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 […]


Review: The Evolv Oracle is Perfect for Projects

May 28th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear | Comments Off on Review: The Evolv Oracle is Perfect for Projects

The new Evolv Oracle is an ultra performance series shoe with a high-performance downturned lace-up build designed for steep sport routes, bouldering and gym climbing. Despite having an aggressive last, the shoe conforms quickly […]


Review: Five Ten Rogue VCS Climbing Shoe

May 9th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear | Comments Off on Review: Five Ten Rogue VCS Climbing Shoe

The Five Ten Rogue VCS is an affordable option for all-round climbing, whether you’re at the gym or heading out on the rock. The dual hook-and-loop closures and a perforated upper keep the shoe […]


The Tecnica Forge, an Innovative Trekking Boot

April 27th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on The Tecnica Forge, an Innovative Trekking Boot

Many of us remember hiking boots back when they were solid, full grain leather models with impressive norwegian welts. These were esthetic and durable but only conformed to the feet after the painful process […]


La Sportiva is Celebrating 90th Anniversay

April 25th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, News, Profiles, Rock | Comments Off on La Sportiva is Celebrating 90th Anniversay

La Sportiva is celebrating its 90th anniversary of ongoing evolution this year. The history of La Sportiva, founded in 1928, is a tale of ongoing evolution to stay at the cutting-edge of development and […]


Indoor Weekly: Six Gym Climbing Shoes for Spring

April 18th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Indoor Climbing, Profiles | Comments Off on Indoor Weekly: Six Gym Climbing Shoes for Spring

Spring is slowly making its way into North America, but that doesn’t mean that training needs to stop. There are so many climbing shoes on the market, each offering different features. Here are six […]