A full-blooded high-performance climbing slipper.
Red Chili finally perfected the slipper's fit for boulderers with the Nacho Climbing Shoe. Long elastics run down the Nacho's low-stretch upper for a snug fit, and extra rubber at the toe and heel lock your foot in for a surprising performance on boulders of all angles. You'll feel secure when you're heel-hooking your way through overhangs, and the toe ensures sharp precision on technical edges. Red Chili's Super Friction RX-2 rubber lives up to its name, and the razor-thin midsole gives this slipper that soft and sensitive performance that most boulderers look for these days.
- Low-stretch synthetic upper
- Pointed, razor-thin midsole
- Super Friction RX-2 Red Chili Rubber
- Sharp, precise toe
- Item #RDC0004
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 9 UK
This shoe is great especially for the price. It's synthetic so it doesn't stretch making sizing key. Be sure you check to make sure if you're ordering based on the US or the UK size.
The shoe has held up great to 4 or 5 days a week in the gym and the rubber seems sticky enough for gym climbing. I haven't had a chance to take them outdoors but for the price I'm about to buy a few more pairs.
The slightly downturned toe is great for bouldering and sport routes and the heel pocket fits my foot well and doesn't come off when heel hooking.
Overall I'd recommend these shoes to anyone looking for a pair of climbing shoes. I sized up a half size but I also hadn't climbed in years and knew I wasn't going to be squeezing my foot into my old shoes.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 7UK
So far I think the shoe is great, my comment is only on the sizing for those of you looking to purchase. I had to go through a couple sizes, and realistically should have gone another size up. I'm pretty new to climbing so I don't like the toe-crunching policy that some highly experienced climbers have. That being said, I'm a women's US 8.5 street shoe and I purchased a size 7UK in this. I initially started with the 6.5UK, and can say there is really not much difference in the sizing between 6.5 and 7, so if you are experiencing severe crunch, you should go up at least a full UK size. Backcountry support reps counselled me to go only a half size larger, but in retrospect I would definitely have gone at LEAST a full size larger. My toes are still quite crunched, and if I had free returns I would have exchanged for a 7.5UK, but as I do not, I will make do with the 7UK. I asked Support for specs on this shoe and they were unable to find any, so it was a bit of a shot in the dark. If you are considering this shoe, hopefully my review gives you some frame of reference on sizing.
Great For Bouldering for a great price
I purchased these when I began climbing a few months ago and they have been a great shoe. They have a good amount of rubber so they have lasted a long time. They haven't stretched much so that adds to how long they have lasted. I have used them about five times a week and they are still holding up! I got these for a great price and have given me great results! Don't let the price scare you away. They are a great climbing shoe and also have a good amount of rubber for heel hooks. They are also very comfortable and are easy to slip on and off for not having any straps or laces. Great purchase!
I'm a beginner climber, climbing for about a month now, and was wondering if these would be too advanced for me? I'm afraid the super sticky rubber soles would not be very durable in the long run for a sloppy beginner. Also, is the sizing in UK or US?
I am a beginner and I talked to my friend who said they looked like good shoes for a beginner. Also the sizing shown is in UK.