Amp up your technical prowess.
There are some climbs that you simply cannot power through. Most, if not all, demand graceful footwork, precise placements, and even downright painful jams. Red Chili made the Men's Amp Climbing Shoe specifically for these sorts of technical climbs. It has a slight downturn for that special touch of power that vertical to steep routes require, and the slingshot rand promotes flattened toes for comfortable crack climbing. Vibram's XS Grip rubber gives this shoe's sole reliable traction on any rock, from slippery limestone to calcite-covered sandstone. The synthetic upper has a rubber toe cap to reduce stretch, and the 3/4-length midsole resists slippage and ensures moderate stiffness.
- Slightly downturned slipper for technical sport climbs and cracks
- Powerful slingshot rand promotes flat toe
- Vibram XS Grip rubber sole
- Synthetic upper with rubber toe cap
- Slip-resistant leather footbed
- Based in Spain, Red Chili provides climbing shoes made by climbers for climbers
- Item #RDC0007
- Q & A
Good performance and quality!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I picked these up a few weeks ago and have been enjoying them in the gym. The rubber on them is good, even better than I expected. They edge well and have plenty of grip for smearing. I have not jammed them in a crack yet but i expect the performance will be great when needed. They are ever so slightly turned down but it is so minimal it is almost not even noticeable making them more comfortable wearing them for longer periods of time. I would recommend sizing down from your true shoe size at least a half size if not a full size to get a nice precise fit, although there should not be too much stretch since they have a synthetic upper. Overall a good shoe that i would recommend to someone looking for a good not overly aggressive slipper.
Got it just for the gym
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Needed another pair of cheap shoes for climbing plastic. I wear a 9.5 for every shoe I've ever owned: TC Pros, Miuras, and other cheap gym shoes. Got the same for this one and it felt a bit tight my first night in them, but it started to soften up nicely by the end of gym session. I won't expect to break in or stretch much more later since it's a synthetic upper. The rubber gripped the holds better than I expected, so I might have to try it outside sometime. There's a slight downturn to them. Enough to make splitters painful, but not so much to make steep routes easy.
How heavy are they?
Can anyone provide some advice in regards to sizing this shoe? I would be interested in using this shoe for long moderate multipitch.
Arin, I will work with you on the sizing, to make sure we get it right without accruing return shipping fees. But, they are synthetic, so they won't stretch very much. I would start with your street shoe size, and go from their.