Flash routes from the climbing gym to the crag
Grab your chalk bag and your brush — it’s time to talk bouldering. If you’re just getting into the sport, interested in trying out a more aggressive technical shoe or just replacing your old pair of gym beaters, you’re in the right place. Here you’ll find bouldering shoes from climbing mainstays like Scarpa, La Sportiva, Evolv and Black Diamond to help you send your next proj, indoors or out.
Now’s a good time to think about what kind of shoe you’re after. Are you gravitating towards steep, intense comp routes, dipping your toe into some outdoor climbing, or just looking for a casual shoe to throw on when you’re socializing with your pals at the gym? Do you want a shoe that’s comfy for long days at the crag, or a super-downsized performance fit? If you’re unfamiliar with the sport and need some extra guidance, our article on choosing climbing shoes covers the basics.
Take on bolder boulders
Once you’ve found your perfect pair of bouldering shoes, you can start flagging and toe-hooking your way to victory. All that’s left is to look through our rock climbing and bouldering tips for more specialized info, chalk up and start sending.