The UKC team recently returned from the annual gear-fest that is OutDoor Friedrichshafen. Below are some video interviews with brand representatives, who talked us through the key features of their latest creations in rock shoes and footwear.
Boreal Diabolo and Diabola RRP £95
An updated version of the Diabolo and Diabola, Mid range shoe with medium stiffness.
Boreal Joker and Joker Plus Rock Shoe RRP £80 - 85
An updated model of both the popular entry level Joker and Joker Plus available in both lace-up and Velcro in men's and women's versions.
Evolv Ashima RRP £tbc
Designed with world class climber Ashima Shiraishi
Evolv Shakra & Supra RRP £120 &110
Based on Chris Sharma's 'Shaman's' with updated features
Five Ten Blanco & Gambit RRP £130 &90
The popular Five Ten Blanco is back!
La Sportiva Maverink RRP £90
A shoe for young climbers with developing feet
La Sportiva Miura XX RRP £tbc
Ondra helped design these. Enough said.
Ocun Oxi range RRP £90 - 95
The Oxi shoe family has had a makeover
Scarpa Chimera RRP £125
A lace up soft shoe to compliment the rest of the Scarpa soft shoe range
Tenaya Mundaka RRP £115
Refinements based on the popular Oasi shoe, as worn by Alex Megos
Aku Elica Natural Stride System - Alterra Women's GTX Shoe RRP £180
An integrated system consisting of last, insole board, midsole and tread, which lowers pressure on foot while walking
Arc'teryx Norvan VT Shoe RRP £tbc
A high performance trail running shoe ideal for more rugged terrain with a fixed liner.
Boreal Drom Approach Shoe RRP £104
An approach shoe with an advanced midsole perfect for soft trails. All day comfort with technical capabilities.
Dolomite Torq RRP £220
A boot that's perfect for scrambling/via Ferrata
Dolomite Yosemite GTX RRP £120
A traditional hiking shoe that's great on trails and light hikes
Five Ten Urban approach & pro RRP £120
A technical, climbing influenced approach shoe
La Sportiva Trango Tower RRP £250
Designed for mountain hikes, via ferrata, and hiking