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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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Scarpa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Scarpa
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La Sportiva is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
La Sportiva
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Five Ten is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Five Ten
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Tenaya is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Tenaya
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Evolv is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Evolv
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Boreal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Boreal
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Red Chili is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Red Chili
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Mad Rock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Mad Rock
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Arc'teryx is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Arc'teryx
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Salewa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Salewa
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Lowa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Lowa
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Mammut is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
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Haglofs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Haglofs
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ASOLO is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
ASOLO
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Vasque is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Vasque
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Millet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Millet
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Climb X is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Climb X
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Merrell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
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AKU is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
AKU
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Adidas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
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Giro is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
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Hanwag is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands
Hanwag
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Nike, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rock Climbing Shoes Brands