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 […]


Review: Smartwool PhD Outdoor Approach Crew Socks

March 27th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on Review: Smartwool PhD Outdoor Approach Crew Socks

Smartwool partnered with top climber Conrad Anker last year to introduce the PhD® Socks line. As Smartwool says, “The PhD® Socks represent the highest degree of performance. We pack these wool socks chock full […]


Review: Keen Targhee III Mid WP Hiking Boots

March 22nd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on Review: Keen Targhee III Mid WP Hiking Boots

The Keen Targhee III builds on the great features of the Targhee II and comes with the comfort of a lightweight approach shoe, but the durability of a hiker. One big difference between the […]