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Awards Top Pick Award Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award   
Price $130.00 at REI
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$69.97 at Amazon
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$54.95 at Backcountry$54.95 at Backcountry
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Pros Sensitive, great edging, comfortableSuperb edging, great crack shoe, great on steep rockAdjustable heel strap, breathability, single pull adjustmentDurable, comfortable, High quality constructionGood price, comfort, easy on/off
Cons Possible back of ankle pressure point, difficult to resoleLacks comfort for all day climbingFabric is less abrasion resistant than synthetic or real leatherNot great on small holds, runs quite largeSingle lace tension strap can wear out quickly, adjustable heel sacrifices heel hooking rubber
Bottom Line If hard sport climbing or bouldering is your thing, these shoes may be just what you are looking forAn all around powerhouse, this shoe can do just about anything well, from steep sport routes and boulders to techy slabs and cracksA great kids shoe, packed with a ton of great features that help it perform well in almost every type of terrainThe Piki is one of the more durable shoes in our roundup as well as being comfortable and a decent performerThis all-around shoe has good performance on beginner to intermediate climbing terrain at a great price
Rating Categories La Sportiva Maverink Evolv Ashima Evolv Venga Scarpa Piki La Sportiva Stickit
Edging (20%)
9
10
8
5
6
Cracks (20%)
8
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7
Comfort (20%)
6
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7
Pockets (20%)
8
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8
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5
Sensitivity (20%)
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Specs La Sportiva Maverink Evolv Ashima Evolv Venga Scarpa Piki La Sportiva Stickit
Style Aggressive slipper Lace-up Velcro slipper Velcro slipper Velcro slipper
Upper Micro fiber/ leather Leather Polyester Mesh Synthetic Leather
Width Options None None None None None
Lining Unlined Unlined Agion Antimicrobial Unlined Unlined
Rubber Type Vibram XS Grip 2 TRAX High Friction TRAX SAS Vision Frixion RS
Rubber Thickness 3 mm 4.2 mm 4.2 mm 4 mm 3 mm
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