WHAT'S AVAILABLE: Rock Shoesadded Feb/2011, see all Edelrid, La Sportiva, Five Ten, Evolv, Red Chili or Scarpa news & reviews
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The Scarpa Instinct (lace up) £94.99
The Instinct Lace Up uses the same revolutionary XS GRIP2 rubber as the Instinct Slipper (UKC Product News). Where the Instinct Slipper uses Lorica for its uppers, the lace up version uses suede. You may want to fit tight as there will be some give. Both Instincts allow fast and precise foot placements in any direction thanks to their 'straight forward', down turned last shape.
The instant comfort is amazing, still getting incredible performance in any climbing situation. They are available now and its recommended that you visit your local climbing shop and try a pair on.
- Upper: Suede
- Last: FQ
- Sole: 3.5mm XS GRIP2
- Weight: 227g (40 - 1/2 pair)
- Size Range: 35-45 inc half sizes
Edelrid Typhoon £80
A brand new rock shoe for 2011 from Edelrid, the Typhoon is a strap-closing shoe with an aggressive profile and an asymmetric cambered last to facilitate the transmission of power effectively to the big toe. The Typhoon is designed with demanding bouldering problems and sports routes in mind.
- Edelrid's E-Grip rubber sole enhances edging stability without any compromise in sensitivity
- A sling shot which supports load transmission from the heel to the big toe
- A high tension heel cup ideal for pulling off complex hooks
- Opposing pull-strap fastening system
- Neoprene tongue for a close, comfortable fit
- Soft natural leather upper construction in the rear
- Synthetic leather toe box construction
- Weight: 540g
- Available in UK sizes 3 – 13
La Sportiva Katana Laces £115
A lace up version of the famous Katana shoe, but very different in construction. Several new technical solutions give a higher level of performance to the standard Katana.
The P3 sole insert maintains the downturned shape of the shoe throughout its lifetime, while a tubular construction method inserts the lining between the leather uppers and the rubber rand, a solution which brings together the structural advantages of a lined shoe and the breathability and precision of an unlined shoe.
The tongue is made using a soft and breathable material and the lacing system allows tighter/relaxed sections of the show: all aimed at providing a great overall fit. The Vibram XS Edge sole gives great confidence on small holds.
- Upper: Combination of suede leather and Lorica
- Lining: Pacific
- Midsole: 1.1mm Laspoflex combined with P3 System
- Sole: Vibram® XS Edge 4 mm
- Sizes: 33-46 in half sizes
- Weight: 470g per pair
Fiveten Arrowhead £110
Next generation Anasazi last with a downturned toe and a higher arch offers a snug, precision fit. The upper is a supple, breathable Cowdura that molds to the foot. New heel cup hugs the foot and stays in place. The toe rand is made of extremely durable and high friction Stealth® Mystique rubber and the Onyxx outsoles are the benchmark in edging performance.
- Sizes 6-13
- Colour: Orange Crush
Evolv Bandit £80
Designed as a responsive shoe for all types of climbing, the Bandit is one of our best selling lace up models, and is the shoe of choice for Evolv sponsored climber Ben Bransby:
“The Evolv Bandits are my first choice of shoe for Grit routes, tradding and Alpine rock. The shoe has a really precise and sensitive feel but the fit is so good that this is achieved without putting my feet through agony. The Bandits are the first shoe I have had with the build quality and finish that gives me the confidence to put them on straight out of the box and go soloing on grit slabs. I like the colour as well!”
The synthetic upper with microfibre lining ensures a comfortable feel next to the skin, while the full length 1.5mm midsole provides an ideal balance of sensitivity and stiffness.
Eco-Trax rubber made from reprocessed pre- and post consumer waste material is co-moulded with high friction XT-5 on the sole unit and rands for maximum friction with minimum impact.
Red Chili £84.99
Habanero - Live up to your name! The hottest chilli demands a hot shoe and starting from scratch we nailed it first time. Built with an accuracy that breeds total confidence this is a face climbers dream and killer for sport or trad. Precision is the key to this new asymmetric lacing-shoe which features a sharp low-profile toe, a tensioned slingshot heel, bonus toe rubber and a powerful midsole. Additionally, the Habanero is built with a lo-stretch synthetic upper to minimise bag and it's stylish finish marks it out as one of the sharpest shoes Red Chili have ever made!!!.
See this product at the Joe Brown - Snowdonia shop
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