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| Siegen

  • Advantages
    Good fit
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| Dresden

  • Advantages
    High edge stability
    Good grip
    Robust
    Good fit
  • Disadvantages
    Not adjustable
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| Schwäbisch Hall

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    Good fit
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| Esbjerg

  • Advantages
    High edge stability
    Good fit
    Good grip
    Robust
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| Maarn

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    Good grip
    Versatile
    Good fit
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| Halle

  • Advantages
    Good fit
    Robust
    Good grip
    Versatile
    High edge stability
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| KARLSTAD

  • Advantages
    Good grip
    Good fit
    High edge stability
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| Waldetzenberg

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    Good grip
    Versatile
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| Kuopio

  • Advantages
    Good fit
    Versatile
    High edge stability
    Good grip
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| Dresden

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    Versatile
    Good grip
    High edge stability
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| Spijkenisse

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    Robust
    Good grip
  • Disadvantages
    Not comfortable
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| Wuppertal

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    Good fit
    Good grip
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| Reinbek

  • Advantages
    Good grip
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    Robust
    Good fit

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Not just for speed climbers: climbing shoes with hook-and-loop fasteners

Hook and Loop Fastening Shoes

It’s not surprising that climbing shoes with hook-and-loop fasteners are loved by many. Since climbing shoes are so tight, it’s always great to be able to take them off whilst taking a break. If you’re not sure what size you should get, then you should definitely check out our size guide.

Advantage: hook-and-loop fasteners allow for a quick on/off

Since these climbing shoes are easy to put on and take off, your feet will hurt less after prolonged wear. Even if you’ve broken them in, it’s still nice to take them off when you’re not climbing. Plus, when you’re belaying, hook and loop shoes put weight on the soles and reduce the pretension. As a result, you’ll ultimately increase the sole’s lifespan.
In addition, the hook-and-loop fasteners offer more arch support, making them great for bouldering and technically-demanding routes.

Disadvantage: their fit is less firm

The fasteners on innovative hook and loop shoes can’t be tightened as much as laces. So, if you have an extremely difficult sport climb coming up, then you should opt for a model with laces.

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