Exercise The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands  

Jessica Lawshe
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Whether you're rock climbing indoors or bouldering without a rope or harness, you'll want to know your feet are prepared for the climb. That's why we've put together this list of best rock climbing shoe brands.

Nike and Adidas make shoes that are perfect for beginning rock climbers, but if you want to really boulder, you'll want to look for Evolv, Scarpa, or La Sportiva. These brands make rock climbing shoes that are perfect for helping you scale those treacherous rises. 

There are some things to look for when you're checking out your shoes. You'll want a durable and high-traction shoe that allows you to hook, grab, edge, and smear. A turned down toe box is needed to find small pockets and cracks so you can maneuver across boulders with ease. Whichever shoe you go with, make sure your foot is held firmly in place with either velcro straps or laces. The last thing you want to do when you're scaling a mountain is lose your shoes... or your grip. 

Before you head out for your next climb, check out our list of best rock climbing shoes brands. Vote up the indoor or outdoor brand that helps you get to the top!
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57 19
La Sportiva is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
La Sportiva
2
46 13
Scarpa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Scarpa
3
36 18
Five Ten is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Five Ten
4
36 18
Evolv is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Evolv
5
23 9
Tenaya is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Tenaya
6
15 13
Boreal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Boreal
7
13 15
Arc'teryx is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Arc'teryx
8
11 13
Mad Rock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Mad Rock
9
10 12
Red Chili is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Red Chili
10
10 13
Salewa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Salewa
11
6 9
Mammut is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
12
6 9
Lowa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Lowa
13
4 7
ASOLO is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
ASOLO
14
3 6
Haglofs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Haglofs
15
3 6
Millet is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Millet
16
3 7
Climb X is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Climb X
17
5 10
Vasque is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Vasque
18
6 12
Merrell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
19
3 12
Adidas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
20
1 7
AKU is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
AKU
21
2 10
Giro is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
22
2 15
Nike, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
23
0 6
Hanwag is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Hanwag