CaVa Forza

Climbing in the Forza was like meeting an old friend. With its lilac-navy colors and soft, supple leather upper, this shoe resembles Boreal's sadly discontinued Vector.

By Rock and Ice | December 16th, 2010

CaVa Forza Climbing Shoe Review By Rock & Ice Magazine

Cava Forza Climbing Shoe$100

  • Steep rock: 3 Star
  • Face climbing: 4 Star
  • Long routes: 3.5 Star
  • Upper: Leather, unlined
  • Rubber: 4.2mm Stealth Black Magic

Climbing in the CaVa Forza was like meeting an old friend. With its lilac-navy colors and soft, supple leather upper, this shoe resembles Boreal’s sadly discontinued Vector. The Forza won praise from our testers for its all-around performance. This is a shoe that really can climb anything, and be comfortable to boot. The cambered last is powerful enough for technical climbing. Yet the supple leather upper and fit are forgiving enough to wear on long routes. I’d recommend the Forza to anyone looking for a solid shoe for myriad types of climbing.

+ Good value. Excellent all-around shoe.

– The leather uppers will str-e-tch, so don’t over-size.

Leave a Reply

Notify of
avatar
wpDiscuz

Five Ten Gambit Lace

The Gambit, with its reasonably stiff, non-aggressive, low-tension design, is comfortable on long routes and is a great all-round shoe for beginner to intermediate climbers.

read more

Scarpa Drago

The Scarpa Drago is the Ferrari LaFerrari of climbing shoes—it’s sleek and sexy, and it radiates performance. It’s a supershoe.

read more

La Sportiva Genius

Touted by Sportiva as “the highest performance climbing shoe on the market,” the Genius incorporates the latest of Sportiva’s thinking—No-Edge technology, P3 randing and asymmetrical lacing—into one package.

read more