The new Scarpa Vapour (lace up) might seem like the same shoe as the new Scarpa Vapour V (velcro) with a different fastening - in fact they are very different models. True, both are all-round high performance rock shoes offering precision, sensitivity and power, and an asymmetric, moderately down turned shape to offer great instant comfort. The difference is in the rubber.
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While the Scarpa Vapour V (velcro) features innovative NEW Vibram XS GRIP 2 rubber, designed to be super-sticky and take friction to a new level, the Scarpa Vapour (lace up) features equally innovative NEW Vibram XS EDGE rubber, designed to offer outstanding support and stability for edging and durability.
More about the new Vibram XSEDGE rubber: (UKC News Item)
The new patent pending 'Slingshot-Power™' system connects the critical area under the toes directly with the heel area keeping the original shape.
The heel fit is excellent and allows efficient and precise heel hooking. The dual power strap closure combined with a comfortable mesh tongue provide incredible fit and ventilation.
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