Posts Tagged ‘shoes’

  • Review: Scarpa Vapor Lace

    Feb 12, 17 • 712 Views • GearNo Comments

    Scarpa’s Vapor V rock shoe now has an upgraded model. The new Vapor Lace shoe offers a more customizable fit, which provides slightly more comfort and control. This shoe is ideal for vertical to slightly overhanging face climbing and mixed face and crack...

  • Review: Kahtoola MICROspikes

    Feb 15, 16 • 868 Views • GearNo Comments

    Every single physical activity I do (or don’t do) is related to climbing – even if there’s no climbing involved. Running is one of those perfect cross-training activities, and living in the mountains the conditions vary from season to season, even...

  • Review: Cypher Codex

    Feb 8, 16 • 1444 Views • GearNo Comments

    I must admit I’d never heard of Cypher rock shoes, and when I brought them to the gym I got constant questions about what I was wearing, especially with the neon green suede. The small company from Sandy, Utah has been quietly making shoes and quickdraws...

  • Review: Scarpa Techno X

    Nov 1, 15 • 2853 Views • GearNo Comments

    Scarpa redesigned their most popular shoes this year, with a new model to cover each style of climbing. I had the chance to try out their super-downturned bouldering and steep sport shoe (Instinct VS) and their slightly downturned, sensitive performance shoe...

  • Review: Tenaya Tarifa’s

    Oct 18, 15 • 1955 Views • GearNo Comments

    This was my first time wearing a pair of Tenayas. I felt like flatlanders must on their first visit to the Rockies. Sure I had heard of them and I had seen them in pictures, but damn, why had I waited so long to try them for myself? Reviewed by Shaun...

  • Review: Evolv Luchador SC’s (updated)

    Sep 28, 15 • 2189 Views • Gear1 Comment

    Note: Since we all know we want our climbing gear to stand the test of time The Zine is starting to create updates for the products we review. Our gear reviewers like to climb – as much as possible – and we use and abuse our gear just like you do....

  • Review: 5.10 Team VXi Slippers

    Sep 21, 15 • 1870 Views • GearNo Comments

    This shoe fits like a glove. Perfect for overhanging terrain with foot trickery when you don’t really need to edge these superlight slippers, the Five Ten Team VXi’s could be a great addition to your quiver if you’re looking to get an aggressive shoe....

  • Review: Scarpa Vapor V

    Apr 8, 15 • 10842 Views • Gear2 Comments

    My first impression of Scarpa’s redesigned Vapor V was how comfortable they were out of the box. I sized mine tight for performance, yet these asymmetric, slightly down-turned shoes were flexible enough to walk in and remained comfortable for long sessions...