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Recent Climbing Shoe Reviews

Scarpa Origin

rated 5 of 5 stars Fantastic beginner shoe for anyone looking to get started. Fit tapers a little from a slightly narrowed heel to a medium-wide toebox. These were my first pair of shoes I bought. I normally wear 12-12.5 and got a size 46, I found this too tight so I also got a pair size 47 and used those until my feet got conditioned and then I went back to size 46. What can I say about this shoe? They've stuck with me since the beginning and I've gone from climbing 5.9 to 5.11 in about nine months. They're good… Full review

La Sportiva Men's Otaki

rated 5 of 5 stars Great overall shoe for sport climbing. Nice sticky rubber really helps on slab. Shoe fits well. Definitely one of the wider Sportivas. I would recommend if you have a wider foot. Breaks in very nicely and very quickly. It does not stretch much but it molds to your foot.  Super comfortable from the get-go and I can wear them for two-three routes before I have to take them off even when I first got them. Great sticky rubber makes it excellent for slab work and a stiff edge makes it great for the… Full review

Scarpa Force V

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A perfect step up from the Origin for those looking to increase their performance without getting aggressive. The fit tapers from a narrowed heel to a medium-wide toebox. Preface: I'm mainly a gym climber, though I occasionally go outdoors. For rating reference I climb at Stronghold in Los Angeles. For about six months I climbed mainly using Scarpa Origins. I wanted to get a nicer pair of shoes to see what the fuss was about, and so I tried a pair of LS Miura Velcros for a while, but found them… Full review

Bufo Shark

rated 5 of 5 stars Good quality shoes for a reasonable price. For the budget conscious person that wants to get a quality products with out breaking the savings account check the Bufo products. I bought these climbing shoes back in 2001 and I am still using them today. I have to say that I don't hit the climbing wall very often anymore, but this is a good quality product for a fraction of other fancy brands' prices. Rubber is sticky and it has a good rubber rand in the side. They have a little bit of camber but they… Full review

Mad Rock Flash

rated 4 of 5 stars A cheap comfy shoe with a good heel. Not the greatest edging, but for the price very good value. A cheap comfortable shoe which is very versatile, good for bouldering, overhanging sport routes, multi pitch climbing (if you go up half a size).  Sport climbing it is good for me up to 7C on overhanging and 7A faces. No problem bouldering up to V5-6. It does wear out pretty fast, but for the price it's great.  Full review

La Sportiva Men's Otaki

rated 5 of 5 stars The La Sportiva Otakis climbed very well on the sandstone of Castle Rock and on the volcanic conglomerate of Pinnacles. They work well for experienced rock climbers. While I did not get a chance to climb on quartzite or limestone during the review period, the bit of foot-scuffing I did on our home quartzite front entry indicated that the Otakis will also work well on quartzite. As with all technical rock shoes, you should get them fitted by a boot and shoe fitter who is well trained in the peculiarities… Full review

La Sportiva Women's Tarantulace

rated 4 of 5 stars Very grippy soles. I like that these shoes have laces to stay tight on your feet. I bought these used and was very pleased with the purchase. The shoes fit my feet to a T, and are a comfortable fit for climbing shoes. I have used these for both outdoor and indoor climbing, and the shoes have been great for both. The soles are great for smearing and are very grippy.  Full review

evolv Addict

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you can climb in slip-ons, you can do anything in these. They tackle any objective with grace and power. I am sold. FIT: These shoes fit me perfectly. I have a wider foot, but my heel is average. They have no dead spaces, hot spots, or slippage. I bought exactly to my street shoe size (11.5), and they are ideal for all of my pursuits. This is my first pair of slip-ons, and I may be sold for life. COMFORT: These were ready to go pretty much out of the box, with only two long sessions needed to… Full review

La Sportiva Taka

rated 3 of 5 stars As a beginner climber I got these shoes used from a gym and they supported me for climbing for three years of hitting the gym on and off. They worked great to help me get into climbing and taught me what to look for in my next pair. These shoes fit pretty well, but soon I learned they were a bit big. Overall though they are easy to get snug with the laces. The heel fits great and so do the sides — plenty of room and they don't feel overly tight around the sides on wider feet. Since I bought these… Full review

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