The Boreal Mutant Climbing Shoe is a great option for expert climbers who want a do-it-all shoe for bouldering and hard outdoor routes. With an asymmetrical downturn, curled toe profile, and grippy rubber, this construction may not suit beginners – but it will provide the security and performance needed for advanced climbing.
The Black Diamond Zone LV Climbing Shoe is a versatile, durable, and aggressive shoe that works well for expert use on outdoor and indoor climbing routes. Although the shoe may take a little bit of trial and error to find the right size, once you find a comfortable fit, you are good to go on overhanging routes, bouldering problems, and small cracks.
The La Sportiva Maverink Climbing Shoe is a children’s shoe that is sticky, secure, and sensitive for teaching kids how to climb properly while still letting them be creative. For children who want a comfortable, high-grip, and stable option, this could be a good choice.
The Butora Narsha Tight Fit Climbing Shoe is a stiff, aggressive, and durable shoe that performs especially well for toe and heel hooking. Since this shoe has an aggressive construction and down-camber shape, it might not be the best option for multi-pitch routes, but is a great choice for bouldering, overhung routes, and short climbs.
The Scarpa Instinct VSR Climbing Shoe is a durable, comfortable, and versatile shoe that works well for heel and toe hooking. After you try-on the shoe to get the correct size, the Scarpa Instinct will provide a snug and secure feel, plenty of ankle and foot mobility, and long-lasting performance benefits.
The Scarpa Force V Climbing Shoe is a high-quality, comfortable, and durable shoe that works especially well for beginners who want to be able to climb easy-to-moderate climbing walls and outdoor situations. Despite the shoe being not downtrend or asymmetric enough for expert use, it has the potential to last your entire beginner career, making this a good first or second shoe for new climbers.
The Evolv Shakra Climbing Shoe for women is a versatile, comfortable, and supportive shoe that is specifically designed for women with low volume feet. Despite some issues with sizing and lack of proficiency in edging or crack climbing, this climbing shoe provides enough versatility for bouldering, various outdoor routes, and vertical climbs.
The Evolv Limited Edition Kai Lightner Signature Shaman Climbing Shoe is a versatile, performance-oriented, and high-grip shoe that can keep you securely on the wall in a variety of conditions. Despite having some sizing issues, this climbing shoe provides ample performance benefits on indoor walls and outdoor climbing routes.
The La Sportiva Futura Climbing Shoe for women is a secure, comfortable, and versatile shoe that can work well on various types of modern climbing. Despite being expensive compared to other options, the sensitivity allows climbers to easily feel the terrain for performance-oriented climbing.
The Evolv The General Climbing Shoe is a performance-oriented shoe that works well for crack and technical climbing. If you are a serious climber who wants a stiff shoe, and are not concerned about a minimal break-in period, this shoe can provide versatility, ample grip, and edging performance.