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Best Climbing Shoes of 2020
Best Climbing Shoes of 2020
On the lookout for the best rock climbing shoes that 2020 has to offer? Over the last 10 years...

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Best Climbing Approach Shoes for Men of 2020
Best Climbing Approach Shoes for Men of 2020
We have tested 45 unique models over the past 10 years. For our 2020 iteration, we compare 13 of...

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Best Climbing Shoes for Women of 2020
Best Climbing Shoes for Women of 2020
Over the past decade, our team has tested over 45 of the best women's climbing shoes, recently...

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Best Climbing Approach Shoes for Women of 2021
Best Climbing Approach Shoes for Women of 2021
We've evaluated the best women's approach shoes over the last 9 years with over 26 products in...

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Best Rock Climbing Shoes for Kids of 2020
Best Rock Climbing Shoes for Kids of 2020
To find the best rock climbing shoe for your kids, we researched over 30 options before buying the...

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Men's Rock Climbing Shoe Buying Guide - Click for details
Men's Rock Climbing Shoe Buying Guide
So you've spent a few nights climbing in the gym, and now you're ready to jump in the car for a...

by Matt Bento

How to Choose Approach Shoes for Climbing - Click for details
How to Choose Approach Shoes for Climbing
Here in our Buying Advice article, we want to help you understand why climbers use many types of...

by Matt Bento

How to Choose the Perfect Pair of Women's Rock Climbing Shoes - Click for details
How to Choose the Perfect Pair of Women's Rock Climbing Shoes
The title of this article is a bit deceiving; those who have been climbing for a long time know...

by Jane Jackson

How to Choose the Best Climbing Shoe for Kids - Click for details
How to Choose the Best Climbing Shoe for Kids
You might think researching and buying climbing shoes for a child may seem difficult, but when it...

by Adam Paashaus

La Sportiva Katana Lace
La Sportiva Katana Lace
There's a reason the Katana Lace is a stalwart at crags across America. Or rather, there are many...

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La Sportiva Solution
La Sportiva Solution
When La Sportiva announced that many of their classic shoes were due for an update, we got scared...

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Scarpa Vapor V
Scarpa Vapor V
The Scarpa Vapor V is a workhorse. Size these shoes tight, and they edge well and excel at...

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La Sportiva Skwama
La Sportiva Skwama
The Skwama is a great addition to the La Sportiva lineup, with a single Velcro strap for easy on...

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La Sportiva Miura
La Sportiva Miura
The Miura is the AK-47 of the La Sportiva arsenal, on the market for more than two decades but...

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La Sportiva Solution Comp
La Sportiva Solution Comp
The La Sportiva Solution Comp is an aggressive shoe that really shines when precision is...

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La Sportiva Genius
La Sportiva Genius
To borrow a few apt words from the folks at La Sportiva, the Genius is the tip of a very sharp...

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La Sportiva Miura VS
La Sportiva Miura VS
The Miura VS belongs in the world of tough climbing, where it can use its diamond hard edges and...

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Five Ten Anasazi VCS
Five Ten Anasazi VCS
The Anasazi VCS is more at home on granite than welded tuff or limestone pockets. They trade in a...

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Scarpa Veloce
Scarpa Veloce
If you've longed for a better feel with the rock, but weren't ready to become a fully barefoot...

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La Sportiva Futura
La Sportiva Futura
Is the La Sportiva Futura a smartphone compared to the old Nokia bricks you've been climbing in...

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La Sportiva TC Pro
La Sportiva TC Pro
The La Sportiva TC Pro comes close to living up to the climb-anything-anywhere hype surrounding...

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Scarpa Drago
Scarpa Drago
The Scarpa Drago is one of the softest shoes we've ever climbed in. For a high-performance shoe...

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La Sportiva Finale
La Sportiva Finale
Climbing shoes ain't cheap and dedicated climbers can wear through more than a few pairs a year...

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Butora Acro
Butora Acro
Straight out of the box and onto the project, the Butora Acro is a favorite among our wide footed...

