Unparallel Climbing Shoe Range + How to Choose Climbing Shoes video Product News

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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 obsession for the product team. Unparallel have over 20+ years of specialist manufacturing experience designing shoes for climbing, MTB and other outdoor sports.

One key feature that really sets the shoes aside is that they are equipped with a high friction rubber compound that is fully engineered and processed in California. Many climbers in the UK have changed what they use in the past year, with both consumers and pros making the swap. The likes of Ned Freehally, Jen Woods, Dave Mason, Leah Crane, Tom Randall, Sammy Oaks, Hannah Smith and more have joined as sponsored athletes, showing that the ability of the shoes to perform across a range of disciplines is proven. 8C boulders, to International Competitions to hardcore trad E9s....

The Shoe Fit:

Importantly (and you'll notice this as soon as you put a pair on!) UP shoes are designed for better performance and instant fit to ensure that your climbing experiences are better than you've had before. The Unparallel climbing shoe range is complete from flat all-round shoes to the super technical down turned shoes with different compound and thicknesses of super sticky rubber.


The TN Pro is a signature model fully projected and tested by Tomoa Narasaki.


  • 4.2MM RH Rubber
  • Harder stiffness midsole and hardest down turn performance shoes
  • Unlined synthetic upper


The best "all-round" shoe in our line for the ultimate in precision footwork and edging capability. The fast lacing system allows for quick easy on/off and a perfect precise fit every time as well as added lace protection for foot jams when crack climbing. The full RH rubber sole and stiff midsole combination gives exceptional friction and versatility.

Our low volume option allows for a better fit with our female climbers, who without it may be left with "dead space" in the shoe and lower performance. The UP Lace is offered in both low and normal volume options.

UP Lace 1

UP Lace 2


  • 3.5mm RH rubber
  • Stiff midsole
  • Lined synthetic upper


The Regulus is our stiffest downturned shoe providing both comfort and absolute precision for a variety of terrain and styles of climbing. The unlined synthetic upper provides a super-comfortable feel on foot while maintaining a perfectly snug and secure fit. The full RH rubber sole and stiff midsole provide exceptional edging ability and the extended rubber over the toe box provides extra friction for toe hooking. The highly tensioned heel locks your foot into the shoe providing extra power and bomb proof heel hooks.


  • 4.2mm RH rubber
  • Stiff midsole
  • Unlined synthetic upper


No other slipper even approximates the performance of the VIM.

Building upon a great last-from-the-past, the name of the game here is comfort that meets performance without sacrifice. We decided to couple it with a stiff midsole and beefed up elastic closure system creating a powerful tool that eats everything in its way from overhanging rock to fiberglass slabs.

The RS rubber outsole delivers the maximal amount of friction possible, ensuring that every edge or smear holds when the send is on the line.


  • 3.5MM RS Rubber
  • Mid/soft stiffness midsole
  • Lined synthetic upper

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