Ratings Overview - Climbing Shoes

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 La Sportiva Genius
To borrow a few very apt words from the folks at La Sportiva, the Genius is the tip of a very sharp spear. A synergy of multiple concepts and technologies, the Genius is worthy of the high praise...  read more >
$195

Editors' Choice Award
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90
Edging - 10 of 10
10
Cracks - 8 of 10
8
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Pockets - 9 of 10
9
Sensitivity - 10 of 10
10
La Sportiva Katana Lace

 La Sportiva Katana Lace
The slightly down turned toe and subtle asymmetry of the Katana Lace will allow climbers to hook into pockets and hold edges in absolute comfort. This shoe keeps your foot in a relatively flat...  read more >
$185

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Edging - 9 of 10
9
Cracks - 9 of 10
9
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Pockets - 8 of 10
8
Sensitivity - 8 of 10
8
La Sportiva Futura climbing shoe

 La Sportiva Futura
Is the La Sportiva Futura a smart phone compared to the old Nokia bricks you've been climbing in? The first time you climb in this shoe it will let you know everything that you're doing wrong with...  read more >
$185

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Edging - 9 of 10
9
Cracks - 7 of 10
7
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Pockets - 9 of 10
9
Sensitivity - 10 of 10
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 Butora Acro
Straight out of the box and onto the project, the Butora Acro is a favorite among our wide footed testers for its stiff yet sensitive edging prowess, comfort, and surprising versatility. From...  read more >
$154

Best Buy Award
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82
Edging - 9 of 10
9
Cracks - 8 of 10
8
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Pockets - 9 of 10
9
Sensitivity - 8 of 10
8
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 and off, a super soft midsole, and a glove-like fit. We found that this shoe performed equally well...  read more >
$165

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Edging - 8 of 10
8
Cracks - 9 of 10
9
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Pockets - 8 of 10
8
Sensitivity - 9 of 10
9
Trango Tenaya Tarifa

 Tenaya Tarifa
Slender footed rock scramblers rejoice! These shoes are for you. The Tenaya Tarifa is a sensitive, comfortable shoe with just enough downturn to be effective on steep climbs. Our testers with narrow...  read more >
$165

Top Pick Award
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82
Edging - 10 of 10
10
Cracks - 5 of 10
5
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Pockets - 10 of 10
10
Sensitivity - 9 of 10
9
La Sportiva TC Pro climbing shoe

 La Sportiva TC Pro
The La Sportiva TC Pro comes close to living up to the rock star, climb-anything-anywhere hype surrounding it. It features phenomenal edging, a flat toe, ankle protection for cracks, decent smearing...  read more >
$185

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Edging - 9 of 10
9
Cracks - 9 of 10
9
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Pockets - 6 of 10
6
Sensitivity - 7 of 10
7
La Sportiva Miura

 La Sportiva Miura
The Miura is the AK-47 of the La Sportiva arsenal, 10 years on the market and still holding its own against more modern designs. The Miura's terrain recommendations -- overhanging sport routes...  read more >
$165

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Edging - 9 of 10
9
Cracks - 8 of 10
8
Comfort - 6 of 10
6
Pockets - 8 of 10
8
Sensitivity - 7 of 10
7
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 little in the edging department for their incredible sensitivity. When contrasted to the La Sportiva...  read more >
$165

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Edging - 8 of 10
8
Cracks - 8 of 10
8
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Pockets - 7 of 10
7
Sensitivity - 8 of 10
8
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 almost absurdly asymmetric shape to power down on invisible features. For it to perform in this...  read more >
$175

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Edging - 10 of 10
10
Cracks - 7 of 10
7
Comfort - 5 of 10
5
Pockets - 9 of 10
9
Sensitivity - 6 of 10
6
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Scarpa Instinct VS

 Scarpa Instinct VS
This fast slipper with a single Velcro closure system is an edging monster. Out of the box, they are stiff, supportive and ready to rumble on small edges and crystals found on technical granite...  read more >
$170

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74
Edging - 8 of 10
8
Cracks - 6 of 10
6
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Pockets - 8 of 10
8
Sensitivity - 7 of 10
7
La Sportiva Solution

 La Sportiva Solution
The La Sportiva Solution has one of the more aggressive and unique designs out there. It is intended for performance on sport climbs and boulder problems. It edges well while retaining excellent...  read more >
$180

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Edging - 9 of 10
9
Cracks - 6 of 10
6
Comfort - 5 of 10
5
Pockets - 9 of 10
9
Sensitivity - 8 of 10
8
Five Ten Dragon

