Butora Acro climbing shoes

Butora Acro climbing shoe review

The Butora Acro climbing shoes are great bouldering and sport climbing shoes that are offered in a very reasonable price. The shoes are unisex, but they come in a narrow or wide fit to accommodate different kinds of feet.

Butora climbing shoes have been around since 2015 and they have been well received into the gyms and crags. The shoes are high quality and quite affordable. Butora uses its own rubber, the acros are made with their Neo Fuse rubber. Butora is a South Korean company, but you can get the shoes almost anywhere around the world.

What to consider before buying the butora acro climbing shoes

The width of your feet: The Butora acro climbing shoes come in four different versions. There are the original blue and orange versions and the newer comp shoes that come in black and pink.

If you have narrow feet: Blue or the pink Acros.

If you have wide feet: Orange or black Acros.

If you don’t know if your feet are narrow or wide? Usually people with higher arches have more narrow feet and people with lower arches have wider feet.

Sizing: when choosing the right size for you, take a half size from your typical street shoe size for bouldering. The Butora Acros should only stretch about one quarter size. 
butora acro narrow or wide

What kind of climber are you? The Butora Acros work great for sport climbers and boulderers.  The shoes really shine when climbing steeper routes. They work great on small edges and pocket holds. 
The wider versions of the Butora Acros are pretty good on cracks as they can be jammed into quite small fingercracks. They also have a thick and durable rubber that protects the feet and toes nicely.  That being said, you might want to consider other shoes if you are climbing really long routes.

Original Butora Acro ( Blue/Narrow and Orange/Wide)

  • Neo Fuse rubber: Sticky rubber suitable for bouldering and sport climbing on steeper routes.
  •  Agressive down turn with ABS-injected mid sole.
  • Triple fork velcro closure for quick on and off.
  • High tension heel rand for a nice fit and to make sure your feet are secured nicely in the shoes from toes to heels.
  •  Weight: 1 lb. 1.6 oz. / 550 grams

New Butora Acro Comps (Pink/Narrow And Black/Wide)

What has been changed in the comp versions:

    • Softer rubber for sticker feet and for more sensitivity.
    • Improved heel cup with 3D-molding. 

Butora Acro - Pros and Cons

Pros:
  • Affordable pricing
  • Versatile
  • Great for edging
  • Good for pockets
  • Good for cracks
  • Sensitive shoe
Cons:
  • Not the most comfortable in a tight size
  • The heel cup can be too large for some people
  •  Not the best breathability

Alternatives for the Butaro Acro climbing shoes

Before committing to the Butora Acros take a look at our review of the best climbing shoes for 2021 article. In the article we recommend these shoes:

All these options are a bit pricier than the Butora Acros, but if you are serious about your climbing it is good to consider all the options before making a purchase.
 
If you want to get an affordable pair of climbing shoes the acros might be the ones for you. They do work great on edges and pockets from steep to slabbier routes. They are good for cracks, but probably not the best for you if you climb really long routes. 

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