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Score Product Price Our Take
84
$130
Editors' Choice Award
Only snow and ice can stop these approach machines.
79
$140
Top Pick Award
Specializing in heavy loads and big wall climbing, this model is also a well-rounded favorite.
74
$130
If you find other brands run too wide, these may be the best choice for long approaches.
72
$150
A shoe for chilling at the crag between burns when it's too cold out for flip flops.
71
$120
Best Buy Award
This workhorse of a shoe is good to go on everything from alpine scrambles to El Cap.
70
$120
Top Pick Award
This shoe is the favorite of our testers for easy scrambles and climbs.
62
$120
Though not the best climbers, these shoes keep feet happy on longer approaches.
59
$79
The lightest shoe in our review and a good choice if you have to carry your shoes up a multi-pitch.
58
$175
These narrow shoes are a good balance between sensitivity for climbing and support for hiking
56
$130
While comfy on the flats, these are not what our testers wanted to wear in exposed, steep terrain.
55
$115
These skate shoe style kicks are cool, but not our choice for big walls or big approaches.
49
$140
This isn't the shoe for climbing El Cap, but it does great keeping you comfy on the way to the sport crag.