Rock Climbing Shoes

Rock Shoes

The Wilderness Shop Box Hill

The Wilderness Shop is staffed by dedicated climbers who have devoted decades of their lives into the sport. We know that more than any other piece of kit, a good pair of rock shoes will help you navigate your way through the vagaries of a blank wall. Which is why we stock Melbourne’s best range of climbing shoes from La Sportiva and Red Chili for indoor gym, sport, bouldering and trad climbing. We have climbing holds in-store so you can compare the performance of the different models and the experienced staff will ensure that you get the right fit.

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Red Chili Durango Velcro

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Red Chili Spirit Speed

Perfect first pair of climbing shoes which are a little softer and more sensitive and will take you well into the intermediate grades. Lace closure ensures snug fit every time.

Perfect first pair of climbing shoes which are a little softer and more sensitive and will take you well into the intermediate grades. Comfortable to wear for long periods of time and very sensitive underfoot.

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Red Chili Spirit Impact Mens

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Red Chili Spirit Impact

All round velcro climbing shoe in a men’s specific model. Suitable for beginner and intermediate climbers who are looking for a shoe that will take them into the higher grades.

All round velcro climbing shoe in womens  specific model. Suitable for beginner and intermediate climbers who are looking for a shoe that will take them into the higher grades.

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La Sportiva Tarantulace Mens

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La Sportiva Tarantulace

Perfect first pair of mens climbing shoes that will take you well into the intermediate grades. Comfortable to wear for long periods of time and very sensitive underfoot with good edging.

Perfect first pair of womens climbing shoes  that will take you well into the intermediate grades. Comfortable to wear for long periods of time and very sensitive underfoot with good edging.

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La Sportiva Mythos Mens

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La Sportiva Mythos

Generally considered as The Shoe to get for medium grade multi-pitch routes due to its super comfortable fit and ability to stretch when your feet are swelling on the 3rd pitch. Also a fantastic beginner shoe.

Generally considered as The Shoe to get for medium grade multi-pitch routes due to its super comfortable fit and ability to stretch when your feet are swelling on the 3rd pitch. Also a fantastic beginner shoe.

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La Sportiva Katana Mens

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La Sportiva Katana

The Katana has found the midpoint between comfortable all-day shoes and  foot crushing technical shoes. No wonder it has been our most popular shoe for quite some time! 

The Katana has found the midpoint between comfortable all-day shoes and  foot crushing technical shoes. No wonder it has been our most popular shoe for quite some time! 

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La Sportiva Miura Lace

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La Sportiva Miura Velcro

Ideal for technical face climbing and other situations where precise footwork is a must. Very sensitive underfoot and delightfully comfortable for such a technical shoe.

.Ideal for technical rock climbing and bouldering where precise footwork is a must. Very sensitive underfoot and delightfully comfortable for such a technical shoe.

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La Sportiva Solution

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La Sportiva Otaki

The Solution is the perfect shoe for hard bouldering problems and sports climbs. The Solution excels in precise footwork, heel and toe hooks and is suprisingly comfortable.

Otaki is a precise, supportive and structured climbing shoe, ideal for climbing crags, on walls and boulders.The new construction method has the advantage of a snug fit.

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La Sportiva X-plorer

Sticky sole walking and approach shoe which excels at scrambling on small edges.

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La Sportiva Boulder X

Sticky sole shoe, which is ideal for walking in slippery places or as a rockclimbing approach shoe.

Choosing Rock Climbing Shoes
 
Finding a rock-climbing shoe can be a very confusing task. There are  lace ups,  Velcro shoes, shoes with slingshot heels and even some with patents on  their fancy lacing systems! Trying to differentiate between the  shoes and then finding one that suits your foot is a mammoth task but La Sportiva (our most stocked rock shoe) from Italy have come up with a  helpful way of trying to categorise their shoes. They have broken down  their shoes into three basic different types of fits. There are shoes  with low asymmetry, medium asymmetry and those with high asymmetry. They then classify shoes depending on whether the toe is pointed (P) or  rounded (R), and whether the shoe is pointing downward or neutral (N).  These simple categories help us all know the differences between the  shoes and which might be a more suitable one. Below is a representative  sample of shoes that we have.

High Asymmetry: Solution (PD),  Miura VS (PD), Miura Lace (PD)

Medium Asymmetry: Katana (PD), Jeckyl (PN), Mythos (RN), Red Chili Spirit Impact (RN)

Low Asymmetry: Tarantulace (RN), Red Chili Spirit (RN), Red Chili Durango (RN)

Shoes that have a low asymmetry are going to be the most comfortable for  longer climbs, whilst those with a high asymmetry will give you the best performance on high-grade climbs with cracks and tiny edges. It is  important to find the correct balance between comfort and performance,  to suit your level of climbing. As always, feel free to ask any staff  about our great range of rock shoes.

 

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The Wilderness Shop has been servicing the needs of bushwalkers, hikers,  rock climbers and xc skiers in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne for over 30  years. The Wilderness Shop has a wide range of hiking gear and climbing equipment including hiking boots, tents (one man and two man), climbing equipment, sleeping bags and led headlamps. We also specialise in outdoor footwear: hiking shoes mens and womens, leather and gore-tex hiking boots. We stock quality canvas hiking packs, bushwalking rucksacks, lightweight trekking packs and quality daypacks. The Wilderness Shop have the best sleeping mats - the exped downmat and self inflating mats - and hiking sleeping bags as well as ultralight sleeping bags. Not to mention our range of trekking maps for Victoria, Tasmania and NSW. The Wilderness Shop is Melbourne's best rock climbing store, stocking a wide range of rock climbing harnesses, shoes and other rock climbing gear.