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GROUP TEST: Rock Shoes for All-Day Comfort

Group Test Rock Shoes for All-Day Comfort

Most climbers need a comfy rock shoe in their lives. When choosing an all-day all-rounder, pure performance comes second to comfort; but they've still got to do the job. Here we test several of the more relaxed, less technical shoes on the market.


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REVIEW: Boreal Synergy

Boreal Synergy

A soft, down-turned, asymmetric shoe from Boreal's high-end Trilogy range, the Synergy excels at bouldering - whether that be on steep limestone, smeary gritstone or indoor climbing, says Theo Moore

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?

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 comfortable for such a down-turned shoe, making it an excellent option for sport climbing as well as bouldering.

Scarpa Maestro

The Maestro is an antidote to crippling downturned performance shoes, says Theo Moore: a comfy flat(ish) shoe which still manages to pack a...

Scarpa Mago, Instinct SR and Furia S

Due to the sheer number of shoes in Scarpa's lineup we've put the more technical models together in a single review - the...

Five Ten Anasazi Pro

Go to any busy crag or wall and you'll probably see a pair of Anasazis. As a versatile and comfy shoe they are popular with good reason. With...

Ocun Oxi QC

From bouldering to sport and indoors, Ocun's Oxi QC is billed as the most versatile shoe in the Oxi family. Kevin Woods reviewed the original Oxi last...


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PRODUCT NEWS: Five Ten Five Tennie

Five Ten Five Tennie

1985 Five Ten released the first approach shoe, the Five Tennie. Designed to be a tennis shoe that could climb 5.10 this award winning approach shoe has all the tech of a climbing shoe in the package of a casual sneaker.

Ocun Jett QC and Jett LU Climbing Shoes

Reliable precision with comfort. That's our new Jett climbing shoe. It comes in two models – the Jett LU with laces and the Jett QC with velcro. The Jett cleverly combines the attributes of a high-performance shoe with comfort. That's why...

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.

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...

Evolv X1

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

Women's technical climbing shoe range at London's best Climbing shop CMK

What's in a name? Women's shoes or 'low volume' shoes? They all smell the...

Boreal Synergy Performance Rock Shoe

Boreal Synergy is a super sensitive shoe with an aggressive highly assymetric last shape. Optimised for bouldering and...


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