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LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear

Group Test Performance Rock Shoes - Women's/LV Fit

In this group test we compare nine pairs of performance shoes with a women's / low volume fit. How did they all do...?


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Jett LU montage  © Martin McKenna

Ocun Jett LU Rock Shoe

"What we low-to-middling climbers arguably need is a shoe that doesn't feel like it's holding your performance back, but not one so extreme that you can hardly wear it" reckons Dan Bailey. Does the Jett LU hit that intermediate sweet spot?

You can see the flexion in the forefoot  © UKC Gear
You can see the flexion in the forefoot  © UKC Gear

Tenaya Mundaka

The Mundaka is an extremely soft rock shoe designed to give a close, glove-like fit. They are so soft that they prompt Theo Moore to ask the question 'how soft is too soft...?'

The UP Lace Heel being tested at Griff's Buttress  © Rob Greenwood - UKC
The UP Lace Heel being tested at Griff's Buttress  © Rob Greenwood - UKC

Unparallel Lace, Sirius and Regulus

Unparallel are the new kids on the climbing shoe block, but with a long pedigree behind them they are already gaining quite a reputation. We trial three models from the range.

Font  © UKC Gear
Font  © UKC Gear

Red Chili Voltage

The new and improved Voltage is unrecognisable from its predecessor, which is probably a good thing, says Rob Greenwood. We think it's a...

More heel hooking in the Boreal Ninja  © UKC Gear
More heel hooking in the Boreal Ninja  © UKC Gear

Boreal Ninja

As the first ever slip lasted rock shoe, the original Ninja was revolutionary in its time. The modern version stands on its own two feet as a...

The Vapour V, once bedded in, smears surprisingly well  © UKC Gear
The Vapour V, once bedded in, smears surprisingly well  © UKC Gear

Scarpa Vapour V

The original Vapour V came out in 2010, but the latest version has seen some big changes. This is very much a shoe of two halves, says Rob...

BD Momentum in action 1  © Rob Greenwood
BD Momentum in action 1  © Rob Greenwood

Black Diamond Momentum & Aspect Rock Shoes

Black Diamond's new range of rock shoes covers a spectrum of users from beginner to advanced. Here we look at the...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Action shot  © Red Chili

Red Chili 2020 climbing shoe range

Red Chili have been making high-quality climbing shoes since 1996. Throughout this time we have continued to push innovation in both climbing shoe performance and comfort. For 2020 we have 7 new models! The new additions cover everything from a...

La Sportiva Theory and Solution Comp

La Sportiva have two new shoes arriving for SS'20: the Solution Comp and the Theory. Extreme sensitivity combined with high dynamism allows the Theory to have unprecedented pedidextarity and reactivity on holds. The Solution Comp is a softer and...

CRAWE Profile  © Five Ten
CRAWE Profile  © Five Ten

Five Ten CRAWE

Designed in collaboration with Swiss bouldering legend Fred Nicole for technical bouldering or sport routes, these climbing shoes feature a next-generation design

BOREAL Ace and Ballet

The BOREAL Ace and Ballet are modern takes on classic models. The Ace is the ideal routes shoe, with a precise fit and superb edging...

Beta Graphite  © Boreal
Beta Graphite  © Boreal

The all new BOREAL Beta and Beta Women's

A new shoe aimed at intermediate climbers who spend most of their time climbing indoors, Beta will help you...

A sensitive, flexible shoe enables maximum contact on sloping footholds  © Robbie Phillips
A sensitive, flexible shoe enables maximum contact on sloping footholds  © Robbie Phillips

Scarpa Booster

The Booster is the newest climbing shoe to be introduced to the Scarpa Spring Summer 2020 climbing range. It follows on from the old classic...

Scarpa Veloce

The Veloce offers comfort and technology with special focus on indoor climbing. A slightly downturned shape with an extra spacy toe box is...


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