"Light! Comfy! Easy on and off shoe! Lots of nice features! Well Worth it."
I wear 9.5 street shoe and have a slender foot. Sometimes it makes finding the right climbing shoe a trick, I use to use the the La Sportiva Miura's in a size 40. After going through three pairs of the Miua's I wanted to try something different. So I decided to give the Instinct VS's a try. I ended up sizing up for the VS,( to a 41). Once I got that figured out I fell in love! The VS's fit my feet well, the shoes are quick and easy to put on and take off. I love the features, like the rubber covered toe area, how light the are,and looks like the quality is good as well. all in all they are really good shoes.
"Solid shoe. Order maybe a half size larger than a solution"
I wear a 42.5 in solutions, I tried these in a 44 based on recommendations that they run a little larger and that a 42.5 in boosters was a little bit too small. I'm returning the 44's for a pair of 43's, assuming that they'll stretch a tiny bit. I really like the design, they seem quite sturdy.
"a secret weapon for the sport climber's arsenal"
I demo'd these bad boys at the New River Rendezvous earlier this summer, and I couldn't have been more pleased. Maybe Scarpa shoes just click with my foot shape, but these shoes felt snug and comfy right out of the gate. They performed on all the varieties of sport routes the New has to offer. That stiff scarpa edge did as well as expected on more vertical routes, but really stuck out when it started pulling with heels and snagging toe hooks (yep, all that new rubber on top is pretty handy) on the steeper and more gymnastic stuff. The synthetic upper offers the promise of that snug and comfy fit lasting for quite a while, and I've always been a fan of scarpa's rubber durability. Although I identify as a lace-up guy, i think these slippers kick quite a bit of boo-tay.