Top 6 inexpensive Bouldering for Ladies
Scarpa Crux Air Approach Shoe - Women's
Out of Scarpa's entire selection of approach shoes, the Women's Crux Air Shoe is by far the airiest, lightest, and most comfortable option for warmer weather. It features the same Vibram sole as Scarpa's technical approach shoes, even with a MegaGrip rubber compound constructed specifically for slippery rock surfaces. Scarpa strapped this Vibram sole to a knit upper for lightweight comfort and airy breathability that you'll enjoy when it's warm enough to climb comfortably.
Five Ten Gambit VCS Climbing Shoe - Women's
The Five Ten Women’s Gambit VCS Climbing Shoe, like a good climbing partner, will be right there with you, from your first day at the climbing gym to your first day climbing outdoors. Designed with beginner-to-intermediate climbers in mind, the stiff midsole, neutral shape, and rounded toe box will quickly help you squash the rumor that climbing shoes have to be uncomfortable. The perforated Ariaprene tongue lets your feet breathe on those days where the heat index keeps all but the most die-hards off the wall. Thanks to the lined leather upper, the Gambit VCS will break in seamlessly, but with minimal stretch to maintain the fit of the shoe, and the two hook-and-loop straps make for easy on and off.
Evolv Elektra Climbing Shoe - Women's
Actually, please don't literally kiss those stinky, dirty rentals goodbye, but do say hello to the Evolv Women's Elektra Climbing Shoe. You'll notice a few differences right off the bat. The first thing you'll notice when you're packing the Elektra to go up to the crag is that these shoes don't smell. The low asymmetry and flat profile offer the same comfort you need while you learn how to climb, while the sensitive midsole works with the Trax rubber to give you better performance than before.
Mammut Hueco Mid GTX Shoe - Women's
The boulders might be dry, but the trail between you and your climbing project still has puddles from last night's rainstorm. That's not a problem for the Mammut Women's Hueco Mid GTX Shoe. This shoe includes a waterproof Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane with enhanced breathability for hiking on tough trails in warmer weather. It's well-cushioned with a Strobel construction, and the TPU heel stabilizer ensures a secure fit from trailhead to climb. Mammut used the same rubber found on Michelin tires to ensure traction on slippery surfaces.
Five Ten Fivetennie Approach Shoe - Women's
If only all approaches were a quick 2-minute jaunt from the parking lot, but some of the most iconic lines are miles from the road. When that's the case, leave the sandals in the car and slip on a pair of the Fivetennie Approach Shoe from Five Ten. With a super grippy outsole and climbing zone on the toe, the Fivetennie's are stable on scree and precise on low-angle terrain. The sock liner hugs the foot for security and comfort so the approach feels less like a slog and more like a walk in the woods. Five Ten's updated retro design helps this shoe transition from the crag to the brewery afterwards so you can celebrate sending your project with friends.
Asolo Apex Shoe - Women's
Tackle the longest, steepest, most technical approaches with the Asolo Women's Apex Shoe. As you're navigating through fields of lose talus, you'll be thankful for the durable suede upper that's also water-resistant, just in case you come upon the inevitable mountain stream. The Vibram rubber sole provides you with the grip you require to move confidently across granite boulders and scramble up the class four sections of the trail. An EVA midsole with an anti-shock insert ensures that your foot will stay comfortable and protected, even after hours on the trail and a heavy pack full of climbing gear on your back.