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La Sportiva Tarantulace
La Sportiva Tarantulace
Ropes, harnesses, and carabiners already cost enough. Do you really need to spend two hundred...

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Evolv Oracle
Evolv Oracle
The Oracle is the latest top-of-the-line shoe from Evolv. Our testers are big fans of several of...

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La Sportiva Miura VS - Women's
La Sportiva Miura VS - Women's
The La Sportiva Miura VS is a stiff, aggressively shaped edging powerhouse. These shoes allowed us...

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La Sportiva Miura - Women's
La Sportiva Miura - Women's
The La Sportiva Women's Miura has been a longstanding favorite for climbers looking for a...

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Five Ten Moccasym
Five Ten Moccasym
The Five Ten Moccasym is a solid crack climbing shoe. Our lead tester wore these red slippers...

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Evolv Shaman
Evolv Shaman
The Evolv Shamans are an aggressive shoe designed the by man (Chris Sharma!) himself for climbing...

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La Sportiva Tarantulace - Women's
La Sportiva Tarantulace - Women's
These days, it's getting hard to find a climbing shoe that goes for less than a hundred bucks. For...

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Black Diamond Momentum
Black Diamond Momentum
The Black Diamond Momentum is the beginner price point shoe from Black Diamond's brand new shoe...

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Scarpa Arpia - Women's
Scarpa Arpia - Women's
The Arpia is Scarpa's attempt to provide a shoe for the intermediate climber -- someone who wants...

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Tenaya Tarifa
Tenaya Tarifa
Slender footed rock scramblers rejoice! These shoes are for you. The Tenaya Tarifa is a sensitive...

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Evolv Defy Black
Evolv Defy Black
The Evolv Defy is a tried and true value shoe. While it has received multiple updates over the...

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Scarpa Maestro Mid Eco
Scarpa Maestro Mid Eco
Nothing can spoil the fun of a long multi-pitch adventure more than foot pain. The Scarpa Maestro...

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Scarpa Instinct Lace
Scarpa Instinct Lace
Everyone's feet are different, and the reality is that some of our favorite climbing shoes simply...

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Black Diamond Focus
Black Diamond Focus
Assysmetric and slightly downturned, the Black Diamond Focus is designed for edging test pieces...

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La Sportiva Skwama - Women's
La Sportiva Skwama - Women's
The La Sportiva Skwama is one of our favorite shoes we tested this past year. Though they stretch...

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Black Diamond Aspect
Black Diamond Aspect
The Aspect is Black Diamond's entry into the crowded field of climbing shoes marketed for trad...

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Scarpa Chimera
Scarpa Chimera
Scarpa has made a bold statement with the Chimeras. The color scheme is garish, the price is...

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So iLL Main Street
So iLL Main Street
There are plenty of basic velcro climbing shoes out there, and the Main Street does little to...

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Five Ten Anasazi LV - Women's
Five Ten Anasazi LV - Women's
The Five Ten Anasazi LV is an all-around climbing shoe that is comfortable and exceptionally...

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Scarpa Instinct VS - Women's
Scarpa Instinct VS - Women's
The Instincts surprised us by breaking in comfortably, even though they have a toe box that is...

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Evolv X1
Evolv X1
Our testers get real excited when a new shoe comes out billed as a price point performance...

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Mad Rock Lotus
Mad Rock Lotus
We were surprised by how much we loved the Mad Rock Lotus after a few days out in the Buttermilk...

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La Sportiva Solution - Women's
La Sportiva Solution - Women's
The La Sportiva Solution has been a longstanding favorite for sport climbers and boulderers alike...

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Scarpa Furia S
Scarpa Furia S
The Scarpa Furia is an incredibly soft, yet aggressively shaped shoe designed for steep, bouldery...

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La Sportiva Solution Comp - Women's
La Sportiva Solution Comp - Women's
Ok, this time La Sportiva has really done it. After a redesign of the Solution that left many of...

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Butora Gomi Wide - Women's
Butora Gomi Wide - Women's
The Butora Gomi is a fairly aggressive, downturned slipper with a Velcro closure made for steep...

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