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The Instinct VS, subtlety blends the characteristics of the Slipper and Lace-Up versions to create a superb technical shoe.
The Instinct VS, subtlety blends the characteristics of the Slipper and Lace-Up versions to create a superb technical shoe.

Scarpa Mens Instinct VS Climbing Shoes in Black-Orange

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  • In the event that your purchase is not suitable, for whatever reason, you have the right to return it to us.
  • Goods should be returned in new condition, unused, and with their original undamaged packaging.
  • We aim to process all returns within 72 hours. This may take slightly longer at busy times of the year. We will e-mail you once your return has been processed.
  • Any items returned will be refunded unless faulty or shipped in error.
  • If you wish to exchange an item for any reason, please place a new order for the items that you want.
  • Please note that it is your responsibility to pay for the return postage costs, no postage costs are refundable.
  • Goods may be returned for a refund within 30 days of receipt.
  • You do not need to contact us to notify us of your return unless the item is faulty or is outside of our 30-day policy.
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Scarpa Mens Instinct VS Climbing Shoes in Black-Orange




The Instinct VS, subtlety blends the characteristics of the Slipper and Lace-Up versions to create a superb technical shoe.

The Instinct VS features the same Micro-Suede upper used on the Instinct Slipper which provides great flexibility and ensures that the shoes hold their shape longer than leather equivalents

The upper is built around the down-turned toe last of the Instinct family ensuring precise toe placements with high levels of feedback. Vibram XS-Edge ensures that your feet will stay planted on the smallest of edges and stiffens up the toe increasing responsiveness. Bi-Tension technology intimately connects the toe and the heel of the boot helping to increase overall performance which is guaranteed to last.

Velcro straps keep the heel of the shoe firmly secured to your foot even on the most demanding heel-hooks with the new toe rand design providing durable performance on toe-hooks.


  • Last: FV
  • Sole: Vibram XS Edge 3.5 mm
  • Upper: Synthetic Micro Suede+ Suede
  • Weight: 230g
Buyers Guide - How to choose Rock Shoes

With over 70 different styles of men’s, women’s and kid’s rockshoes available across our physical and online shops, choosing the right pair of rock shoes can be a daunting prospect!

The key to buying amazing climbing footwear is to come into the shops, chat with our friendly, experienced staff and take the time to try on lots of different types. Regardless of whether you are a beginner or experienced climber, rock shoes are close-fitting and made very differently from normal shoes, so a precision fit is really important to enjoy your climbing.

We stock adult rock shoes from size UK2 (EU 35) to UK 14.5 (EU 50) and children’s sizes from UK Jnr 10.

- Why do I need rockshoes?

- What is the difference between a rockboot, a rockshoe and a climbing slipper?
- Why are there so many different types of rock shoe to choose from?
- Should I wear rockshoes with socks?
- What should I look for as a beginner?
- How should rockshoes fit?
- What is a last and how is it important?
- What do “neutral”, “moderate” and “aggressive” mean?
- What are rockshoes made from?
- Why are there different types of rubber used on the sole?
- How can I make my rockshoes last longer?

Top tips to make the right choice:

Don’t use price as your guide. Chat through the type of climbing you do and what you are planning so that we can help you make the best choice.

If you are planning on using your rockshoes at altitude – size up to allow for expansion. Lace-up shoes are good for allowing your feet a little extra space. Especially if you are climbing in the cold when blood circulation is critical.

When you try on a lace-up shoe, undo the laces completely and then tighten them accordingly from toe to ankle.

Come into the shop with lots of time to spare so that you can try lots of shoes on to compare. We also have holds for you to try them on so you can see how they feel when you put your weight on your foot.

Technical Information
  • Upper - Synthetic Micro Suede
  • Sole - XS Edge 3mm
  • the VIBRAM® XS Edge compound delivers excellent pure grip while adding improved firmness for the most challenging edging moves.
  • FV Last
  • Bi Tension rand - a reverse slingshot rand that's anchored under the critical toe area and connects directly to the heel rand
  • Weight - 520g
Sizing Information
36 3 1/2 41 7 1/4
37 4 1/4 42 8
38 5 43 8 3/4
39 5 3/4 44 9 1/2
40 6 1/2 45 10 1/4
41 7 1/4 46 11
42 8 47 11 3/4
    48 12 1/2
    49 13 1/4
    50 14


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  • Scarpa Mens Instinct VS Climbing Shoes in Black-Orange review by Jon Morgan, on 02/07/2022

    Just the best rock shoes for me. Ive had loads of them!
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