Scarpa Vapor Lace Rock Shoes - Men's 5048-042
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Scarpa Vapor Lace Rock Shoes - Men's

  • Available prices $179.95
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These acclaimed lace-ups are a good choice for climbers looking to improve their footwork and tackle more challenging routes or multi-pitch outings. The single piece upper eliminates seams that can cause hot spots on long days. A full length outsole offers a stiff platform that supports your foot through a range of movement, and proven Vibram® XS Edge rubber gives you purchase on gritty or polished stone.

  • Uppers use a single-piece synthetic leather with minimal seams
  • Slightly asymmetric, curved shape for precise foot placement.
  • Mid stiff platforms.
  • Sole is 3.5mm Vibram® XS Edge™ rubber.

Tech specs

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Weight 430g (40)
Ideal for
  • Bouldering
  • Indoor climbing
  • Trad climbing
  • Sport and toprope climbing

A neutral shoe suits long routes and cracks. Moderate shoes allow precision and good edging. Aggressive shoes are downturned and tensioned, for power to the toe on steep or overhanging routes.


Highly asymmetric shoes allow more precision and focused power. Symmetrical shoes are more comfortable for all-around climbing.


Stiffness is provided by the type of sole and the tensioning system. Softer shoes allow more precision. Supportive shoes prevent fatigue.

Uppers Synthetic
Closure Lace-up
Outsoles 3.5mm Vibram XS Edge
Lined No
Made in Italy