The Techno X Women is technically retired but it's still sold online.The Techno X Women is no longer produced by Scarpa. We're showing it as "available" on WeighMyRack because you can still find it at trustworthy online retailers.
Techno X Women
Durable, comfortable, versatile. The embodiment of a performance trad shoe. Performs on all trad terrain and excels on edges and cracks.
When you click a link below and then checkout online, no matter what you buy (climbing gear or not), we get a small commission that helps us keep this site up-to-date. Thanks!
|Weight|| 200 g|
Single : 200 g / 7.05 oz (Size 38)
European sizes 33-41, 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)||
Trad / Crack|
Sport / Face
|Last Details|| Shape: Flat (comfort)|
Last : FN Scarpa considers last information super top secret so we can’t define the last types further than the initials FN. 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.
|Upper Material||1.8 mm Suede / MicroSuede|
|Midsole Material||1.4 mm Flexan|
|Sole Material|| 4.0 mm XS EDGE|
Vibram® XS Edge
Video shows how and where Scarpa shoes are made.
We have had multiple female traddies report that they absolutely love this shoe. Unlike the soft and sloppy Mythos, the Techno X is a technical crack climbing shoe that can be worn all day, but that can handle difficult terrain. Many men and women love the unisex La Sportiva TC Pro for long routes, but the Techno X is a low volume shoe specifically for women that competes even with that classic. We happily give a Top Pick award for long routes and crack climbing to the Techno X, and would choose this shoe above the rest for long days, whether that means many pithces in Red Rocks or a long High Sierra route.
In general this shoe is a good all day shoe that I will be using it on cracks, its comfy and well made, and as I say its not my normal choice shoe. You might consider it if you don't like turned down toes, or tight shoes. The Techno X is extremely comfy, the tongue is soft and padded, and as its better than a great number of boots I have done hard routes in the past it will defo do for most people up to hard bouldering grades, or climbing, good luck with it.
This is a well-constructed moderate crack climbing shoe which will take a lot of abuse. If sized right (more roomy than a sporty shoe) you can wear it all day with happy feet. I wouldn’t try routes with heel hooks, thin pockets, steep roofs, or dime-edges, but this isn’t a face climbing shoe. At $155 it’s on the high end for moderately priced, stiff laced shoes, which range from $140 to $160. Given the cost and its jamming and slab performance, it’s a good choice for climbers logging a lot of days on long moderate traditional climbs who want a shoe that will last several seasons. I’d take these up classic jam-fests like Serenity-Sons in Yosemite or The Cruise in the Black Canyon and have a good time, but try them on first… all-leather classics like the Mythos might be more comfortable for some feet.
The Scarpa Techno X is a flat-lasted and comfortable edging shoe that packs in a lot of performance features for all-day high-end routes. Sporting a medium- if low-volume fit, this shoe will be a great option for 5.9 to 5.11 climbers looking for all-day comfort on tons of edging or crack climbing. However, it’s too stiff to really work well on smeary slabs. I’d recommend it for crack climbing in both the desert and Yosemite.
This Italian shoe company proved that comfort doesn’t mean sacrificing performance and vice versa with the new flat-lasted Techno X. Testers loved the stiffness for standing on the patina flakes of Skyline (5.8) and the shoe’s versatility for simultaneous jamming and dime-edging on Wheat Thin (5.7), both in City of Rocks, Idaho. “I could climb easy five-pitch routes just as well as I could pull hard on vertical, techy 5.11,” one tester said. “They had a tight feeling, which inspired confidence on tiny footholds, but they weren’t so tight that I had to take them off at every belay.” This is thanks to a tension-randing system (the rubber is stretched out as it’s placed on the shoe) that places the power in your toe like a high-performance kick, but without a downturn, these shoes remain easy to wear. Vibram XS Edge rubber remains one of the stickiest on the market, and 4mm thickness is enough to protect your feet but not eliminate sensitivity. Whatever your objective, as long as it’s vertical or less, the Techno X will do you right.