The lightest shoe we make at 180 grams, pair the Stix with your 8.9mm cord for that project just out of reach or a climbing comp. We start with the chassis of the Mago, but craft a stretch panel over the foot, with our Reinforced Elastic Band to maintain the snug, precise fit for the life of the shoe. The Vibram® XS Grip half-sole lets the X-Tension Active Randing fully express its energy and support. Comps, bouldering, cranking hard – the Stix does it all.
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|Weight|| 180 g|
Single : 180 g / 6.35 oz (Size 40)
European sizes 34-44, including half sizes.|
From your measured size, you'll want to consider downsizing .5 - 2 full sizes. The flatter the shoe, the closer to your measured size; the more downturned / aggressive the shoe, the more you'll want to downsize....
|Best Use (Highest Performance)||
Sport / Face|
|Last Details|| Shape: Downturned (performance)|
Last : FX Scarpa considers last information super top secret so we can’t define the last types further than the initials FX. But, if you find a Scarpa shoe that fits, any Scarpa shoes with the same last initials will fit your foot in a very similar way.
|Midsole Material||1.0 mm Flexan|
|Sole Material|| 3.5 mm VIBRAM® XS Grip2|
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Scarpa has continued to impress me with their ability to churn out high performance climbing shoes that fit really well, and walk that delicate line between sensitivity and support, performance and comfort. The Stix, the latest offering from Scarpa, builds upon that tradition once again. The Stix is similar to the Instinct S. In fact, it seems as if the Scarpa Boostic and the Instinc S had a baby it would be the Stix. Improvements include better sensitivity and a higher arch. This has become one of my favorite slippers for outdoor sport climbing and indoor gym climbing. However, I wouldn’t recommend the Stix as a bouldering slipper, unfortunately, due to the fact that heel hooking is tough in this shoe.
Wearing the Stix on steep rock actually changed the way I climbed. I immediately felt more like a monkey, able to use my feet like hands to pull on footholds that were tucked away beneath me. I went home with sore quads that day from pulling so hard with my legs and efficiently using my core to take weight off my weak arms. After dozens of training laps on steep stone, the Stix have found their niche in my quiver of rock shoes. They’re best suited for overhanging sport climbing, steep bouldering, technical heel and toe-hooks, gym climbing, and any time that sensitivity is required.
I finally put them through a severe test but it was me that gave out. On a normally brutal series of slaps, I found myself using my feet more. This was on a route I'ave red pointed twice, but never dominated with any real margin. I look foreword to trying finally to subdue this beast, with some élan rather than my normal brutalisation.
5 stars because the Stix V2 is nimble, versatile and powerful. This slipper has no flaws. It’s currently my favorite shoe (lace-ups and Velcro included) for single-pitch sport climbing and bouldering.
Instant-classic alert! Cobbler genius Heinz Mariacher (the man behind some of the sport’s most notable shoes like La Sportiva’s Mythos and Testarossa and the Scarpa Boostic) has struck gold again. The Stix packs top-end performance in a surprisingly easy-to-wear synthetic-leather slipper. Testers loved this shoe for anything and everything steep: from the short and horizontal Kill By Numbers (V5), Joe’s Valley, Utah, to the 80-foot and varied Colossus (5.10c), City of Rocks, Idaho. “Out of the dozen pairs of performance rock shoes I’ve owned, these have struck the best balance between stiffness and sensitivity,” one discerning user said.