Tag Archives: trad climbing shoes

La Sportiva Katana Climbing Shoe

The Katana climbing shoe from La Sportiva is a model that has been around for along time. Spend any time at the crag or climbing gym and you’ll see more than a few people in a pair of La Sportiva Katana’s.   La Sportiva recently updated the venerable Katana model so we thought we’d better Continue Reading...

Five Ten Verdon

Five Ten Verdon – Five Ten is always working to be on the dime edge of climbing footwear. The Verdon is the latest high-end shoe in their arsenal. It seems to take the basic idea of the much loved Anasazi last, but the toe shape is definitely different. The stiff sole of the Anasazi is Continue Reading...

Evolv Elektra Climbing Shoes

We’ve had the chance to test the Evolv Elektra Teal, the top selling women’s shoe in the US (along with the Elektra Violet). The Evolv Elektra is a budget oriented shoe, aimed at new climbers or climbers looking for all-day comfort. The perforated synthetic upper is lined for comfort. With a split padded tongue and Continue Reading...

Five Ten Anasazi Guide

Five Ten just keeps churning out new design after new design. One of the latest to hit the shelves is the Five Ten Anasazi Guide. Designed to be an all day multi-pitch or trad climbing shoe. Starting top to bottom. The Anasazi Guide has a padded and lined suede upper. Five Ten calls the color Continue Reading...

Evolv Astroman

What happens whenĀ  you let climbing legend and alpine trad masterĀ Peter Croft help design a climbing shoe, the Evolv Astroman is born. Peter, a champion of Yosemite and alpine walls designed a shoe that climbs what he climbs, cracks and small edges. It’s hard to ignore the obvious old-school styling of the Astroman. There are Continue Reading...

La Sportiva – TC Pro

  Climbing shoes are like gloves. At a high level gloves are used for one purpose, keeping your hands warm. The problem you run into is that as soon as you own one pair of gloves you soon find out that that you need another pair for slightly warmer temperatures where your other gloves have Continue Reading...