 Five Ten Dragon
Designed by the legends Fred Nicole and Dave Graham, the Dragon is very popular for cutting edge bouldering and sport climbing as well as world class competition climbing. This new Dragon is...  read more >
$175

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72
Edging - 9 of 10
9
Cracks - 6 of 10
6
Comfort - 5 of 10
5
Pockets - 9 of 10
9
Sensitivity - 7 of 10
7
La Sportiva Mythos

 La Sportiva Mythos
The Mythos are one of the oldest climbing shoes out there and still one of the best selling. They stand out for just how soft and comfortable they are. The soft unlined leather is cozy the first day...  read more >
$145

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Edging - 6 of 10
6
Cracks - 9 of 10
9
Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Pockets - 5 of 10
5
Sensitivity - 6 of 10
6
Scarpa Vapor V

 Scarpa Vapor V
The Scarpa Vapor V is a workhorse. Size these shoes tight, and they edge well and excel at bouldering and sport climbing. Size them bigger, and it's game for all day multi pitch action, stiff enough...  read more >
$160

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72
Edging - 7 of 10
7
Cracks - 8 of 10
8
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Pockets - 6 of 10
6
Sensitivity - 6 of 10
6
Five Ten Moccasym

 Five Ten Moccasym
The Five Ten Moccasym is one of the most comfortable and convenient shoes we tested. Chris Mac has probably logged 600+ days of climbing in about six different pairs. They are just so comfortable...  read more >
$125

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70
Edging - 5 of 10
5
Cracks - 8 of 10
8
Comfort - 8 of 10
8
Pockets - 6 of 10
6
Sensitivity - 8 of 10
8
Five Ten Team

 Five Ten Team
The new Team features an increase of the elasticity of the foot entry, however, getting them on is still no easy feat. The foot hole is small, and even when sized similarly to your street shoes the...  read more >
$175

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Edging - 7 of 10
7
Cracks - 6 of 10
6
Comfort - 5 of 10
5
Pockets - 8 of 10
8
Sensitivity - 9 of 10
9

 Five Ten Quantum
The Quantum is an aggressive looking shoe designed for all day sending. The comfy-ness of this shoe cannot be overstated. We wore it pitch after pitch despite the aggro downturned toe… or maybe...  read more >
$185

Top Pick Award
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Edging - 5 of 10
5
Cracks - 7 of 10
7
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Pockets - 5 of 10
5
Sensitivity - 8 of 10
8
Scarpa Force V

 Scarpa Force V
Scarpa aimed for comfort and support with the Force climbing shoe. It features plush padding, a flat, low-aggression last, and a spacious fit that almost asks for mid-calf socks to be worn. It is...  read more >
$130

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66
Edging - 6 of 10
6
Cracks - 7 of 10
7
Comfort - 9 of 10
9
Pockets - 6 of 10
6
Sensitivity - 5 of 10
5
La Sportiva Tarantula

 La Sportiva Tarantula
The Tarantula was designed with beginners in mind. Offering comfort that will make you wonder what all the veterans are whining about and a neutral shape that functions in many climbing scenarios...  read more >
$90

Best Buy Award
100
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66
Edging - 5 of 10
5
Cracks - 5 of 10
5
Comfort - 10 of 10
10
Pockets - 6 of 10
6
Sensitivity - 7 of 10
7
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 Scarpa Boostic
A product of revolutionary shoe designer Heinz Mariacher - a man who wore his EB's so tight he had to slip them on with plastic bags over his feet - the Scarpa Boostic is a marvel of climbing...  read more >
$180

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Edging - 8 of 10
8
Cracks - 5 of 10
5
Comfort - 5 of 10
5
Pockets - 8 of 10
8
Sensitivity - 7 of 10
7
Evolv Shaman 2016 model

 Evolv Shaman
The Evolv Shamans are an aggressive shoe designed the by man (Chris Sharma!) himself for climbing the world's hardest routes. Their unique "love bump" maintains the downturn over the life of the...  read more >
$160

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Edging - 5 of 10
5
Cracks - 6 of 10
6
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Pockets - 8 of 10
8
Sensitivity - 5 of 10
5
Evolv Defy Black

 Evolv Defy Black
The Evolv Defy is a tried and true value shoe. While it has received multiple updates over the years, the rubber is the same high friction 4.2mm TRAX with a 1mm half length midsole, and the overall...  read more >
$89

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58
Edging - 5 of 10
5
Cracks - 5 of 10
5
Comfort - 7 of 10
7
Pockets - 6 of 10
6
Sensitivity - 6 of 10
6
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