Best Rock Climbing Gym Shoes

As a seasoned rock climbing gym veteran, or an absolute rock climbing beginner, a pair of good climbing gym shoes is a must. 

Providing the grip you need to send that perfect pitch. To keep your feet comfortable and ready for that perfect karate kick. 

These are the best gym climbing shoes we have found  for today’s climber.



Best Rock Climbing Shoes

La Sportiva TarantuLace Performance Gym Rock Climbing Shoe
 La Sportiva Men’s TarantuLace Rock Climbing Shoe, Flame, 42
  • Leather
  • FAST LACING SYSTEM – Quick-pull lacing harness allows for precise regulation of inner volumes; Wrapping the foot snugly for excellent support, fit, and comfort
  • ALL-AROUND PERFORMANCE – Designed to help intermediate climbers smear, hook, and edge like pros; The aggressive rubber heel rand, sticky FriXion RS rubber soles, and low-asymmetry RN45 build let climbers find purchase on edges with great sensitivity and without pain or cramping
  • CLIMB IN COMFORT – From the gym to the crags, the classic unlined leather upper is soft and comfortable; Lined tongue controls moisture and enhances breathability; Synthetic leather overlay adds just the right level of support
  • BUILT TO LAST – This indoor/outdoor climbing shoe is constructed from high quality materials; 1.8mm LaspoFlex at the midsole and 5mm FriXion RS at the sole make the TarantuLace as stable as it is durable
  • TIPS FOR BUYING – Rock climbing shoes are designed to fit differently than other footwear. The fit should be tight, but not painful, and without pressure points





La Sportiva Katana Lace Gym Rock Climbing Shoe
La Sportiva Katana Lace Climbing Shoe
 La Sportiva Men’s Katana Lace Climbing Shoe 42 M EU (9 M US)
  • Synthetic
  • UNIVERSAL PERFORMANCE – Ideal for every type of climbing, the Katana Lace overperforms from the gym to the boulders and craggs
  • ADVANCED EDGING – Vibram XS Edge compound allows you to focus your weight on the tiniest of foot holds; PD75 last means a pointed & downturned shape for proper weight distribution and support while edging
  • PRECISION & SENSITIVITY – The medium-asymmetrical toebox allows for great precision & sensitivity; It’s aggressive enough for steeper pitches where edging is key, comfortable enough for gym wear, and super-sticky for smearing
  • QUALITY BUILD – Leather / Lorica upper and Pacific lined forefoot keep the fit tight yet comfortable; The 1.1mm Laspo flex midsole combined with P3 patented technology provides solid support even after years of hard use
  • TIPS FOR BUYING – The Katana has a medium interior volume, designed for feet with a medium instep circumference, medium joint circumference, and small-volume heels; For a snug fit, buy 0.5-1 US sizes smaller than your regular shoe size





Scarpa Drago Gym Rock Climbing Shoe
Scarpa Drago Climbing Shoe
 SCARPA Drago Climbing Shoe, Yellow, 40.5 EU/7 2/3 D US
  • 100% Microsuede
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • PCB Active Randing provides lightweight power transfer
  • 1/3 length Vibram XS Grip 2 makes thse shoes stick like glue
  • Perfect for bouldering, and overhanging sport climbing
  • Microsuede upper wrapped in a T45 rand provides strength, elasticity, and friction







Climb X Rave Strap Beginner Rock Climbing Shoe 2019
Climb X Rave Strap Climbing Shoe 2018
 Climb X Rave Strap Climbing Shoe 2018 (9.5, Red)
  • fabric-and-leather material 
  • Padded Ankle Cuff
  • Sticky 3D molded heel cup
  • Odorless organic hemp footbed
  • Contoured Arch for better fit and performance.
  • An excellent all-around climbing shoe






Tenaya Oasi Begginer Gym Rock Climbing Shoe
Tenaya Oasi Rock Climbing Shoe
 Tenaya Oasi Rock Climbing Shoe, 8 Men’s / 9 Women’s
  • Synthetic
  • ASCENT & PROGRESSION – Founded in 1997 by Yosemite vet Jose Luis Garcia Gallego, Tenaya is famous for designs that blend performance and comfort without sacrifice; Tenayas are worn by pro climbers worldwide, like Chris Sharma, Alex Megos, and Ramon Julian, and have helped advance the sport on championship and record-breaking ascents
  • TENAYA OASI – One of the most aggressive shoes in the unisex Tenaya line, the Oasi is for every kind of foothold; The design and construction techniques have resulted in a shoe of amazing precision in all kinds of difficult situations
  • AGGRESSIVE & CUSTOM – The Oasi is ultimately versatile, shining on vertical or overhanging routes and all kinds of bouldering; It’s incredibly comfortable for such a high performance curved shoe; Aggressively curved shape and the angle of the toe-box and allow the heel to sit lower, providing greater feel and control; Patented Draxtor closure system allows optimal adjustment over different parts of the shoe and custom comfort for any type of foot shape
  • TECHNICAL SPECS – Uppers: Microfibre; Closure System: Velcro, patented Draxtor PAT system; Tongue: Lycra, two-layer and bidirectional; Lining: TXT treated cotton; Insole: 2D multi-layer Stretchtex; Midsole: Double midsole GI 1.8 & TST 150; Sole: Vibram XS Grip 3.5 mm; Weigh: 340 gr; 100% Vegan; Designed and Handmade in Spain
  • TIPS FOR SIZING – Climbing shoes fit differently with every brand and each unique model; Personal preference of tightness (based on climbing style, terrain, and comfort) is the biggest factor in determining the optimal shoe size; To start, Tenaya recommends downsizing 0-0.5 sizes from your US street shoe size for an all day fit and 0.5-1 sizes for a performance fit; Tenayas are constructed with synthetic materials designed to limit stretch, making sizing more predictable and consistent
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