We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Butora Acro Wide Fit Climbing Shoe and summarize the results below:
Number of Ratings Reviewed: 50
Pros & Cons
Reasons to buy:
- 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.
- 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:
- Takes a few uses to break-in and use without pain.
- Many reports of the heel cup loosening and having too much space.
- 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.