Womens climbing shoes are made to fit the foot of a woman a lot better than the typical men’s shoe.
A woman’s foot is different from a man’s foot; they typically have higher arches, lower ankle bones, and smaller heels. These differences are why women’s climbing shoes are more comfortable for many women.
The following womens climbing shoes are specifically designed for women.
There are more climbing shoes for women out there but we feel that these are the best of the best.
Scarpa Rockette Womens Climbing Shoe
Scarpa created the Rockette Women’s Climbing Shoes to keep up with ladies who pull down on the hardest sport climbs and boulder problems. Their down-turned toes and ultra-sticky Vibram XS Grip rubber makes the worst footholds feel huge. Scarpa’s X-tension system drives your foot forward to increase precision and feel while reducing slop in the ankle when you need to heel hook the arête on your boulder problem. The Rockette Climbing Shoes’ hook-and-loop closures allow quick entry into the form-fitting, unlined suede uppers.
Bottom Line: Simplify the footwork on your next project by wearing the Scarpa Rockette Women’s Climbing Shoes.
Buy the Scarpa Rockette Climbing Shoe – Women’s at Backcountry
Buy the Scarpa Women’s Rockette Boot (Spring 2007) at Moosejaw
La Sportiva Katana Womens Climbing Shoe
The La Sportiva Katana climbing shoe for women is designed for easy-in, easy-out convenience. It makes all the difference when you’ve working tirelessly on a problem for the past half hour and your feet are beat.
Two snug fitting VELCRO® closures wrap your foot in opposing directions to give you a fit you can’t find in a lace-up. The premium leather and sticky rubber construction wreaks havoc at the crags and in the gym. Slip-lasted and lined, the Katana is magic for bouldering and crushing holds on your project.
**La Sportiva recommends buying 1 full size smaller than your street shoe**.
Buy the La Sportiva Katana Rock Climbing Shoe – Women’s at Backcountry
Buy the La Sportiva Women’s Katana Shoe (Spring 2007) at Moosejaw
Buy the La Sportiva Katana Rock Shoes – Women’s at REI
La Sportiva Mythos Womens Climbing Shoe
The La Sportiva Women’s Mythos has been their most popular women’s climbing shoe for the last ten years. This year’s objective: refine this model with a few good changes and make it even better for women. Solution: the heel fit of the women’s Mythos is narrower. Result: the ultimate performance women’s climbing shoe. The sides of the shoe near the ankle have been lowered to accommodate lower ankle bones.
This shoe has all the features of the original model but crafted specially for a woman’s fit, plus a new Dri-Lex liner on the tongue for increase comfort. The Mythos is fully randed to take the abusive punishment that crack climbing can dish out.
Buy the La Sportiva Mythos Climbing Shoe – Women’s at Backcountry
Buy the La Sportiva Women’s Mythos Shoe (Spring 2007) at Moosejaw
Buy the La Sportiva Mythos Rock Shoes – Women’s at REI
Scarpa Veloce Rock Climbing Shoe
The comfortable Scarpa Veloce Womens Climbing Shoes make your early days of climbing full of fun and excellent footwork instead of agony and cramped toes. These Italian-made Scarpa shoes have a rounded toe box and narrow heel profile to fit a women’s foot—eliminating the ‘tight in the front, loose in the back’ feeling you get with other shoes. VELCRO®-Brand closures make the Veloce Climbing Shoes easy to put on and take off, while their stiff edging toe and sticky Megabyte rubber make them equally ready for a day in the gym or a weekend at the crags.
Buy the Scarpa Veloce Rock Climbing Shoe – Women’s at Backcountry
Buy the Scarpa Women’s Veloce Climbing Shoe (Spring 2007) at Moosejaw
La Sportiva Miura Climbing Shoe
The La Sportiva Miura Women’s Climbing Shoes are perfect for super-technical all-around climbing. When the difference between sending and whipping is precision footwork, the Miura rock shoes deliver excellent performance with their sticky Vibram XSV soles. These La Sportiva climbing shoes are lined to eliminate stretch and have pointed toes that get into tiny pockets with ease. The Women’s Miura comes with a narrow, padded heel and breathable tongue, making them even more comfortable, so you can concentrate on climbing instead of painful feet.
Buy the La Sportiva Miura Climbing Shoe – Women’s at Backcountry
Buy the La Sportiva Women’s Miura Shoe (Spring 2007) at Moosejaw
Buy the La Sportiva Miura Rock Shoes – Women’s at REI
Five Ten Women’s Sapphire Climbing Shoe
The Women’s Sapphire Climbing Shoe by Five Ten is the latest women’s climbing shoe model, and is incredibly comfortable. Designed to fit the female foot with a low-volume instep, narrower heel and higher arch. The S-fit lacing system lengthens the adjustment area, making for a custom fit. The Sapphire shines everywhere: long desert tower routes, climbing gyms, or your backyard crag.
Buy the Five Ten Women’s Sapphire Climbing Shoe (Spring 2006) at Moosejaw
Five Ten Women’s Siren Climbing Shoe (Spring 2007)
The Siren is the most popular women’s-specific shoe sold. Featuring Stealth ONYXX, the most durable, highest-friction climbing rubber available, the Siren has a perforated synthetic upper that provides the fit of a high-level performance shoe with micro-stretch for multi-route wear. The Siren is an excellent choice for gyms, sport routes, and traditional climbing. It’s designed for intermediate to advanced grades, but has sufficient support for novice climbers who are on a fast learning curve.
Buy the Five Ten Women’s Siren Climbing Shoe (Spring 2007) at Moosejaw
Five Ten Prima Slipper Womens Climbing Shoe – Vegan
The Women’s Prima Slipper Climbing Shoe by Five Ten is designed on the principle of a ballet slipper, the Prima is feminine and powerful. At just 9 ounces a pair, the Prima proves that less is more. Comfortable Syndrella upper and Stealth C-4 soles – the world’s highest friction rubber.
Buy the Five Ten Women’s Prima Slipper Climbing Shoe – Vegan (Spring 2006) at Moosejaw
Five Ten Prima Lace-Up Womens Climbing Shoe (Spring 2007)
The Women’s Prima Lace-Up Climbing Shoe by Five Ten features award-winning Stealth C4 rubber and ballet-inspired performance. The comfort level is remarkable, as is the unprecedented toe power. The unlined, synthetic performance shoe excels at gyms, on boulders, and at the crags.
Buy the Five Ten Women’s Prima Lace-Up Climbing Shoe (Spring 2007) at Moosejaw
Evolv Elektra Rock Shoes – Women’s
Female climbers of any skill level as well as climbers with narrow, low-profile feet will truly appreciate the special shaping of these rock shoes. Especially at home on slabby to overhanging terrain, Elektra’s soft fit smears slick slopers while sticking overhanging jibs with ease.
Buy the evolv Elektra Rock Shoes – Women’s at REI
Evolv Rock Star Rock Shoes
These shoes are definitely “Rock Stars” in the eyes of Rock & Ice and Climbing Magazine; earning Editors’ Choice awards with both magazines.
Designed on a women-specific last, the Rock Stars have a narrow forefoot, lower volume toe box, narrower heel, and lower cut around the ankle. The vegan-friendly synthetic uppers will maintain their fit and performance over time without stretching out and feeling sloppy. The Rock Stars are all-around womens climbing shoe that performs well on thin cracks, sport climbs and all-day multi-pitch climbs.
Buy the evolv Rock Star Rock Shoes – Women’s at REI
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