• Evolv General

      MSRP: $170    When I heard of Evolv’s new shoe, “The General,” I wondered whether the name referred to its dominance over other shoes or its ability to do a bit of everything, as … Continue reading "Evolv General"
  • Scarpa Instinct VSR

    MSRP: $185   BEST FOR: Bouldering and steep sport climbing   When I first started wearing the Scarpa Instinct VSR, people would come up to me at the gym and ask, “Alex Puccio wears those, … Continue reading "Scarpa Instinct VSR"
  • Evolv Agro

    MSRP: $165   BEST FOR: Hard bouldering and steep sport climbing   The Evolv Agro is a soft, performance-oriented shoe best for hard bouldering or your sport project, indoor and outdoor included. I’ve had a pair for over … Continue reading "Evolv Agro"
  • Tulson Tolf: Trad, Trad XHard and Invernal Shoes

      MSRP: €119.00 (Trad XHard Invernal, Men’s and Women’s); €109.95 (Trad XHard, Men’s and Women’s)   BEST FOR: Long trad climbs and alpine rock climbing   Tulson Tolf is a new brand to appear in … Continue reading "Tulson Tolf: Trad, Trad XHard and Invernal Shoes"
  • Black Diamond Focus

      MSRP: $179.95 BEST FOR: Sport climbing and bouldering   From bouldering on cobble-studded sandstone to sport climbing in the athletic and knee-bar filled roofs of Rifle, the Black Diamond Focus performs like a champ. … Continue reading "Black Diamond Focus"
  • Tenaya Oasi LV Women’s Climbing Shoe

    MSRP: $165.00   The Spanish climbing brand Tenaya is widely recognized for comfortable performance shoes but the brand claims the new low-volume Oasi provides “levels of comfort previously unheard of in such high-end models.” A … Continue reading "Tenaya Oasi LV Women’s Climbing Shoe"
  • Scarpa Furia S

      MSRP: $194.95 BEST FOR: Hard sport climbing   As a longtime Scarpa Furia fan—I’ve purchased four pairs and had several resoles—for sport climbing and bouldering, I was naturally curious about the introduction of the … Continue reading "Scarpa Furia S"
  • La Sportiva Gripit Kid’s Shoes

      MSRP: $75.00   My shose are awosome becaeus they feal so cumfy and they are my favrot colers! My favrots are green and blue. And thuy stick to the holds very well! Thur very … Continue reading "La Sportiva Gripit Kid’s Shoes"
  • Lowa Rocket

      MSRP: $150.00   LOWA made their name in the world of high-end alpine and hiking boots, but they have seriously lagged behind in the rock shoe game—that is, until the Rocket. With this performance … Continue reading "Lowa Rocket"
  • Black Diamond Momentum

    This review appeared in Rock and Ice issue 249 (April 2018). The Momentum is Black Diamond’s first foray into rock shoes. Hailed by BD as the “perfect entry-level” shoe and great for “all day comfort,” … Continue reading "Black Diamond Momentum"
  • Boreal Dharma

      MSRP: $159.95 BEST FOR: Steep bouldering and sport climbing and edging at your limit    Based on first impressions and initial use we’re really impressed by these aggressive and technical Boreal shoes, available in … Continue reading "Boreal Dharma"
  • Five Ten Quantum VCS

      MSRP: $185.00 BEST FOR: Steep bouldering and sport climbing   In another development in the life of the classic Quantum, Five Ten has produced a velcro version of the 2016 Lace-Up model. The new … Continue reading "Five Ten Quantum VCS"