Men’s Climbing Shoes

Climbing shoes could quite possibly the most important pieces of equipment for any climber when looking at the needed accessories for climbing. However, it isn’t just as easy as going to your local outdoors store and finding the first pair of climbing shoe that you see. Unlike the shoes you wear around town, if the size of the shoe isn’t perfect, you could end up paying for it later. You need to find a climbing shoe that fits your feet and it needs to be sized to the kind of climbing you’ll be doing.

Depending on where you live and what kind of climbing you’re doing will impact the kind of climbing shoe you get. If you are sport climbing or bouldering, you need to have a performance fit show that is downturned. For crack and trad climbing you are going to want a shoe that will let your toes sit a little flatter to fit inside the cracks. If you are just starting out with climbing or you are doing it in the gym, look for something that offers all around support. They are versatile enough to explore many kinds of climbing and you can figure out what you need.

That said, there are a lot of different men’s climbing shoes you can pick so in order to help you out, we are going to give you a list of some of the best men’s climbing shoes of the year and talk about why we like them. Enjoy!

Five Ten Men’s Gym Master Neutral Rock Climbing Shoes

The Five Ten Men’s Gym Neutral Rock Climbing Shoe is one of the most durable climbing shoes out there, with its one-piece molded, delamination-proof outsole. They are machine washable which means keeping them clean, won’t be a hassle. These climbing shoes will hold up for a while as they have a canvas upper that will not stretch out over time. They have a Velcro closure so getting these on and off should be pretty easy and efficient. These shoes have non-marking soles, which makes them better designed for gym rental. These shoes will be great for beginners and have you climbing comfortably, and most importantly, safely.


– Non stretch machine washable canvas upper
– Non marking sole
– Molded delamination-proof sole
– Velcro closure
– Toe rand is extra thick

Mad Rock Men’s Drifter Climbing Shoe

The Mad Rock Men’s Drifter Climbing Shoe is a really well made affordable shoe. These don’t have the most technical features, but they give their competition a run for their money. These shoes are made with high quality and innovative materials which is why the creators have made such name for themselves with climbers around the world. They have a 100% leather upper and a rubber sole. These shoes are easy to get on and off with their 2 strap closure. They are considered to be all around climbing shoes, so you won’t be limited to what you can do in these. These climbing shoes are lightweight, being less than 1 pound each. You are not going to want to miss out on this deal!


– Rubber sole
– 100% leather upper area
– level 3 stiffness
– 2 strap closure
– Asymmetrical shape
– Classified as an all-around shoe

La Sportiva Men’s TarantuLace Performance Rock Climbing Shoe

The La Sportive Men’s TarantuLace Performance Rock Climbing Shoe will have you climbing comfortably in an indoor or outdoor environment. They have a rugged and grippy sole made from a sticky FriXion RS rubber and a low-asymmetric RN45 shape, offering you a supportive grip while you’re climbing. These climbing shoes have a breathable tongue and an unlined leather upper, and with their quick-pull lacing harness, they allow you to climb with maximum comfort and support as they are designed to wrap snugly around the foot. The way these shoes are built, you will be climbing edges without any pains or cramps. If you’re looking for a solid, well built, comfortable shoe, these are the climbing shoes you’ve been looking for.


– Quick-pull, fast lacing system
– Stable and durable
– Maximum all-around performance
– Breathable
– Indoor and outdoor climbing shoe
– FriXion RS rubber sole

Black Diamond Momentum Climbing Shoe

The Black Diamond Momentum Climbing Shoe is the perfect entry level climbing shoe, with its flat-last design and two strap Velcro closure, you will be climbing, even the most vertical climbs, in comfort. This climbing shoe is built to add stretch when needed, support in the most important places and maximum breathability. There is a microfiber liner which helps with minimizing too much stretch and with its soft-flex midsole to help with sensitivity, you will be climbing with the utmost comfort and consistency. These shoes are built to keep you climbing with ease and stability. We hope you enjoy!


– Flat last technology
– Made for vertical climbing
– Soft flex midsole
– Synthetic material
– 5 inches high
– 7 inches wide
– Breathable
– 4.3 mm NeoFriction rubber
– 2 Velcro strap closure

Butora Acro Wide Fit Climbing Shoe

The Butora Acro Wide Fit Climbing Shoe is made for the steepest climbs with its immensely down-cambered design, which is also great for bouldering. They are made of a synthetic and natural leather material, allowing for the most comfort and extreme performance. Edging is made simple with these as they have a high-tensioned heel rand, bringing maximum power to the toe area. These climbing shoes have a hook strap, so they feel as though they are laced on, but they are able to slip on and off with ease. There is a seriously sticky rubber patch on the toe, so you feel safe and secure while hooking in some of the most intense climbing situations. These truly are a climber’s dream shoe, you will want to get your hands on a pair of these.


– Down-cambered design
– Fork hook and loop strap
– High-tensioned heel rand
– Synthetic and natural leather upper
– Sticky rubber toe patch