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Featured Group Test

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

Steep, overhanging limestone on pockets and edges are where this shoe feels at home  © Rob Greenwood - UKC

La Sportiva Testarossa

The Testarossa MkII will please devotees of the early 2000s original, and route climbers alike, and is a worthwhile addition to La Sportiva's extensive rock shoe range, says Nick Brown.

Ace montage  © UKC Gear
Ace montage  © UKC Gear

Boreal Ace

In a market saturated with soft downturned rock shoes, the stiff and supportive Ace will be a breath of fresh air for trad climbers, says Rob Greenwood - provided they fit you!

Jett LU montage  © Martin McKenna
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...

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...

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...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

UP Lace LV  © Unparallel

Unparallel Climbing Shoe Range

Unparallel has taken the climbing world by storm as one of the most exciting new climbing shoes brands in the past few years. Straight out of California, their attention to detail, rubber innovation and performance remains a total obses...

Hiangle  © Five Ten
Hiangle  © Five Ten

The New Five Ten Hiangle - an update of a classic

Built on the same last as the previous Hiangle, these shoes are built for high-precision footwork and feature an unlined microfiber build for unmatched shape retention, easy break-in and comfort.

Scarpa Booster  © UKC Gear
Scarpa Booster  © UKC Gear

Scarpa Booster

The Booster is - in the words of Scarpa Designer Nathan Hoette - "all about the precision". It took 87 prototypes to get to the point where he and Scarpa's Climbing Shoe Category Manager, Heinz Mariacher, were happy with its weight and sensitivity. Designed with both the...

Action shot  © Red Chili
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...

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...

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...

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...


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