Customer Reviews Of:
Red Chili Durango VCR Climbing Shoes (For Men)
Closeouts. With a flat last, broad toe and low curvature, Red Chili's Durango VCR climbing shoes are a fantastic all-around shoe for those just starting out or who appreciate a little more comfort between climbs. A 5mm RX1 rubber outsole delivers a confident grip for indoor or outdoor routes and for bouldering.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Kyle Brooks from Chicago IL on Thursday, September 8, 2016I had another pair of shoes from this company, and these are climbing just as well. I can walk around in these (I don't have to take these off after every one or two climbs). I got mine just a touch too small but they are stretching in (a little). I would buy another pair.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Dennis from California on Saturday, August 13, 2016I bought this pair of climbing shoes after a two year lapse in climbing, and I felt that my previous pair was too uncomfortable to keep on for long routes. I bought these at the same size as my street shoes, and it's tight enough that my toes have strength, but not so tight that it's hard to walk in. I've found the soles to be quite slippery though, hopefully that gets better with time.
(Climbing level 5.10b)
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Anonymous from Portland, OR on Tuesday, August 9, 2016Hard to truly rate these shoes as my son couldn't get on a shoe that was .5 size larger than his running shoe. Seem like the common type for a cheapie shoe made in China.
Reviewed by NY climber from NY on Tuesday, July 19, 2016Bought this shoe because of the price. And I definitely know now why they were so cheap. Before, I was using trashed La Sportiva's which had excellent rubber and just thought I needed new shoes, and any shoe would be better than those. So, I bought these- I immediately noticed that I slipped off holds much easier, and slab climbs were near impossible. edging sucked, and crack climbs hurt like a **** because the shoe is so thin. I would even go as far to say that these shoes directly caused a 4 month ankle injury with possible surgery. They just slip too [...] much! And yes, I was using them in the same temperature, humidity and environmental ranges as my previous shoes. All that being said, I'm giving it a few stars because they are VERY comfortable. Excellent for hanging out in all day alpine or multi-pitching, and great to have with the velcro feature.
If you want a shoe that's cheap and WON'T send your projects, but be great for beginners and guides hanging out on walls all day, this is the shoe.