• Rock Runners - Jonathan

Review: Scarpa Booster (Newest Shoe)
















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Since this is one of the newest shoes on the market, it is also one of the most complex. Its design resembles a perfect shoe for lead or sport climbing and a ceramic microfiber makes it thinner and more lightweight.


This shoe is definitely more expensive than most, but the performance is hard to beat. This shoe is also made for sport climbing, so bouldering may not perform as well. Despite this, with its new modernization and technology, this shoe may appear in the Olympics this year and in gyms all over the world.


Pros


This shoe has new additions that no shoe has as of right now. With ceramic microfibers to make it lighter, Alcontera, a synthetic suede like material, and a new tension rand, this shoe really has it all. This is definitely a shoe made for top performance and for the top rock climbers.


The shoe is made to widen out at the bottom, allowing people with wider feet to be able to use. The heel especially does this, to increase comfort by spreading the tension of the foot over a larger area.


The shoe is downturned and asymmetric, allowing you to stay on the tiniest of footholds. While this does come with a negative, very experienced climbers used to aggressive shoes will enjoy these.


Cons


This shoe is on a higher price range. The Boosters can run you up to $190. Despite there being many shoes at this price range (especially aggressive shoes), this is something to keep in mind.


The Booster is an aggressive shoe. It will hurt if you are not prepared for this ahead of time. This shoe is also going to feel really small and tight even with the widened sole.


This shoe is specialized. It is not an all around shoe. This means that while it will perform with the best shoes at sport climbing, it will not a bouldering or speed. If you are a massive fan of bouldering over rope climbing, I would not suggest getting these.



That is my overall impression of the shoe. We will have to watch and see if this shoe pops up in the Olympics (because I think it will). If you are tech savvy with shoes and are looking for the best at sport climbing, these are the shoe for you.


Get your pair on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2WDWQXF

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