Heel and tongue wrapped in foam padding for more comfort.
Moderately rigid sole holds foot in place.
Precision ensured by the shape of the front sole
Vibram XS GRIP rubber on the toe for excellent grip and precision.
Easy opening / closing
Twp rip-tab straps let you slip on and adjust fastening with precision.
Straight climbing shoe with flat profile.
XS Grip material is designed and made by VIBRAM.
It ensures excellent grip, no matter where you’re climbing.
For beginner climbers, we recommend choosing the same size as your normal shoe size.
They should feel tight without hurting.
If you are a regular climber working to improve your skills, you can buy them tighter (1 size below normal, for example), but it's important they don't hurt, so that your foot can develop mobility, proprioception, and strength. You'll also enjoy climbing much more.
Our 1st tip is to never machine-wash your shoes. Thermal and mechanical stress could damage them. We recommend that you wash them by hand, either with a sponge soaked in clean water or with a sponge soaked in soapy water (Marseille soap), being sure to air-dry them at a stable temperate and avoid drying them on a radiator or in direct sunlight. We recommend washing them regularly to increase the life span of the shoes.
The rubber on the soles wears out quickly when climbing. For regular climbers, the life of the rubber is generally 6 months to 1 year. This depends on many factors (type of rock or resin, climbing style, types of routes, etc.). As soon as you see the synthetic leather through the rubber, you must get them resoled. If you pierce the synthetic leather, resoling will be difficult. Our Decathlon workshops offer resoling services to extend the life of your shoes.