So, you’re looking for a new pair of climbing shoes?

Nothing beats slipping on a fresh pair of climbing shoes, but we know how hard it can be to find the right one.
Take a look at some of our recent reviews.

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Five Ten Anasazi VCS Review

Five Ten Anasazi VCS

Five Ten Anasazi VCS There is little doubt about what these shoes were built for. The VCS is designed to crush the word of vertical - and less than vertical -  climbing.Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like   Good value for money...
La Sportiva Katana VCS Review

La Sportiva Katana VCS

La Sportiva Katana VCS This all-around shoe has been around for a while now and is currently on it’s third iteration. While the Katana VCS has been updated with some minor feature upgrades, they mostly remain the same and just as reliable as...
La Sportiva Katana Lace Review

La Sportiva Katana Lace

La Sportiva Katana Though pricey, The Katanas are an investment that will pay for themselves in durability and versatility. Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Great for edging  Climbs everything  Flat, yet downturned (is that even...
Evolv Defy Review

Evolv Defy

Evolv Defy One of the best selling climbing shoes in the world. Designed for beginners, but hold its own on hard-core climbs too. Take a look at our full review!Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  The affordable price tag  Comfortable...
La Sportiva Finale Review

La Sportiva Finale

La Sportiva Finale Jack of all trades, master of none. This is what makes the Finale is the perfect shoe for beginner climbers.Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Comfortable  Good all-around performance  Vibram XS Edge rubber Good at...
La Sportiva Tarantulace Review

La Sportiva Tarantulace

La Sportiva Tarantulace The Tarantulace is the most popular beginner climbing shoe of all time, and it's not hard to see why. Take a look at our full review now!Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Super comfortable  Great at editing...
Five Ten Anasazi Lace Review

Five Ten Anasazi Lace

Five Ten Anasazi Lace Soft enough for smearing, stiff enough to edge, combined with great toe jams and a precise big toe this is a great all-round shoe for beginners and advanced climbers alike. Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like...
La Sportiva Cobra Eco Review

La Sportiva Cobra Eco

La Sportiva Cobra Eco The perfect shoe for the eco-warriors amongst us. Not only is this shoe single handedly saving the planet, but is also a force to be recond with. Take a read of our La Sportiva Cobra Eco review now!Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For...

When first starting, it’s important that you get a shoe that nurtures your climbing ability and doesn’t send you slipping and sliding down the wall.

Here are a few articles that we wrote to help the newbies:

– Best all-around climbing shoes
– Lace or velcro? What is better
– How to find the right size

– Should you wear socks whilst climbing?

La Sportiva Katana Lace Review

La Sportiva Katana Lace

La Sportiva Katana Though pricey, The Katanas are an investment that will pay for themselves in durability and versatility. Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Great for edging  Climbs everything  Flat, yet downturned (is that even...
Evolv Defy Review

Evolv Defy

Evolv Defy One of the best selling climbing shoes in the world. Designed for beginners, but hold its own on hard-core climbs too. Take a look at our full review!Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  The affordable price tag  Comfortable...
La Sportiva Cobra Eco Review

La Sportiva Cobra Eco

La Sportiva Cobra Eco The perfect shoe for the eco-warriors amongst us. Not only is this shoe single handedly saving the planet, but is also a force to be recond with. Take a read of our La Sportiva Cobra Eco review now!Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For...
La Sportiva Finale Review

La Sportiva Finale

La Sportiva Finale Jack of all trades, master of none. This is what makes the Finale is the perfect shoe for beginner climbers.Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Comfortable  Good all-around performance  Vibram XS Edge rubber Good at...
La Sportiva Katana VCS Review

La Sportiva Katana VCS

La Sportiva Katana VCS This all-around shoe has been around for a while now and is currently on it’s third iteration. While the Katana VCS has been updated with some minor feature upgrades, they mostly remain the same and just as reliable as...
Five Ten Anasazi Lace Review

Five Ten Anasazi Lace

Five Ten Anasazi Lace Soft enough for smearing, stiff enough to edge, combined with great toe jams and a precise big toe this is a great all-round shoe for beginners and advanced climbers alike. Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like...
La Sportiva Tarantulace Review

La Sportiva Tarantulace

La Sportiva Tarantulace The Tarantulace is the most popular beginner climbing shoe of all time, and it's not hard to see why. Take a look at our full review now!Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Super comfortable  Great at editing...
Five Ten Anasazi VCS Review

Five Ten Anasazi VCS

Five Ten Anasazi VCS There is little doubt about what these shoes were built for. The VCS is designed to crush the word of vertical - and less than vertical -  climbing.Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like   Good value for money...

