The Scarpa Vapour Lace is a stiffer, more supportive version of the popular strap version of this climbing shoe. The lace version is also very slightly narrower/lower volume than its strap counterpart.
The Vapor lace-up offers the perfect combination of performance, precision, and comfort. Designed to stand on very small holds, the Vapors are moderately stiff and excel on steep face climbs and edges. Uppers are constructed using a combination of suede and Lorica® that is specifically mapped throughout to create stretch but retain structural integrity in areas of high stress and flexion. The Vapor features Vibram® XS Edge rubber, which melds excellent grip with good durability and edge hold. Size them large for a comfortable yet technical trad shoe, or size down for performance in sport climbing and bouldering.
The Vapour is lovingly constructed from a two piece microsude (synthetic) upper. Unlined for maximum sensitivity and with a comfy mesh padded tongue, the Vapour feels great out of the box. The shoe's last gives the now familiar Scarpa performance fit of a higher volume toe box and lower volume mid and rear section, incorporating a profile hugging arch and slightly bulbous, yet well fitting heel.
As with all the modern performance Scarpa's, the Vapour provides reliably similar sizing - i.e. if you are a 42 in the Vapour V, Instinct Lace/Slipper, Boostic etc. you should be a 42 in the Vapour Lace.
If you require some assistance with sizing this shoe to your particular needs click here: Rock Shoe Sizing Guide