Red Chili Spirit VCR Climbing Shoe - Men's
Red ChiliSpirit VCR Climbing Shoe - Men's

Comfort for the long haul.

The Red Chili Men's Spirit VCR Climbing Shoe gets you through big walls, multi-pitches, and a full day of climbing comfortably. With a flat last and a neutral asymmetric curvature, the Spirit gives a versatile performance for cracks, slabs, and vertical face climbs. Its synthetic upper has a minimal toe cap to reduce stretching while still molding to your toes for overall comfort. Red Chili added ImpactZone EVA to the heel for cush where it counts, and the leather footbed reduces slippage overtime. The RX2 Rubber sole gives a great grip on any rock from limestone to sandstone.

  • Synthetic upper with minimal toe cap
  • Leather footbed
  • VCR hook-and-loop straps
  • ImpactZone EVA cushioned heel
  • RX2 Rubber sole
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Good for women too!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great all around shoe. Comfortable. Durable. They do stretch a little so might size down 1/2 to 1 size from your street shoe size. I wear a Women's 8.5 street shoe and have these shoes in a Men's 6.5 (which is the same as a women's 7.5 so I sized down 1 full size).

About to order my second pair

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I have used this shoe for the past couple of years now and they've held up quite well. They're actually my second pair of Chili's, and certainly not my last.

While I primarily prefer trad climbing, I also enjoy sport climbing. I've found this shoe to be suitable for both. It's not too aggressive, so you can easily spend some time in the shoe without getting sore feet.

I found that the men's shoe worked quite well for me as I have a wider foot than most women. The shoes do stretch a little as your feet sweat, but nothing significant.

Excellent intro shoe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: US 10 EU 43

I have had these shoes for almost a year now, and they're great! I bought them as my first climbing shoe back in May 2015 and used them while learning to climb (primarily indoors) for 3-5 days a week all summer long as well as going outdoors 1-2 days a week. Come winter I was only climbing inside 2-4 times a week and they started developing holes in the toes. NOTE: I kick the wall a lot . I'd say the took quite the beating, and wore really well. I tried them in a few cracks, which I wouldn't recommend, and that wore the fabric around the toes.
They're not very aggressive so when they began to wear out I was feeling ready for an upgrade. However, they're incredibly comfortable!!! With a lot time they stretched but I'd bought small and they conformed to my feet quite nicely.
Overall I'd recommend this shoe to anyone in that beginner V1-V4 ish range. Send hard!