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Five Ten Anasazi VCS Review

Five Ten Anasazi VCS

Five Ten Anasazi VCS There is little doubt about what these shoes were built for. The VCS is designed to crush the word of vertical - and less than vertical -  climbing.Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like   Good value for money...
La Sportiva Tarantulace Review

La Sportiva Tarantulace

La Sportiva Tarantulace The Tarantulace is the most popular beginner climbing shoe of all time, and it's not hard to see why. Take a look at our full review now!Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Super comfortable  Great at editing...
Butora Acro Review

Butora Acro

Butora Acro Butora may not be a household name just yet, but the Acro's have some interesting features that compete with some of the best aggressive climbing shoes on the market. Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Cheap performance...
La Sportiva Finale Review

La Sportiva Finale

La Sportiva Finale Jack of all trades, master of none. This is what makes the Finale is the perfect shoe for beginner climbers.Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Comfortable  Good all-around performance  Vibram XS Edge rubber Good at...
Scarpa Velocity V Review

Scarpa Velocity V

Scarpa Velocity V Designed for all day climbing, the Velocity V not only holds its own in the gym but also feel at home outsite too.SCARPA VELOCITY V REVIEW   The brief the design boffins at Scarpa had with the Velocity V was to “build a shoe that offers...
Five Ten Anasazi Lace Review

Five Ten Anasazi Lace

Five Ten Anasazi Lace Soft enough for smearing, stiff enough to edge, combined with great toe jams and a precise big toe this is a great all-round shoe for beginners and advanced climbers alike. Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like...

While climbing shoes are one of the most important pieces of kit you will own, it’s also one of the most expensive.

If your budget is as worn as your shoes, here are a few suggestions for you.

– On a shoestring: Best shoes under $100
– Built to last: The most durables shoes

La Sportiva Tarantulace Review

La Sportiva Tarantulace

La Sportiva Tarantulace The Tarantulace is the most popular beginner climbing shoe of all time, and it's not hard to see why. Take a look at our full review now!Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Super comfortable  Great at editing...
Five Ten Anasazi Lace Review

Five Ten Anasazi Lace

Five Ten Anasazi Lace Soft enough for smearing, stiff enough to edge, combined with great toe jams and a precise big toe this is a great all-round shoe for beginners and advanced climbers alike. Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like...
Scarpa Velocity V Review

Scarpa Velocity V

Scarpa Velocity V Designed for all day climbing, the Velocity V not only holds its own in the gym but also feel at home outsite too.SCARPA VELOCITY V REVIEW   The brief the design boffins at Scarpa had with the Velocity V was to “build a shoe that offers...
La Sportiva Finale Review

La Sportiva Finale

La Sportiva Finale Jack of all trades, master of none. This is what makes the Finale is the perfect shoe for beginner climbers.Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Comfortable  Good all-around performance  Vibram XS Edge rubber Good at...
Five Ten Anasazi VCS Review

Five Ten Anasazi VCS

Five Ten Anasazi VCS There is little doubt about what these shoes were built for. The VCS is designed to crush the word of vertical - and less than vertical -  climbing.Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like   Good value for money...
Butora Acro Review

Butora Acro

Butora Acro Butora may not be a household name just yet, but the Acro's have some interesting features that compete with some of the best aggressive climbing shoes on the market. Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Cheap performance...

HITTING THE BOULDERS?

Scarpa-Instinct-Lace-Review

Scarpa Instinct Lace

Scarpa Instinct Looking to up your climbing game? Then this could be the shoe for you. Take a read of our Scarpa Instinct Lace review now!Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like Good for bouldering and sport climbing Durable rubber  Great for...
La Sportiva Futura Review

La Sportiva Futura

La Sportiva Futura Touted as a favourite by some of La Sportiva's biggest brand ambassadors and a leader in the No-Edge revolution, the Fututra has changed the way we think about climbing shoes.Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like...
Boreal Dharma Review

Boreal Dharma

Boreal Dharma For lovers of stiff shoes, the Dharma might just be the perfect shoe to add to your arsenal. Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Great heel  Good velcro closure  Comfortable while asymmetric  We Don't Like  Zenith rubber...
Five Ten Hiangle Review

