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Group Test Comfy All-Day Rock Shoes

For beginners taking their first steps on the rock, or more experienced climbers looking for a foot-friendly rock shoe for long routes and lower-grade days, a flatter and more neutral model may be preferable to the toe-cramping asymmetry of a downturned peformance shoe. Here we check out seven rock shoes built for comfort.  


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Five Ten Hiangle, Hiangle LV and Hiangle Pro

Rob Greenwood looks at the three recent models in Five Ten's Hiangle range - the Hiangle, Hiangle LV and Hiangle Pro. The latter, in particular, is a very different beast from the others, he says. But which is his favourite?

Scarpa Drago LV

The super-sensitive Drago is ideal for high performance bouldering and sport, both indoors and out, and if your smaller or lower volume feet didn't fit the original then the LV version might be for you, says Penny Orr.   

Tenaya Mastia

The Mastia is a good all-round performance rock shoe with a varied focus, says Rob Greenwood, ranging from overhanging sport to bouldering on rock types which require that little bit of extra sensitivity.

Five Ten Crawe - a performance all-rounder

The Crawe manages to blend excellent technical performance on edges with good all-round use and comfort, reckons...

Unparallel TN (Tomoa Narasaki) Pro

In a market saturated with soft and specialised performance shoes, the TN Pro is something different, says Nick Brown - a...

Scarpa Booster

The Booster has similar sensitivity to Scarpa's other soft shoes like the Furia Air, Furia S and Drago, says Rob Greenwood, but with the added...

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...


Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers

Five Ten NIAD VCS

Climb after climb, the adidas Five Ten NIAD VCS Climbing Shoes deliver all-around performance. Versatile Stealth® C4™ rubber edges, grips and smears across all surfaces, indoors and out. Extended toe rubber maximises contact area for increased ...

Five Ten Hiangle Pro

Made for the demands of modern bouldering competitions, these climbing shoes are built on the same last and with the same materials as the classic Hiangle. The moulded Stealth® C4 outsole wraps up the inside of the foot to become the rand to provide consistent,...

Tenaya Mastia

When we conceived the new Mastia we wanted not only to create an aggressively curved shoe that delivered maximum power for standing on tiny holds, but also one which provided unrivalled responsiveness in all situations. More powerful, more responsive, this is the essence...

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...

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...

Scarpa Booster

The Booster is - in the words of Scarpa Designer Nathan Hoette - "all about the precision". It took 87 prototypes to get...

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...


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