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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.

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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 technical punch

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 Mago, the Instinct SR, and the Furia S

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 the Anasazi Pro, Five Ten have made a more performance-oriented model. Do we like it as much as the original Anasazi?

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...

Sneak Peak: Black Diamond ATC Pilot and Momentum Rock Shoe

In September Black Diamond and Visit Innsbruck teamed up to invite UKClimbing, among others, to the...

Boreal Diabolo

Updated for 2017, the new version of Boreal's classic Diabolo is described as "a great compromise between comfort and performance". So how did we...

Five Ten Gambit

Bridging the gap between Five Ten's relaxed Rogue line and the more technical Anasazi, the Gambit offers both long route comfort and mid-grade...

Latest News

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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 same! Personally we prefer low volume shoes for reasons which will become apparent a little later. Should you be looking for a women's shoe or not? Like so much in life there isn't really a simple answers, except for 'it depends'… 

Boreal Synergy Performance Rock Shoe

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

Tenaya Oasi LV

A new version of the Oasi specifically adapted to the anatomy of the female foot.

Boreal Dharma Men's and Women's Performance Shoes

Boreal Dharma has been developed in conjunction with our world climbing team to excel on the hardest and...

New Boreal Satori Performance Shoes

The new Boreal Satori was developed with our worldwide climbing team to create the ultimate bouldering shoe.

Wild Country Parthian and Meshuga

These two models of climbing shoes are an unconventional solution to bring about performance, but with the belief that...

The technology behind Black Diamond Climbing Shoes

Five years. This is how long the designers at Black Diamond have been working to create this unique line...

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