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Butora Acro Climbing Shoe - Tight Fit

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    Agro in the Acro.

    With an aggressive asymmetry, Butora's Tight Fit Acro Climbing Shoe dominates steep sport routes and technical boulder problems. This downturned shoe provides a slipper-like fit for narrower footed rock warriors (look to the orange Acro if you have wide feet) thanks to the stretchy, padded, mesh tongue and Butora's unique triple fork hook-and-loop strap. The Acro encapsulates your foot in German split-leather for moisture management, and the polyurethane strip works with the extended toe rubber to reduce stretching. The extended toe rubber also assists with toe hooking and the occasion crack climb, if sized slightly looser. Underfoot, the Acro features a 3D injection molded midsole that stays stiff at the downturned toe for a long-lasting agro performance, and it stays slightly softer and the arch and heel to assist in less-overhung routes. Butora shaped the butyl Butora F5 rubber sole with sharp corners for toeing on microscopic crystals and side-stepping imaginary edges. 

    • German split-leather upper
    • Nylon mesh stretch tongue with silicone sponge
    • Extended toe rubber
    • Triple fork hook-and-loop strap
    • 3D injection molded midsole
    • Butyl Butora F5 rubber
    • Item #BTA0002

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    German split-leather, [tongue] nylon mesh, silicone sponge
    Closure
    hook-and-loop
    Midsole
    3D injection molded
    Rubber
    butyl Butora F5
    Profile
    downturned
    Asymmetrical Curvature
    aggressive
    Recommended Use
    sport climbing

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    Would stick on teflon

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 10.5

    My rock climbing experience has so far on consisted of bouldering. In the gym and the rocks alike, I adore-a my Butoras (ha ha ha). I wear size 9.5-10.5 street shoes and bought these in a 10.5 (10 was excruciating). They are totally form-fitting, which is a relief considering the strange dimensions of my feet: low-volume in height but not exactly narrow, with very long toes. For context, I had some success with the Evolv Sparks (size 10). I recently replaced my worn-out Sparks with Anasazi velcros (size 9), which I'm very happy with.

    Pros:
    -The rubber is super sticky. Even when the edges wear off, these things can stick on a dime if you press in with enough power.
    -These things have totally spoiled me on anything noticeably more than vertical.
    -The fit is unique and really makes you feel like you're getting 100% efficiency out of the power you put in, especially in the toe region
    -The rubber placement is generous, helpful with maneuvers such as toehooks, and helps the shoe maintain shape/size.
    -They look sharp, don't stretch out too much, and haven't smelled up at all after 3 months of heavy use

    Cons:
    -My only serious con: the heel is extremely deep. The positive is that my heel actually feels more secured in these than the exceptionally shallow-heeled Anasazi velcros, but the resulting smushy heel makes for timid heel-hooking.
    -These shoes offer almost no support if you're edging on vert or slab, unlike a stiff board-lasted shoe. The last is very flexible under the arch. This might not be a concern for most people buying an aggressive shoe, but there are other shoes (e.g. Blackwings) that have downturn AND a more uniform last.
    -Edges wore off quickly, but that is possibly because of my own sloppy footwork + the cost of sticky rubber

    Also, the liner started detaching from the tongue (this seems to be an anomaly). Butora has excellent customer service and is hooking me up with a brand-new pair under warranty! Great company, great product. Will continue to buy their gear.

    TLDR: Wonderfully specialized for bouldering steep and overhangs. Capable but not optimal for other applications. Good company/customer service solidifies the 5 star rating.

    Amazing shoe

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Size Bought: US10

    Coming from Mira's I'm finally over using anything la sportiva, these shoes are actually comfortable, and best of all the rubber doesn't come off like all my La sports have over the years.
    I ended up going with size 10US and I wear a 9.5US shoe, and they fit perfectly. I use them for mostly sport climbing with a little bouldering.

