Top 10 Mens Rock Climbing Shoes
for March 2021

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La Sportiva Men's TX Guide Rock Climbing Shoes, Black/Yellow, 45.5

La Sportiva Men's TX Guide Rock Climbing Shoes

Black/Yellow, 45.5

by La Sportiva
What We like

DESIGNED TO PERFORM ON ALL SURFACES, HORIZONTAL OR VERTICAL - Running-inspired fit and cuff construction is ideal for moving fast on vertical terrain; Mythos climbing shoe style lacing with heel loop and to-the-toe lacing enables micro-adjustments and a super comfortable fit

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Product Features

  • PROTECTION & STABILITY - PU-Tech lite heel counters and toe caps add protection in the front and rear of the shoe; Highly stable EVA in the forefoot offers torsional rigidity on off-camber terrain
  • EXTREME DURABILITY - Ultra-weave jacquard uppers are breathable and durable; minimally sewn TPU reinforcements around the lacing harness increase durability and protect the shoes during foot jams
  • HYBRID CONSTRUCTION - Dual-compound soles feature Vibram Megagrip at the climbing zones in the toes, and a more durable, hard-wearing Idrogrip rubber in the heels; La Sportiva's famous Impact Brake System lugs gives you 20% more traction with 20% less impact

Hybrid construction - dual-compound soles feature vibram megagrip at the climbing zones in the toes, and a more durable, hard-wearing idrogrip rubber in the heels; La Sportiva's famous impact brake system lugs gives you 20% more traction with 20% less impact Protection & stability - pu-tech lite heel counters and toe caps add protection in the front and rear of the shoe; highly stable eva in the forefoot offers torsional rigidity on off-camber terrain Extreme durability - ultra-weave jacquard uppers are breathable and durable; minimally sewn tpu reinforcements around the lacing harness increase durability and protect the shoes during foot jams

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9.6
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SCARPA Men's Arpia Rock Climbing Shoe - Black/Red - 10-10.5

SCARPA Men's Arpia Rock Climbing Shoe

Black/Red, 10-10.5

by SCARPA
What We like

Vibram XS Grip2 rubber

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Product Features

  • Slightly asymmetric
  • Primary material: Synthetic
  • Moderately downturned profile
  • Microsuede upper with soft-touch backing

Primary material: synthetic Microsuede upper with soft-touch backing Slightly asymmetric Moderately downturned profile

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9.2
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Five Ten Men's Gambit VCS Rock Climbing Shoe - SemiSolar Green - 8.5

adidas Five Ten Men's Gambit VCS Rock Climbing Shoe

SemiSolar Green, 8.5

by adidas
What We like

Velcro closure for easy on and off

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Product Features

  • Stiff midsole reduces foot fatigue
  • Stealth C4 rubber for best grip available
  • Cotton lining has minimal stretch, no painful break in time
  • Leather upper for durability

Cotton lining has minimal stretch, no painful break in time Stiff midsole reduces foot fatigue Stealth c4 rubber for best grip available Leather upper for durability

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La Sportiva Men's Tarantulace Rock Climbing Shoes, Black/Poppy, 44.5

La Sportiva Men's Tarantulace Rock Climbing Shoes

Black/Poppy, 44.5

by La Sportiva
What We like

FAST LACING SYSTEM - Quick-pull lacing harness allows for precise regulation of inner volumes; Wrapping the foot snugly for excellent support, fit, and comfort

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Product Features

  • BUILT TO LAST - This indoor/outdoor climbing shoe is constructed from high quality materials; 1.8mm LaspoFlex at the midsole and 5mm FriXion RS at the sole make the TarantuLace as stable as it is durable
  • ALL-AROUND PERFORMANCE - Designed to help intermediate climbers smear, hook, and edge like pros; The aggressive rubber heel rand, sticky FriXion RS rubber soles, and low-asymmetry RN45 build let climbers find purchase on edges with great sensitivity and without pain or cramping
  • CLIMB IN COMFORT - From the gym to the crags, the classic unlined leather upper is soft and comfortable; Lined tongue controls moisture and enhances breathability; Synthetic leather overlay adds just the right level of support
  • TIPS FOR BUYING - Rock climbing shoes are designed to fit differently than other footwear; Be sure to reference the La Sportiva size chart in the product images for more accurate sizing; The fit should be tight, but not painful, and without pressure points

Climb in comfort - from the gym to the crags, the classic unlined leather upper is soft and comfortable; lined tongue controls moisture and enhances breathability; synthetic leather overlay adds just the right level of support Tips for buying - rock climbing shoes are designed to fit differently than other footwear; be sure to reference the La Sportiva size chart in the product images for more accurate sizing; the fit should be tight, but not painful, and without pressure points Built to last - this indoor/outdoor climbing shoe is constructed from high quality materials; 1.8mm laspoflex at the midsole and 5mm frixion rs at the sole make the tarantulace as stable as it is durable All-around performance - designed to help intermediate climbers smear, hook, and edge like pros; the aggressive rubber heel rand, sticky frixion rs rubber soles, and low-asymmetry rn45 build let climbers find purchase on edges with great sensitivity and without pain or cramping

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8.8
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La Sportiva Men's OXYGYM Climbing Shoe, Carbon/Sulphur, 44.5

La Sportiva Men's OXYGYM Climbing Shoe

Carbon/Sulphur, 44.5

by La Sportiva
What We like

Ideal terrain:Gym climbing and all around climbing

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Product Features

  • Super comfortable for extended use
  • Patented hook and loop closure system allows for a personalized fit
  • 3-Layer WashTex external fabric keeps the shoe clean andhygienic
  • Internal breathable fabric allows for moisture wicking

