Review: La Sportiva Skwama Climbing Shoes

February 26th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear | Comments Off on Review: La Sportiva Skwama Climbing Shoes

The La Sportiva Skwama was added to their lineup in 2017 and is a comfortable, high performance climbing shoe. It has a soft midsole, a single Velcro strap and slides on and off easily. […]


Review: Arc’teryx Konseal FL Approach Shoe

February 21st, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Gripped Outdoors | Comments Off on Review: Arc’teryx Konseal FL Approach Shoe

The new Arc’teryx Konseal FL Approach shoes are made for the mountains, city street and boulder-fields. The technical shoe offers climbers a balanced design that combines durability with low weight, nice stability and good […]


First Look: New Thermo-Mold Tecnica Forge Hiking Boot

February 7th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Profiles | Comments Off on First Look: New Thermo-Mold Tecnica Forge Hiking Boot

The Tecnica Forge will make its debut this season, it’s the first thermo-moldable hiking/trekking boot to hit the market. Tecnica has designed new footwear for your outdoor adventures, shaped on a unique last, your […]


Video: Roundup of 40 Climbing Shoes for 2018

January 14th, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Profiles | Comments Off on Video: Roundup of 40 Climbing Shoes for 2018

For 2018, there are more climbing shoes and shoe brands than almost ever before. In this video by Weigh My Rack, we see new-for-2018 shoes from Boreal, Evolv, La Sportivia, Scarpa, Butora and others. […]


The C.A.M.P. Antibott Hits Glaciers This Summer

January 3rd, 2018 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear | Comments Off on The C.A.M.P. Antibott Hits Glaciers This Summer

One of the lesser talked about pieces off essential gear is the rarely seen antibott. This summer, C.A.M.P. is bringing it to the next level, which will give you better performance on glaciers and […]


Daniel Woods and Paul Robinson Design Climbing Shoes

December 29th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear, Video | Comments Off on Daniel Woods and Paul Robinson Design Climbing Shoes

What does it take to design the best climbing shoe on the market? Daniel Woods and I have been working hard with one of the best shoe manufacturers in the industry, Evolv, to make […]


Climbing Gym Shoes for Your Winter Sessions

December 13th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear | Comments Off on Climbing Gym Shoes for Your Winter Sessions

While most of us climb in the gym year-round, winter gets us visiting the plastic more than other during seasons. There are plenty of options for out there for all of the different training […]


Top Ice Boots for Your 2017/18 Winter Season

December 4th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear | Comments Off on Top Ice Boots for Your 2017/18 Winter Season

If you get cold or wet feet during Canada’s cold months you’ll suffer more than you need to. The technology that goes in to making ice-climbing-specific footwear is so advanced that updating your boots […]


New Guide Tennie is Made for Canadian Rock Approaches

October 3rd, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear | Comments Off on New Guide Tennie is Made for Canadian Rock Approaches

The new Guide Tennie is an updated version of Five Ten’s approach shoe that hit the hills many years ago. The 2017 version has stripped away much of the bulk and returned to its […]


Arc’teryx Recall on First-Gen Procline Ski Boots

August 30th, 2017 by gripped | Posted in Footwear, Gear | Comments Off on Arc’teryx Recall on First-Gen Procline Ski Boots

Arc’teryx has announced a voluntary recall on their first-generation Procline ski boots. The rear axis pin failed in some boots, which could lead to a fall hazard. The boots were introduced two years ago […]