Five Ten Team VXI Climbing Shoe

The Five Ten Team XVI Climbing Shoe is a sticky, durable, and comfortable option that is well-suited for tough terrain, hooking, and long routes. Despite being expensive and lacking the stiffness needed for vertical edging, the shoes feature extremely-sticky outer rubber that can hold onto any terrain, making these shoes a good choice for sport and bouldering routes.

Evolv X1 Climbing Shoe

The Evolv X1 Climbing Shoe is a versatile, comfortable, and moderately-aggressive shoe that works well for steep terrain, indoor routes, and slabs. The ability of this shoe to work on various routes makes it a great option for advanced climbers who frequently change between indoor and outdoor climbing. Despite some issues with the heel and the sizing running small, this is well-suited for advanced climbers in need of an all-around shoe.

Scarpa Booster S Climbing Shoe

The Scarpa Booster S Climbing Shoe delivers a great balance between sensitivity and performance. The uniquely flexible midsole makes the shoe highly sensitive, while the toe box design drives power into the big toe and allows for solid stability on the tiniest of holds. The solid heel cup allows for great heel hooking, and although the design of the shoe encourages more of a digging style, once you get used to it, the edging capabilities are endless. This shoe is highly effective for aggressive bouldering or overhung sport climbs but isn’t built for slabs or vertical walls, and the one downside of its light and nimble construction is a compromise on durability. Overall, a fantastic shoe for the price.

Mad Rock Lyra Climbing Shoe – Women’s

The Mad Rock Lyra Climbing Shoe for women is a comfortable, easily adjustable, and precise option for climbers who favor comfort and a snug fit. This shoe does not crush very small edges, which is mostly a concern just for elite-level climbers. Some durability issues with the rubber should also be considered, but for those who want a supportive and cushioned option, this is a great choice.

La Sportiva Solution Climbing Shoe

The La Sportiva Solution Climbing Shoe is an all-around stable and sensitive shoe that combines a downturned shape and proficient power-transfer to provide a shoe that can perform on various types of climbing routes. Despite having a longer break-in time and some possible durability issues with the strap, for those climbers who want a precise, aggressive, and snug shoe, this is a great option.

La Sportiva Kataki Climbing Shoe – Women’s

The La Sportiva Kataki Climbing Shoe for women is a versatile, adjustable, and comfortable option, that performs well on various types of climbing routes. The ability to climb edges, micro-holds, cracks, and technical routes makes this an all-around choice for any level of climber. Overall, the customized lacing system, asymmetrical shape, and comfortable material allow this to be a great all-around choice for numerous climbers.

Evolv Oracle Climbing Shoe

The Evolv Oracle Climbing Shoe is a downturned, versatile, and secure option that can be efficiently used on various types of routes, like bouldering, sport, vertical walls, and heel-hooking sections. The lack of rubber makes this not the best choice for toe-hooking specific routes, but the stiffer sole, aggressive shape, and snug lacing system all provide a stable, powerful, and reliable shoe, that can be used for multiple types of climbing.

Evolv Agro Climbing Shoe

The Evolv Agro climbing shoe is an exceptionally sensitive and grippy shoe that performs well on aggressive sport and bouldering routes. While finding the correct size may be difficult due to the tight toe box, the snug heel and effective velcro tightening system will give you a precise fit in your correct size. Good high-friction rubber coverage across the toe and heel allow for great toe and heel hook ability, making this an amazing shoe for steep and technical routes.