Lowa Rocket climbing shoes

I couldn’t stand it any longer… I had to climb!!! And these are my new Lowa Rocket climbing shoes that I tried out today. Fit my foot shape perfectly and had a fantastic fit right out of the box. Made in Czechoslovakia, they’re unlined leather with a nice thick Vibram XS Grip sole, which is very satisfyingly sticky. The rand is plenty thick as well, and they can be resoled. They are a slipper-style shoe with a Velcro strap at the opening for secure adjustment. Slip lasted with a slingshot rand, they are very aggressive and pleasantly sensitive in the heel for superb heel hooks. I wear a size 7.5 Men’s US in my street shoe and these are the same size as my street shoes. As you can probably tell, with the amount of rubber on the toe, they are ideal for bouldering and sport climbing, although not uncomfortable to wear for over an hour at a time. Big plus! These are my new favorite climbing shoes!  IMG_3269

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