New climbing shoes

New climbing shoes – review

Climbing shoes are always evolving and its great to be reviewing the new climbing shoes and testing their new innovations! Just look back a few years to see how far we have come as a sport. 

In this article we will write about all the new climbing shoes, whether its a sneak preview or a hands-on, in-depth review! 

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La Sportiva Ondra Comp climbing shoes

The La Sportiva Ondra Comp climbing shoe, developed with the technical support of Adam Ondra, is designed to be extremely high-performing in modern bouldering moves such as smearings, toe hooks, and heel hooks. The shoe’s construction allows for maximum grip and sensitivity on dynamic climbs, enabling the foot to stretch out and bring as much of the sole surface into contact with the foothold.

A key feature of the Ondra Comp is the new patented and exclusive-use technology called SenseGrip™ by La Sportiva. This technology revolutionizes the concept of bouldering shoes. The half-sole and the rubber toe cap are made with SenseGrip™, which embeds the foothold and ensures maximum adaptability and grip of the shoe on various surfaces. The Ondra Comp is designed to not compromise on performance.

La Sportiva Ondra Comp climbing shoe
La Sportiva Ondra Comp

Scarpa Generator V climbing shoes

The Scarpa Generator V is a new version to the generator line of flagship trad-climbing shoes that stand out for their versatility and performance. It features a stiff design, ideal for cracks and edging, with a flat, neutral last and full-length mid and outsoles. The shoe is equipped with 4mm of Vibram’s XS Edge rubber, a 2mm suede upper, and a comfortable neoprene sock lining. The tongue is lightly padded, but he shoe offers less ankle protection than the previous versions of generator mids.

Pros of the Scarpa Generator V include its stiffness, which reduces foot fatigue on long pitches, a remarkably fast break-in period, and a tall rand that provides greater friction and reduces delamination chances. The PAF heel system reduces Achilles heel pain while micro edging, and the shoe is comfortable for jamming cracks of all sizes. The laces are supple, durable, and protected by suede covers for the first three eyelets.

Scarpa Generator V
Scarpa Generator V Women

La Sportiva Gripit kid’s climbing shoes

The updated La Sportiva Gripit kid’s climbing shoe features No-Edge Technology and is one of the best climbing shoes for kids. Promoting freedom of movement and proprioception for children. It has a Zero-Press™ Construction last to prevent pressure on the metatarsal and enhance foot development. The shoe’s No-edge technology increases sensitivity and proprioceptive awareness. It includes a Fast Lacing System for a customizable fit and a strap with two pre-shaped variants. Made with eco-friendly Suede Leather and a FriXion high abrasion resistant sole, it’s available in sizes 25/26 to 35/36 and weighs 200 grams/ 0,45 lbs per pair for size 26.

La Sportiva Gripit 2024

La Sportiva Futura climbing shoes

The La Sportiva Futura 2024 climbing shoe is made mostly for lead climbing and hard bouldering. La Sportiva wanted to develop a futuristic climbing shoe with their newest Futura as well. Its a soft climbing shoe for the advanced climber who goes both indoor and outdoor climbing. 

La Sportiva Futura 2024

La Sportiva Mantra climbing shoes

The La Sportiva Mantra 2024 climbing shoe is designed to cater to the needs of climbers who prioritize sensitivity. LaSpo considers the Mantra as a mostly indoor climbing shoe. Key features of this new shoe include the D-Tech construction that envelops the forefoot for some serious smearing, its also super soft for grippy foot techniques.


La Sportiva Mantra 2024

Unparallel Flagship Pro climbing shoes

UnParallel has made some changes to the new Flagship Pro shoe that has been designed with Tomoa Narasaki. Its a high performance competition shoe that can handle all kinds of comp climbs! The sole has been made thinner from 4mm to 3mm thickness. The Flagship pro comes with a thermoplastic midsole to help with smaller holds and a stickier toepatch to help with toehooks. The rand has also been made tougher to make the shoe more durable, but also to accomodate the wear and tear of toehooking!  

Unparallel flagship pro 2024 Tomoa Narasaki

La Sportiva Mandala climbing shoes

The all new Mandala for the year 2024 is basically a velcro version of the new La Sportiva Genius which we will also review in this article soon! It features the No-Edge technology which has been improving since its first appearance in the LaSportiva Speedster shoes in 2010. It has a single power strap velcro closure, so make sure you have the perfect fit for your feet.  

La Sportiva Mandala climbing shoe preview

Red Chili Clue climbing shoes

 The all new Red Chili Clue is an interesting new all-rounder climbing shoe. The shoe has a stiffer toe part to help getting your weight on top of the toes on small holds and crystals. At the same time the arc of the shoe is more flexible to help with smearing.  The shoe has one velcro-closure, but there is also an elastic sock to get you that slipper feeling and a nice fit. This is a lightweight shoe that has quality materials and we look forward to testing out the shoe in more in-depth review.

Red Chili Clue

Boreal Dharma shoes

The third version of the Dharma is great for small edges and crystals. The shoe has two Velcro closures and a sock lining for a nice fit. A large part of the materials have been recycled so this is an environmental option for a climbing shoe.  Unlike the Boreal Indo this has the stiffest rubber that Boreal uses the Zenith Pro. 

Boreal Dharma 2024

Unparallel Cubic climbing shoes

Cubic is a new Unparallel shoe coming in 2024. The shoe is available in a high volume and low volume versions that have the same color schemes.  This shoe is is stiff and downturned for some serious sport climbing and bouldering. The toe patch is really sticky for some great toe hooking, with built-in slits for optimal fit of the knuckles of the feet. 

Unparallel Cubic 2024

Scarpa Spot climbing shoes

The new Scarpa Spot model coming in 2024 is an all new model. The shoe is available in a high volume (yellow) and low volume (Aqua, featured below) versions. This shoe is is slightly downturned and has a double velcro closure. Its a good option for both indoor and outdoor climbing. 

Scarpa Spot climbing shoes

Scarpa Spot LV climbing shoes

The new Scarpa Spot is also available in a low volume version. The shoe is available in a high volume and low volume versions. This shoe is is slightly downturned and has a double velcro closure. Its a good option for both indoor and outdoor climbing. 

Scarpa Spot LV climbing shoe review

Boreal Indo climbing shoes

Boreal Indo is a revamped climbing shoe that has been mainly designed for modern bouldering styles. The shoe is great for smearing and friction type climbing as it has the softest and stickiest rubber that Boreal uses called the Zenith Ultra II.  It also has a nice and big toepatch for toehooking. 

Boreal Indo review

La Sportiva Genius climbing shoes

The new version of the popular Genius for the year 2024 has got some great updates! Like before the Genius features the No-Edge technology, but with some updates. The new Genius is considered a mostly lead climbing shoe by La Sportiva.

The colors have been updated and we really prefer the new updated version! It has that recognizable lacing system that is a little bit crooked to the outside edge. The new Genius also has the Heel technology that was originally used on the Solution Comp shoe.

La Sportiva genius climbing shoes 2024

Scarpa Origin VS climbing shoes

The updated Origin VS has been updated to be more of a performance shoe when compared to the older Origin (no VS) model. Its a soft shoe for beginners, but it should work for intermediate climbers as well, so you wont have to update your shoe that soon! The shoe is completely vegan and it features the powerband velcro closure that is familiar from other Scarpa shoes. 

Scarpa Origin vs

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