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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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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 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...

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...

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...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

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 Fred Tuscan. 

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 same! Personally we prefer low volume shoes for reasons which will become apparent a little later. Should you be looking for a women's...

Boreal Synergy Performance Rock Shoe

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

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.


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