Drop the Red Chili Men's Atomyc Climbing Shoe on technical boulder problems and steep sport climbs for powerful, precise performance. Its slingshot rand presses your foot into an aggressive downturn for the utmost power on microscopic edges, and incredible control on overhung climbs. Vibram's XS Grip rubber gives this shoe the traction you need on slippery limestone. Red Chili built the Atomyc's upper from a synthetic material for stretch reduction and rubber overlays along the toe for toe-hooking protection. Additionally, the shoe's leather footbed keeps this climbing shoe sensitive and grippy.
- A downturned, sensitive slipper for boulders and technical routes
- Aggressive slingshot rand
- Vibram XS Grip rubber long-lasting traction
- Slip-resistant leather footbed
- Synthetic upper with full rubber toe cap
- Built by climbers for climbers, Red Chili is the brainchild of Stefan Glowacz
- Q & A
Phenomenal edging, but hard to size
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: 42
First off, I'll state that these are only my third pair of climbing shoes. They are comfortable enough where I can keep them on for a half hour at a time. The aggressive profile and the edges are great. However, they were a little hard to size. I got a 42 and initially they fit great in the toe and heel, but the mid was a little big because I have narrow feet. It didn't affect the performance of the shoe, more the comfort. Over time they have stretched a bit and there's some space in the heel which makes it hard to throw a solid heel. Overall they are great shoes and would definitely recommend them as a session slipper that is also aggressive.
For reference I wear a 43 in five ten arrowheads and those are snug.