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First Look: The Slightly Aggressive New Scarpa Arpia

Scarpa Arpia

Scarpa is a family owned company based in the foothills of the Italian Dolomites where it was founded.

Celebrating its 80 anniversary in 2018, Scarpa, an industry leader in footwear for all aspects of performance mountain sports, unveiled a collection of 20 new or redesigned products for Spring 2019 at the Denver Outdoor Retailer show.

One of the standout products for indoor and outdoor climbers was the Scarpa Arpia.

The Scarpa Arpia is a medium-rigid shoe characterized by a microfibre upper, which is internally finished with a soft fabric to increase comfort.

Designed for climbers looking to transition from a traditional flat last to a more performance-oriented rock shoe, the new Arpia is an all-around performer that is more aggressive and downturned than the flat-lasted Force V, but softer than the Vapor V.

Slightly downturned with moderate curvature, Arpia is a superb all-around gym shoe that transitions well to outdoors use.

A full microsuede upper, which conforms to the foot without stretching out, is paired with a padded stretch tongue and a Z-strap closure for quick and easy adjustability.

A V-Tension active rand helps deliver dynamic climbing performance in a comfortable package.

We can’t wait to put these to the test at the start of 2019.

Scarpa Arpia for 2019