Scarpa Force V Climbing Shoe

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Scarpa Force V Climbing Shoe and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 82 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.2 stars 
Expert Rating: 3.9 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 133

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Works well for those who need a flat shoe for all-day comfort.
  • High-quality and durable for long-lasting use.
  • The heel straps keep your foot locked in the shoe during use.
  • Padded and smooth to prevent any heel irritation during climbing.
  • The slight downturn adds to the performance while placing your feet in small holds and gaining ample traction.

Expert Reviews

  • Durable for long-lasting use over multiple seasons.
  • Versatile to climb with confidence in a wide variety of situations and climbing problems.
  • Comfortable for all-day use on climbs.
  • Precise enough to work well for easy and moderate climbs.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Not downturned or asymmetrical for intense climbers who want performance benefits.
  • Some reports of the toe rubber not being as grippy as some may want for toe hooking.
  • Uncomfortable to walk in in-between climbing runs.

Expert Reviews

  • Does not have the most sensitive feel for climbing on mixed terrain.
  • Lacks the necessary shape and sensitivity to work on hard climbing routes, making it not the best choice for experts.
  • At the high end of the price spectrum for a beginner shoe.


The Scarpa Force V Climbing Shoe is a high-quality, comfortable, and durable shoe that works especially well for beginners who want to be able to climb easy-to-moderate climbing walls and outdoor situations. Despite the shoe being not downtrend or asymmetric enough for expert use, it has the potential to last your entire beginner career, making this a good first or second shoe for new climbers.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3, 4.