La Sportiva sizing versus Scarpa

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T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 30, 2014 - 09:06pm PT
I've always worn 43 in LS, and I just bought a pair of Scarpa slippers size 43 that are ridiculously over-tight. Huh?
HF

climber
I'm a Norwegian stuck in Joshua Tree
Jun 30, 2014 - 09:35pm PT
Did you try the shoes on, or did you order them online?

If the answers are no and yes, I would highly recommend purchasing shoes (especially climbing shoes) from a brick and mortar store.

Here are links to the two companies' sizing charts:

La Sportiva: http://www.sportiva.com/about/technology/sizing-boots-shoes

Scarpa: http://www.scarpa.com/DownloadPdf?dataResourceId=SIZE_CHART

HF

Rankin

Social climber
Greensboro, North Carolina
Jun 30, 2014 - 09:36pm PT
Depends on the model of course but I find Scarpas fit about a full size smaller than La Sportiva. Rarely do different companies size climbing shoes the same.
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 30, 2014 - 09:51pm PT
Scarpas fit about a full size smaller than La Sportiva
That sounds right. I'll be listing them on eBay at a drastic reduction soon enough if anybody wants them (will cross-post). I think 9 1/2 is the actual US size. Thanks all.
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
Jul 1, 2014 - 09:02am PT
Scarpa Techno 39 feels about like La Sportiva Mythos 37 or Syncro 38.
caughtinside

Social climber
Oakland, CA
Jul 1, 2014 - 09:05am PT
I wear scarpas in my street shoe size but have to downsize sportivas 1-1.5 sizes.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Jul 6, 2014 - 06:17pm PT
Oddly enough there appears to be a significant sizing difference between La Sportive rock shoes and mountaineering boots.
Specifically in width.
I have a wide forefoot. With most lightweight shoes (sneakers, daily wear shoes), I wear out the outside toe first.

I cannot wear La Sportiva boots. They are noticeably tighter in width when sized properly in length.
Yet La Sportive climbing shoes fit me very well.
I find Scarpa mountaineering boots are a perfect fit but their approach shoes are tight. I wear a "true" size Scarpa boot and a 1/2 size large Scarpa approach shoe.

So I've got Scarpa mt boots and La Sportiva climbing shoes.
I'm guessing La Sportiva boots and shoes are made in different factories or even countries.
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 6, 2014 - 07:13pm PT
I'll be listing them on eBay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/151345354809?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_25wt_1010
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