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Butora Altura Climbing Shoe - Tight Fit


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Altura Climbing Shoe

Butora built the Tight Fit Altura Climbing Shoe for long days on big walls where you'll come across every style of climbing except maybe overhanging pitches. Its low asymmetry and flat profile assure comfort when you're jamming, smearing, and edging all day. The upper boasts a hydrovelour split leather that stretches to conform to your foot shape, while the odor-resistant organic hemp lining reduces stretching so you don't have a baggy pair of boots by the time your reach the summit.

Just like any crack climbing shoe, the Altura has a padded tongue and mesh lining to protect your forefoot from jagged rocks inside the crack. The moisture-wicking split leather footbed feels particularly wonderful in warmer weather, and the midsole offers moderate stiffness so you can edge, smear, and slab up tricky sections with supportive stability. The Butora rubber sole has a sharp edge for the occasional face move, and it's soft enough for you to get enough contact on slabs.

  • Mid-top trad climbing master show for big walls and cracks
  • Low asymmetry and flat profile assure day-long comfort
  • Leather upper stretches to conform to your foot
  • Organic hemp reduces stretch and adds odor-resistance
  • Moisture-wicking split leather footbed
  • Poron padded tongue feels great in cracks
  • Butyl Butora rubber sole assures super sticky traction
  • Item #BTA0009

Responsible Collection
Organic Materials
Upper Material
German hydrovelor split leather
100% organic hemp, [tongue] mesh, Poron foam
split leather
butyl Butora F5
Asymmetrical Curvature
Recommended Use

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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 4

Seemingly perfect

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
True to size
Size Bought
5` 9"
160 lbs

This is just my opinion! Ok now that that is said, this is definitely a high quality shoe. I was looking to replace Evolv General which I disliked and sold to someone else. I have Never used butora so I was aceptical. I tend to be a la sportiva guy but bc didn’t have tc pro in my size on sale. So I ordered maestro mid and butora altura. All in all I decided to go with the butora altura for a few specific reasons A- the toe box on the Maestro is taller/bulkier with dead space above the toes, not friendly for jamming. The Altura is lower profile and just appears to be a jam-machine. B- the Altura was stiffer than the Maestro Mid. I believe the Altura will break in just right and the Scarpa would be too soft. C- the all around fit to my foot was better in Altura ie toebox, heel cup etc. The Scarpa was good and would’ve been an adequate shoe no doubt. But when stacked against Altura, it just didn’t make sense. I believe either shoe would be good I just happened to like the Butora Altura more. Butora Altura Tight - size 9.5 Scarpa Maestro Mid - Size 42 Evolv General- size 10 Side note - Evolv General is similar fit and style as Maestro, a little downturn, Tall toe box, but the General is stiff stiff stiff. Like no sensitivity. I sold them to a buddy who wanted them. Hope this helps!

>Rating: 5

Better then the TC Pros?

I've put it through the wringer

These have performed very very well. They work well in all types of terrain. Sandstone cracks, granite cracks, slabs, edging, These are definitely on par with the TC Pros, but at a better price. These shoes are really comfortable. I can wear them all day with minimal pain. The pads over the heals are plushy nice when you have to get a little deeper in the crack. Overall I have loved climbing in these shoes and will be getting another pair in the future.

>Rating: 5

So Good!!

It came down to a third resole of my TC pros or new shoes. I’m glad I went with these shoes. I climbed with them in Yosemite for two weeks when they were barely broken in. There were some hotspots on the back of my ankles but the overall fit and comfort level are impressive. The climb so well at my level (5.10a trad lead). Crack, edging and smearing have not been an issue. My feet never felt totally at home in my TC pros, that is definitely not the case here


Awesome pic! Thanks for the review Andre!

>Rating: 5

Boyfriend is stoked!

I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Bought these for my boyfriend, he needed another pair of trad shoes. He's stoked to take these out on multipitch routes and down to indian creek to see how they fair. He's used them in the gym once and says that he loves the ankle support and they climb similarly to TC pros. He's excited. Will update once he gets a few more uses out of them!

>Rating: 5

Cracks on Cracks on Cracks with an Edge

I've put it through the wringer

Love this shoe! Fits me like a sock! I can toe jam and smear away on the granite with total confidence and the maximum comfort allowed by a toe jam. It also has a solid edge that will let you stand on a nickel glued to the wall! The quality of the shoe is amazing down to every detail in the craftsmanship.

>Rating: 5

Supportive and durable.

I've used it several times

I just started crack climbing in the past couple months and my prior trad shoes were not cutting it when it came to jamming my toes into the cracks and twisting them. So I invested in the Alturas. I have a thinner, more femme foot so this version fit me a lot better than the wide version. The way I knew this was that there were no air pockets between my feet and the side of the shoe. This is ideal so that you don't get blisters from rubbing when you're twisting into the wall. Anyway, These are perfectly designed to take the pain of what is crack climbing. There is a rubber piece that comes up over the toe so when I twist my foot, that absorbs a lot of the corner instead of bruising my toes. The sturdy ankle support is just tall enough that allows for me to move the way I want, but supports me when I'm practically standing on my ankles. If you're tired of hurting from crack, grab a pair of these next time you partake in the necessary evil.

>Rating: 5

Great for all day trad, wide stuff, and

I've put it through the wringer
True to size
Size Bought

I got these in my street shoe size and they fit perfect and snug. If you want to wear socks, go up a half size. I've been wearing mine for about 8 months and they haven't stretched at all. Rubber is sticky! Sexy shoe!

Awesome! Thanks so much for the review, and the sizing info, Arin.


Does the sizing drop-down menu use men's or women's sizing?

Hi Amy, It uses mens sizing. You can click the size chart link to compare your regular shoe size to mens, to be 100% sure you're getting the correct size.


What kind of break in/stretch do these have? I am torn between sizes. One fits tight but not uncomfortable and with a little stretch they’ll be perfect. The others are very comfortable but I’m afraid if they stretch they’ll be too big.