    The quality of these shoes is awesome, love the interior, it's soft and just feels nice all while keeping your feet snuggly in place. The rubber sticks, and sticks well.

    I have yet to find a complaint other than on/off being a bit of a task at first, but that isn't really a problem to me.

    Great bouldering shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 9.5

    I tried on both the wides and narrows at two separate demos, and even though I'm a guy and have normal-ish width feet, I still went with the narrows.

    These things lock onto your feet and are an absolute weapon. Yes they are very tight across the ball of the foot (these DO NOT stretch, at all) for someone like me, but the precision you get out of the toe is unmatched. When I first got them they were the softest shoe I had climbed in and was a bit concerned about the edging power, but that has since been dispelled. I loved my MadRock Redlines for how they could edge on anything, but these shoes do just as well, if not better, while still being able to feel the rock under your toes. The arch is very soft, and the sole is more of a medium stiffness. Softer than a lot, but not as soft as 5.10 Teams, Scarpa Stix, etc.

    My greatest fear about these was the rubber out of the box is not the stickiest. It's malleable, but don't expect to do the party trick where you hang one shoe off the other by the sole. For indoor competitions they stick about as well as other quality rubbers, but outside on granite is where they shine. They bested shoes soled with R3, C4, Trax, everything in my quiver. This stuff oozes onto the crystals and sticks.

    At the moment Backcountry lists the recommended use as "sport climbing" but these shoes really excel in bouldering. The heel conforms to your foots shape well, and the toe rubber works great for toe hooks, scums, and compression movements. I've done both in these shoes and while I liked them for sport, I love them for bouldering, they are truly a phenomenal set of shoes.

    Things that could be better:
    The rubber could be a bit better on fine grain stone like some sandstone.
    The heel could be even slightly lower volume (I have a very small heel).
    The interior sock-like part sometimes gets bunched up while tightening the strap. Very nit-picky but it is exceedingly annoying and has made me get off a problem before to fix it.

    Overall these shoes rock. I will be hard pressed to find another set of shoes that do so well at so much.

    Best I have found

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 10

    I tried on the Orange and the Blue fit of the Acro. The orange was a bit too wide for me. The blue is really for a narrower foot. I've been wearing down turned aggressive shoes for years, and the Acro is the only one that I feel like doesn't limit my climbing ability. It just fits, and feels like they put the time into designing it properly. My miura VS now sit in my closet.

    No Shadow No Problem

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 48

    The fact that my toe is positioned more over the focal point of the shoe took a little getting use to. Now, I try to push my toes off small edges and no shadows with no luck. Place your toe and forget about it.
    No pressure points in the toe box.
    The stiff mid-sole and soft rubber is a great combo.
    The soft rubber in the arch allows me to toe down by flexing my foot instead of having to crank my heel through the back of my calf.
    There is certainly no shoe that can compare to the style and finish of the Blue Acro.
    1)Look Good
    2)Feel Good
    3)Look Good
    4)Safety

    Comfy + performance out of the box!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 5.5 Mens

    These shoes are comfy out of the box and perform! These shoes are awesome! I love the fact that they come in wide and narrow versions. This fits my foot perfectly, no dead space, with an awesome heelcup. Compared to my Miuras and Solutions these are way comfier out of the box, and they look daum good!

    Sticky Icky!!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Size Bought: US 8/ EUR 41

    These are by far the best aggressive shoes I have ever owned. Being Sportiva loyal, I was hesitant at first but after I decided to give them a shot because of great reviews from friends, this is the ONLY shoe I use for every style! Ultra comfortable, even on multi-pitch sport climbs. You won't feel like you have to rip these off after every burn. I've used them for sport climbing, bouldering and they even perform really well for crack climbing. The rubber is extremely sticky, even on polished routes they aren't going anywhere! The Acros also retain their aggressive shape really well. I have been climbing in these A LOT for about 9 months or so and they still fit and perform like they are new from the box! Let's just say my Sportivas are just collecting dust!