An Overview of The Best Climbing Shoes For 2017

Best Climbing Shoes For 2017

Hey guys this article is an in-depth view of the top rock climbing shoes of 2017. Reading this will help you in deciding which shoe would be the perfect fit for you. This will help you compare the pros and cons and make a better buying decision.

Keep reading and you will find the analysis for the best climbing shoes at 3 different price points!

Highest Price range $185-$195

  1. La Sportiva Genius

Price: $195 best climbing shoesLa Sportive released the Genius a couple of years ago. The shape of this shoe is aggressive which means the base is downturned, which helps keep your feet on the wall on steep overhangs. The con here though is that this shoe can only be used for rock-climbing due to the nature of its shape and cannot be used for running or gyming, as it might not be as comfortable. This shoe is the only shoe in the market with the No-Edge technology. The Edge-technology helps you to climb easily of edges and stepper surfaces. The upper for this shoe can be chosen; it comes in leather and synthetic both, which gives the buyer the option to buy what they feel conformable in. The sole of the shoe is Vibram XS Grip 2, which is a 3mm rubber. The good thing about this is that the rubber is sticky but the con is that this decreases the durability of the sole. Moreover, the closure of this shoe is by a lace, which is not suitable for rock climbing, as it would be very inconvenient to have to tie your lace while climbing.

  1. Five Ten Quantum

Price: $185 best climbing shoes for 2017

 Alex and Thomas Huber designed this shoe. The shape of this shoe is flat which means the base is flat and it cannot only be used for rock climbing but also for bouldering.. Flat bases are also more confortable to wear. The upper for this shoe is synthetic which means the shoe will not change its size of shape according to the shape of your foot. It is not a suitable shoe for people with narrow feet. The sole of the shoe is C4 Stealth, a 4.2 mm rubber. The good thing about this is that the rubber is sticky but the con is that this decreases the durability of the sole. Furthermore, the closure of this shoe is by a lace, which is not suitable for rock climbing, as it would be very inconvenient to have to tie your lace while climbing.

Medium Price Range $119-$140

  1. Mad Rock Shark

Price: $119best rock climbing shoes Mad Rock Sharks is an option that’s easy on your wallet without you having to sacrifice much in the way of performance. The shape of this shoe is aggressive which means the base is downturned, which helps keep your feet on the wall on steep overhangs. The con here though is that this shoe can only be used for rock-climbing due to the nature of its shape and cannot be used for running or gyming, as it might not be as comfortable. The upper for this shoe is synthetic which means the shoe will not change its size of shape according to the shape of your foot. The sole of the shoe is Science Friction 3.0, a 3.8 mm rubber. The good thing about this is that the rubber is sticky but the con is that this decreases the durability of the sole. Furthermore, the closure of this shoe is Velcro, which makes it very convenient for rock-climbing.

  1. Tenaya Masai

Price: $140
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The shape of this shoe is moderate which means the base is neither flat nor aggressive. It cannot only be used for rock climbing but also for bouldering.. Flat bases are also more confortable to wear. The upper for this shoe is synthetic which means the shoe will not change its size of shape according to the shape of your foot. The sole of the shoe is Vibram XS Grip 2, which is a 3mm rubber. The good thing about this is that the rubber is sticky but the con is that this decreases the durability of the sole. Moreover, the closure of this shoe is by a lace, which is not suitable for rock climbing, as it would be very inconvenient to have to tie your lace while climbing.

Lowest Price Range $98-$100

  1. Evolv Addict

Price: $99
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The shape of this shoe is flat which means the base is flat and it cannot only be used for rock climbing but also for bouldering.. Flat bases are also more confortable to wear. The upper for this shoe is leather, which means the shoe will change its size of shape according to the shape of your foot and make the shoe more comfortable. The sole of the shoe is Trax, which is a 4.2 mm rubber. The good thing about this is that the rubber is sticky and comfortable but at the same time this decreases the durability of the sole. Furthermore, the shoes are slip-ons, which makes it very convenient for rock-climbing.

  1. Butora Endeavour

Price: $98

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 The shape of this shoe is flat which means the base is flat and it cannot only be used for rock climbing but also for bouldering.. Flat bases are also more confortable to wear. The upper for this shoe can be chosen; it comes in leather and synthetic both, which gives the buyer the option to buy what they feel conformable in. The sole is Butyl Butora F5 making it more suitable for women. Furthermore, the closure of this shoe is Velcro, which makes it very convenient for rock-climbing.

I hope this article was informative, helpful and will assist you in buying the best climbing shoe that is suitable for you!

 

 

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