Five Ten Hiangle

Five Ten Hiangle A bouldering and sport route specialist, the Hiangle delivers great gym climbing performance.Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Super sensitive C4 rubber  Good for both vertical and overhung bouldering  The affordable...
Five Ten Dragon Review

Five Ten Dragon

Five Ten Dragon The 5.10 Dragon is a legendary shoe in the world of steep and technical bouldering, and the 2019 version does this prestigious model proud.Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Precise and downturned  Large toe rand  Great...
La Sportiva Skwama Review

La Sportiva Skwama

La Sportiva Skwama The king of soft shoes, precision and power have harmonised to form the Skwama. Designed to crush anything you can throw at them.Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Incredible sensitivity  The VERY clever heel...
Black Diamond Shadow Review

Black Diamond Shadow

Black Diamond Shadow While Black Diamond is relatively new to the shoe game, they bring some pretty cool innovations to the table.Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Knit technology  The toe rand We Don't Like  The heel Poor performance...
Scarpa Instinct SR Review

Scarpa Instinct SR

Scarpa Instinct SR An incredible shoe with almost no issues, an affordable price tag, and a respectable record of brilliance from a family of shoes beloved by climbers the world over. Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Comfortable  Easy...
Tenaya Iati Review

Tenaya Iati

Tenaya Iati It’s hard to argue with a shoe that can be found on some of climbing’s biggest crushers including Chris Sharma and Alex Megos.Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Very Comfortable  Good all-around performance  Unique closure...
La Sportiva Miura VS Review

La Sportiva Miura VS

La Sportiva Miura VS The Miura VS may seem like the velcro version of the classic lace-up Miura, but don’t be fooled, these shoes also bring their own quirks and characteristics to the table. Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like...

Bouldering is fast becoming everyone’s new favorite sport. Crushing a sick problem then lying on a mat – what’s not to love?

– Bouldering shoes for beginners
– The best shoes for gym climbing

Butora Acro Review

Butora Acro

Butora Acro Butora may not be a household name just yet, but the Acro's have some interesting features that compete with some of the best aggressive climbing shoes on the market. Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Cheap performance...
Scarpa Chimera Review

Scarpa Chimera

Scarpa Chimera The brainchild of Scarpa shoe genius Heinz Mariacher, the Chimera is described by them as “the pinnacle of modern climbing shoe design and innovation” and without mincing words – it’s true.Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe...
Ocun Ozone Review

Ocun Ozone

Ocun Ozone A dark horse in the race for the best high-performance climbing shoe, the Ozone packs the punch without the heavy price tag.Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Durable and long lasting  3-Force System Good value for moneyWe...
La Sportiva Miura Review

La Sportiva Miura

La Sportiva Miura Not only is it a top pick when it comes to climbing on edges, pockets and even smearing, but it's also probably one of the best shoes on the market, period.Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Great edging  Versatile ...
La Sportiva Skwama Review

La Sportiva Skwama

La Sportiva Skwama The king of soft shoes, precision and power have harmonised to form the Skwama. Designed to crush anything you can throw at them.Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Incredible sensitivity  The VERY clever heel...
Scarpa Instinct SR Review

Scarpa Instinct SR

Scarpa Instinct SR An incredible shoe with almost no issues, an affordable price tag, and a respectable record of brilliance from a family of shoes beloved by climbers the world over. Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Comfortable  Easy...
Five Ten Hiangle Review

Five Ten Hiangle

Five Ten Hiangle A bouldering and sport route specialist, the Hiangle delivers great gym climbing performance.Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Super sensitive C4 rubber  Good for both vertical and overhung bouldering  The affordable...
Evolv Shaman Review

Evolv Shaman

Evolv Shaman The Evolv Shaman 2 is a comfortable performance shoe that gives you the tools necessary to tackle the more vertically inclined routes/problems that you are working on.Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Their comfortable The...
Boreal Dharma Review

Boreal Dharma

Boreal Dharma For lovers of stiff shoes, the Dharma might just be the perfect shoe to add to your arsenal. Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like  Great heel  Good velcro closure  Comfortable while asymmetric  We Don't Like  Zenith rubber...
Scarpa-Instinct-Lace-Review

Scarpa Instinct Lace

Scarpa Instinct Looking to up your climbing game? Then this could be the shoe for you. Take a read of our Scarpa Instinct Lace review now!Performance:Sensitivity:Comfort:Value For MoneyTotal ScoreWe Like Good for bouldering and sport climbing Durable rubber  Great for...

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