Butora Acro Wide Fit Climbing Shoe

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Butora Acro Wide Fit Climbing Shoe and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 88 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.3 stars 
Expert Rating: 4.5 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 50

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • After a few uses, can smear really well.
  • Rubber on the toe and heel make hooking easier.
  • Very comfortable shoe once broken in.
  • Able to wear for longer sessions due to comfort.
  • Toe-hook rubber is sufficient and adequate for intense toe-hooking.
  • The leather upper provides stretch and comfort, while still maintaining an aggressive shape.
  • The midsole is stiff enough for edging, but also provides enough sensitivity for feedback.
  • The toe maintains a downturned shape well.

Expert Reviews

  • High-tension heel rand aids in keeping the toes snug and secures the power point for optimal output.
  • Toe profile is narrow enough to wiggle between small cracks.
  • Fully-rubber upper helps your rand smear efficiently.
  • Showed no signs of wear after a few days of jamming.
  • Natural and synthetic leather allow for a soft upper fit.
  • No linings on the sides provide a lightweight and natural fit.
  • NEO Fuse rubber provides adequate sensitivity for this type of shoe.
  • The thin and soft rubber allows for good smearing, even with a downturned shoe.
  • The rounded toe, sharp downturn, and design allowed for move accuracy.
  • Edges better than similar shoes due to the stiff sole.
  • Due to the amount of rubber, this shoe is proficient on slabs and for steep sport climbs.
  • The combination of flexibility, rubber, and shape, make this shoe good at both edging and smearing.
  • Performs better than most similar-shaped shoes when it comes to smearing problems.
  • The Velcro area provides a snug fit and allows the shoe to conform to your foot.
  • The high-tension heel aids in pushing the power to the front of the shoe and toe.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Takes a few uses to break-in and use without pain.
  • Many reports of the heel cup loosening and having too much space.

Expert Reviews

  • Many reports of sizing discrepancies.
  • The shoe bed is comprised of hemp, which doesn’t add much in terms of moisture absorption.
  • Too downturned for effective use on vertical walls.
  • Shoes don’t have an adequate ventilation system for breathability.


The Butora Acro Wide Fit Climbing Shoe is great for those with wider feet who want a comfortable, toe-hooking, and downturned climbing shoe, without worrying about heel-hooking problems. The limited breathability and heel-hook ability may deter some intense outdoor climbers, but the adequate toe rubber, proficiency on smearing and edging, and downturned shape will suit most climbers.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.