adidas Climbing Shoes
The type of climbing shoes you choose depends on the specific kind of climbing you do: bouldering, sport climbing, trad climbing or mountaineering. adidas makes climbing sneakers for climbers of all stripes. The most critical aspect of climbing footwear is the fit. Climbing shoes should fit snugly but not to a point that causes pain or discomfort. A snug fit ensures better control and precision on the rock face. Look for shoes that fit with little empty space around the toe box area. The shape and curvature of the shoe (known as the "last") are also important. Different shoe lasts are designed for different types of climbing. For example, a downturned last is more suitable for steep and overhanging climbs, while a flatter one offers more neutral performance.
A solid, high-grip rubber sole is critical. Climbing footwear is made from uniquely sticky rubber compounds for high friction. Quality rubber supports your ability to smear, edge and grip small holds. You'll find climbing sneakers that use hook-and-loop closures, as well as those with laces. Some climbers feel that laces are more adjustable and easier to personalize, while others prefer the locked-in feel of hook-and-loop straps. The aggressive downturn shape, responsive midsoles and high-friction Stealth® Phantom rubber outsoles of adidas climbing shoes provide ideal support for scaling vertical or steep terrain. Browse climbing shoes for your next climbing adventure.