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Mountain Boots

Mountaineering boots

Rock shoes

Performance rock shoes for rock climbing or bouldering


Featured Compilation Review

Group Test
Trail Running Shoes

Technical hill runs, big races, training in the park, hillwalking, scrambling, crag approaches and long distance backpacking - trail shoes have a lot of uses. Eight models go head to head here.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Group Test
Performance Rock Shoes

'Performance' is a huge category, so with UK sport climbing in mind we've narrowed the focus of this review to down-turned, supportive shoes with a good edge. How did they all do?

Scarpa's New SL Active Boot

Scarpa's SL boot is 35 this year. A lot has changed in the outdoor world since then; now in its ninth version, has the new SL Active kept pace?

Scarpa Mescalito Approach Shoes

A robust and comfy shoe, the Mescalito should see you right for years of hillwalks, scrambles and crag approaches, says Martin McKenna

La Sportiva TX2 Approach Shoe

The TX2 has the lightness, comfort and grippy tread of a trail shoe without sacrificing performance on the rock, says Tom Ripley....

Five Ten Quantum VCS

This stiff down-turned velcro shoe gives a lot of power in the toe and heel whilst maintaining good levels of support. It is surprisingly...

Dolomite Kendal GTX Leather Boots

It's a conservative-looking brown leather walking boot, says Toby Archer, but a really nice one...

Hanwag Tatra II Boots

Well-built, comfy and supportive - if you're after a pair of traditional leather walking boots then these take some beating. We're...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

The new Boreal Ninja performance slipper

The original Ninja slipper was legendary, offering a huge step up in performance. The latest incarnation is set to be equally groundbreaking, with outstanding performance in an easy-fit slipper.

Hanwag unveils its advanced, new TubeTec technology for 2019

Although we're in the depths of Winter, Bavarian-bootmaker Hanwag has its sights set on next Spring when it will unveil its exciting, new TubeTec Rock technology. The TubeTec soles were originally introduced for SS18 in...

New Contemporary Designs and Colours from Bridgedale for AW'18

Autumn 18 sees the introduction of bright, fresh new colours and designs into Bridgedale's HIKE Merino Performance category. There is NO compromise in performance just a different look - in keeping with current trends.

EB Split

EB, the grandfathers of all rock shoes, have been quietly reinventing and re-establishing the brand over the past 6 years, under the guidance of...

The DOLOMITE Veloce GTX® - The Multi-Talented Shoe

The DOLOMITE Veloce GTX is a multi-use mid-cut boot with exceptional lightness, durability and mobility.

Evolv X1

Sensitive. Aggressive. Affordable. The X1 offers more sensitivity and "feel" than any shoe on the market without breaking the bank.

Kayland Cross Mountain GTX

One of Kayland's most popular products, the Cross Mountain GTX is a lightweight and very versatile boot that's well suited to a...


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