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The heel system PAF by Scarpa spreads the pressure on the heel tendon across a bigger surface and forces the forefoot on a broader area into the front of the shoe creating more pressuring onto the tip of the shoe while being more comfortable to wear on the heel. The number of wholes on the side indicate the strength of the applied tension.
The tension system PCB by Scarpa dynamically distributes the forces over the whole foot increasing precision.
SRT Surround Rubber Tension ™
An added layer of M50 Rubber wrapping the forefoot creates additional power towards the tip of the shoe. Additionally the rubber creates high friction and increases sensitivity for toe hooks.

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Technical Details

Closing lacing Material synthetic Toe Pad large Lining none Colors
Downturn aggressive Asymmetry high Toe Angle high Pre-tension aggressive Last FZ
Foot Width slightly narrow Foot Volume medium Foot Shape pointed Heel Cup average
Sole Vibram® XS Grip 2™ Rubber supersoft Sole Thickness 3.5mm Midsole TPS Midsole Type toes Midsole Thickness 1mm Tension System PCB™ + SRT™ Heel Cup Sensitivity high
Weight 420g Release Year 2021 List Price € 160€ List Price $ 199$

The Scarpa Chimera features a rubber-wrapped toe area, a multi-panel upper, an aggressively downturned profile and an asymmetrical shape with full-length off-set lace closure. The shoe’s PCB-Tension™ active rand directly transfers power to the big toe which is ideal for steep overhangs. In addition, it has a TPS insert which provides the necessary underfoot support and edging power required on vertical terrain with smaller footholds. The Chimera’s asymmetric lacing system together with the SRT structural toe-wrap improves the climbers’ toe-hooking capabilities while the Vibram® XS Grip2 sole makes the shoe stick like glue. All in all, this climbing shoe is suitable for sport climbing on different terrains and on various angles.

Which size fits?

Fit Sizing
Comfort + 0.5
star Normal - 0.5
Performance - 1

We recommend for your profile to pick this shoe around -0.5 sizes smaller than your Street Shoe Size.

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