La Sportiva TC Pro

The La Sportiva TC Pro (MSRP $180) sets the standard for high-end trad free-climbing. With a mid-stiff sole, high-top protection for your ankles and a slightly down-turned toe, the TC…

Five Ten Rogue VCS

The Five Ten Rogue VCS (MSRP $99) is a budget-priced super-soft Velcro slipper for all-around comfort. What I like about this slipper is that it’s extremely comfortable, fits well and…

La Sportiva Miura

The La Sportiva Miura (MSRP $160) needs no introduction. This an awesomely technical, high-performance, do-it-all, “quiver-of-one” climbing shoe. What I love about the Miura is that it excels on all…

Five Ten Moccasym

The Five Ten Anasazi Moccasym (MSRP $115) is a soft, flat-lasted slipper that is great for gym climbing, sport climbing and bouldering—but really shines as a crack climbing shoe. A…

Scarpa Feroce

The Scarpa Feroce (MSRP $165) is an all-around workhorse with a triple Velcro closure that excels on steep routes requiring toe power, and technical slabs where spot-on precision is a…

La Sportiva Katana Lace-Up

The La Sportiva Katana Lace (MSRP $165) is a slightly asymmetrical, low-volume, slightly downturned, all-purpose climbing shoe. This sleek, sharp weapon for your foot excels on sport climbs and boulders,…

La Sportiva Jeckyl VS

The La Sportiva Jeckyl VS (MSRP $120) is comfortable, high-quality Velcro slipper that excels at crack climbing. What I love about this shoe is that it’s a fantastic crack climbing…

Five Ten Anasazi Guide

The Five Ten Anasazi Guide is a super-stiff, supportive flat-lasted lace-up for all-day moderate routes, particularly trad climbing in the mountains. This is a great all-day edging boot for chugging…