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Best Climbing Shoes for Men of 2021
Best Climbing Shoes for Men of 2021
On the lookout for the best rock climbing shoes that 2021 has to offer? Over the last 10 years...

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Best Approach Shoes for Men of 2021
Best Approach Shoes for Men of 2021
We have tested 47 unique models over the past 10 years. For our 2021 iteration, we compare 14 of...

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Best Climbing Shoes for Women of 2021
Best Climbing Shoes for Women of 2021
Over the past decade, our team has tested over 45 of the best women's climbing shoes, recently...

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Best Rock Climbing Shoes for Kids of 2021
Best Rock Climbing Shoes for Kids of 2021
Looking for the best pair of rock climbing shoes for your kids? Our climbing gear experts...

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Best Approach Shoes for Women of 2021
Best Approach Shoes for Women of 2021
We've tested the best women's approach shoes over the last 9 years with over 28 products in hand...

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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 Jack Cramer & 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 are many reasons why the La Sportiva Katana Lace is a stalwart at crags across America. The...

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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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Scarpa Veloce
Scarpa Veloce
If you've longed for an intimate feel with the rock, but aren't ready to go fully barefoot, then...

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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 enough to excel at...

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Tenaya Tarifa
Tenaya Tarifa
The Tenaya Tarifa is a sensitive, comfortable shoe with just enough downturn to be effective on...

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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 Solution
La Sportiva Solution
The La Sportiva Solution is a deservedly popular, premium rock climbing shoe. It features a clever...

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Scarpa Drago
Scarpa Drago
The Scarpa Drago is one of the softest shoes we've ever climbed in. This incredible softness...

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

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Five Ten Moccasym
Five Ten Moccasym
The Five Ten Moccasym is a simple slipper that serves as a solid crack climbing shoe. There's been...

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

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

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La Sportiva Tarantulace
La Sportiva Tarantulace
For beginners and recreational climbers, the performance benefits of a high-end shoe likely aren't...

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La Sportiva Miura
La Sportiva Miura
The Miura is a longstanding benchmark in the La Sportiva climbing shoe arsenal, on the market for...

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Evolv X1
Evolv X1
The X1 is a newer high-performance slipper from Evolv with a single velcro closure strap, an...

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Black Diamond Momentum
Black Diamond Momentum
The Black Diamond Momentum is the entry-level option in Black Diamond's brand new shoe line. It...

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

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Five Ten Anasazi VCS
Five Ten Anasazi VCS
The Five Ten Anasazi VCS is a hyper-precise all-around crusher that doesn't hurt so much you want...

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

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Evolv Shaman
Evolv Shaman
The Evolv Shaman is an aggressive shoe designed by the man himself, Chris Sharma, for climbing the...

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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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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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La Sportiva Genius
La Sportiva Genius
The defining characteristic of the La Sportiva Genius is the No-Edge technology on the sole. Most...

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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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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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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 Futura
La Sportiva Futura
The first time you climb in the La Sportiva Futura, it will let you know everything you've been...

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Butora Acro
Butora Acro
The Butora Acro is a favorite among our wide-footed testers for its stiff yet sensitive edging...

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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 Vapor V - Women's
Scarpa Vapor V - Women's
The Scarpa Vapor V falls into the all-arounder category. Their downturned shape excels in 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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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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Evolv Venga
Evolv Venga
The Evolv Venga is a great all-around moderate kid's climbing shoe. Children's climbing shoes are...

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Five Ten Kirigami - Women's
Five Ten Kirigami - Women's
This shoe is extremely friendly and so comfortable that we almost forgot we were wearing it...

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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 original Solution that left...

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

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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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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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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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Unparallel Up Lace LV
Unparallel Up Lace LV
If you've never heard of Unparallel, you're probably not alone. Also, if you had to do a...

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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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