Shoe)
Shoe Profile: Flat Profile
Upper: 1.8 mm Suede
Midsole: Flexan 1 mm
Sole: Vibram XS Edge; 4mm
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.