Patented hook and loop closure system allows for a personalized fit 3-layer washtex external fabric keeps the shoe clean andhygienic Internal breathable fabric allows for moisture wicking Super comfortable for extended use

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8.5
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La Sportiva Men's Skwama Rock Climbing Shoe, Black/Yellow, 43

La Sportiva Men's Skwama Rock Climbing Shoe

Black/Yellow, 43

by La Sportiva
What We like

COMFORTABLE DESIGN - Vibram sole, suede leather upper, and a flexible build provide a balance of comfort and high performance; Lightly structured with less rigidity to offer a strong multi-purpose shoe; Great sensitivity to feel the rock below your feet for superior adaptability

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Product Features

  • TECHNICAL FOR TOP PERFORMANCE - Patented S-Heel construction provides optimal heel hooking maneuverability and the perfect heel cup fit for use on any type of wall, whether sheer rock faces, slabs, or overhangs
  • STICKY TOE BOX - The Skwama model has protective, ultra sticky rubber toe patches to protect against abrasion and form a grippy surface for toe hooks and scumming; Climbing becomes more fluid, instinctive and harmonious
  • TIPS FOR BUYING - Rock climbing shoes are designed to fit differently than other footwear; Be sure to reference the La Sportiva size chart in the product images for more accurate sizing; The fit should be tight, but not painful, and without pressure points
  • ADVANCED EDGING - Designed to perform with sensitivity, flexibility, and precision on all surfaces; The P3 Patent System coupled with the new split-sole construction allows the sole to spread out when weight is applied, reducing edge deformation and strengthening holds

Sticky toe box - the skwama model has protective, ultra sticky rubber toe patches to protect against abrasion and form a grippy surface for toe hooks and scumming; climbing becomes more fluid, instinctive and harmonious Tips for buying - rock climbing shoes are designed to fit differently than other footwear; be sure to reference the La Sportiva size chart in the product images for more accurate sizing; the fit should be tight, but not painful, and without pressure points Technical for top performance - patented s-heel construction provides optimal heel hooking maneuverability and the perfect heel cup fit for use on any type of wall, whether sheer rock faces, slabs, or overhangs Advanced edging - designed to perform with sensitivity, flexibility, and precision on all surfaces; the p3 patent system coupled with the new split-sole construction allows the sole to spread out when weight is applied, reducing edge deformation and strengthening holds

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Black Diamond Mens Momentum Lace Climbing Shoes (11.5, Slate)

Black Diamond Mens Momentum Lace Climbing Shoes (11.5

Slate)

by Black Diamond Equipment
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7.8
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Black Diamond Momentum Climbing Shoe - Men's Ash 11

Black Diamond Momentum Climbing Shoe

Men's Ash 11

by Black Diamond
What We like

Engineered Knit Technology upper provides exceptional breathability and comfort

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Product Features

  • 4.3mm rubber is built for durability and molded for optimal consistency and performance
  • Two Velcro straps for fit adjustability
  • Neutral, flat last for vertical climbing or all-day comfort
  • Soft flex midsole for added sensitivity and comfort

Soft flex midsole for added sensitivity and comfort Neutral, flat last for vertical climbing or all-day comfort 4.3mm rubber is built for durability and molded for optimal consistency and performance Two velcro straps for fit adjustability

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7.8
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La Sportiva Kids' Stickit Rock Climbing Shoes, Chili/Poppy, 34/35

La Sportiva Kids' Stickit Rock Climbing Shoes

Chili/Poppy, 34/35

by La Sportiva
What We like

SIMPLE & FUNCTIONAL DESIGN FOR KIDS - The Stickit will help little feet grip holds without being too aggressively tight or technical; The straightforward design provides the comfort, convenience, and adaptability to spur kids to higher, more advanced routes at a faster pace

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Product Features

  • ALL AROUND COMFORT - The unlined, rugged leather upper is breathable and keeps feet comfortable all day, whether indoors on the instruction wall, at the climbing gym, or outside bouldering
  • TIPS FOR BUYING - Rock climbing shoes are designed to fit differently than other footwear; Be sure to reference the La Sportiva size chart in the product images for more accurate sizing; The fit should be tight, but not painful, and without pressure points
  • GRIPPY RUBBER SOLE - Lightly structured with less rigidity to offer a strong multi-purpose rock climbing shoe; FriXion rubber grips plastic and rock equally well for edging and versatility across all surfaces
  • EASY ON AND OFF - The Stickit is highly adjustable, looping around the top of the foot and the heel, and easy to lace up for kids of all ages

Easy on and off - the stickit is highly adjustable, looping around the top of the foot and the heel, and easy to lace up for kids of all ages Grippy rubber sole - lightly structured with less rigidity to offer a strong multi-purpose rock climbing shoe; frixion rubber grips plastic and rock equally well for edging and versatility across all surfaces All around comfort - the unlined, rugged leather upper is breathable and keeps feet comfortable all day, whether indoors on the instruction wall, at the climbing gym, or outside bouldering Tips for buying - rock climbing shoes are designed to fit differently than other footwear; be sure to reference the La Sportiva size chart in the product images for more accurate sizing; the fit should be tight, but not painful, and without pressure points

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7.8
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Climb X Crush Lace - Blue - 2019 Rock Climbing/Bouldering Shoe (10.5)

Climb X Crush Lace

Blue, 2019 Rock Climbing/Bouldering Shoe (10.5)

What We like

Breathable Mesh Padded Tongue

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Product Features

  • Rubber Wrapped Sticky Heel
  • Please Refer to Sizing Chart for Recommended Size
  • X-Factor Sticky Rubber Sole; Padded Ankle Cuff

Rubber wrapped sticky heel Please refer to sizing chart for recommended size X-factor sticky rubber sole; padded ankle cuff

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