First Look: Tecnica Plasma is Customized Approach Shoe

February 13th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on First Look: Tecnica Plasma is Customized Approach Shoe

Customization is the new frontier in apparel and sport, and Tecnica is revolutionizing hiking and outdoor boots with their innovation and exclusive technology. The first to bring customizable technology to trekking boots, Tecnica uses […]


New Mammut Ducan GTX Crossover Mountaineering and Hiker

February 7th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on New Mammut Ducan GTX Crossover Mountaineering and Hiker

The Mammut Ducan GTX is a new lightweight crossover mountaineering and hiking boot designed for multi-day trips in the mountains. The midsole has a spring-steel sole, thanks to Mammut Flextron technology, which stiffens the […]


First Look: Scarpa Furia Air are Light with Edging Power

February 1st, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Indoor Climbing, Profiles | Comments Off on First Look: Scarpa Furia Air are Light with Edging Power

The new Scarpa Furia Air are the lightest high-end rock shoe ever built coming in at only 150 grams. The design starts with two differing weights of microfiber that are bonded together with a […]


The New Boreal Satori is Perfect for Hard Boulders

January 25th, 2019 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Indoor Climbing | Comments Off on The New Boreal Satori is Perfect for Hard Boulders

The new 2018 Boreal Satori will is one of the best shoes on the market this year for steep and technical bouldering. It was developed alongside the Boreal Dharma in conjunction top climbers around […]


First Look: The Slightly Aggressive New Scarpa Arpia

August 28th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Indoor Climbing, News, Rock | Comments Off on First Look: The Slightly Aggressive New Scarpa Arpia

Scarpa is a family owned company based in the foothills of the Italian Dolomites where it was founded. Celebrating its 80 anniversary in 2018, Scarpa, an industry leader in footwear for all aspects of […]


First Look: New Black Diamond Zone Climbing Shoe

June 28th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Indoor Climbing | Comments Off on First Look: New Black Diamond Zone Climbing Shoe

In 2017, Black Diamond introduced four models of climbing shoes and for 2019, they’re adding one new model to that collection. The new Black Diamond Zone will sit in between their hardest and softest […]


La Sportiva Women’s Futura with No-Edge Technology

June 25th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Profiles | Comments Off on La Sportiva Women’s Futura with No-Edge Technology

The No-Edge Technology represents the evolution of climbing shoes thanks to the unique construction that allows to the foot to be in perfect contact with the rock’s surface. The No-edge Technology is a patented […]


First Look: Mad Rock Haywire Climbing Shoes

June 18th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Profiles | Comments Off on First Look: Mad Rock Haywire Climbing Shoes

The European’s version of the Outdoor Retailer took place at Outdoor Friedrichshafen in Germany this past week. It’s one of the largest outdoor-gear trade shows in the world and there was some great new […]


Review: Boreal Kerala is Perfect for Summer Hiking

June 6th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on Review: Boreal Kerala is Perfect for Summer Hiking

The Boreal Kerala is a light and comfortable boot with female specific fit in mind. It’s designed for general trekking and hill walking and has top-spec premium quality materials that make it durable and […]


Shauna Coxsey and the Five Ten Anasazi Pro

May 31st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear | Comments Off on Shauna Coxsey and the Five Ten Anasazi Pro

Two-time World Cup Bouldering Champion, Shauna Coxsey, helped develop the Five Ten Anasazi Pro climbing shoes. The British-born athlete is known for bouldering and competitive climbing. She’s a training fanatic who does Cross-Fit in […]