Purchasing Shoes Online
Purchasing rock shoes online can be a tricky undertaking, the following short article outlines our “suggested” rock shoe fit formula. This system offers the customer between 2 and 4 sizing options – in accordance with their pre-measured foot size – for each of the rock shoe models we stock, with each sizing option offered being appropriate to varying levels of performance.
How we work it out
Let’s take the example of the Five Ten Anasazi Velcro. We initially measure the foot of the rock shoe tester* using a copy of the ‘Rock Shoes Sizing Chart‘ this gives us a standard by which the tester and the customer can both work from. The tester measures their foot to be a UK10 (for example), and then establishes (by trying numerous sizes) the size he/she would use in this particular shoe for the following categories:
- A) Technical Fit – Hard Bouldering, Hard Sport Climbing and Elite Trad Climbing.
- B) Semi Technical Fit – Hard Trad Climbing, Mid Grade Bouldering and Sport Climbing.
- C) Traditional Fit – All purpose Trad Climbing, Sun Rock Sport Climbers and Circuit Bouldering.
- D) Entry Level – Beginners or people who only climb a few times a year.
|Rock Shoe||Category A||Category B||Category C||Category D|
|Five Ten Anasazi Velcro||Drop 2 UK Sizes||Drop 1.5 UK Sizes||Drop 1 UK Size||NA|
The Result Explained
Therefore the tester would use a UK8 for category A, UK8.5 for category B, UK9 for category C and as the shoe tested is an example of an asymmetric shoe the NA given for category D implies this shoes is not designed for this Category.
*We used four “testers” and based our recommendations on their agreed decisions.
So here’s how to use the system:
- Download the Rock Shoes Sizing Chart and print off a copy, making sure the document has been printed to its actual size.
- Measure your foot following the instructions on the sizing chart.
- Then use the table below to get an idea of how many sizes you should be dropping/adding from the measurement you established (on the chart) to tailor the rock shoes you wish to purchase to your specific needs.
NOTE: The sizing adjustments we recommend take stretch into account – i.e. we equate for how much a shoe will stretch after a few sessions, when recommending size drops.
Rock Shoe Sizing Chart: as stocked at rockrun.com
|Boreal Joker||NA||Drop 1.5 UK Sizes||Drop 1 UK Size||Buy shoe size|
|Boreal Joker Plus Velcro||NA||NA||Drop 0.5 UK Size||Buy shoe size or 1/2 size larger|
|Boreal Silex||NA||Drop 1.5 UK Sizes||Drop 1 UK Size||Buy shoe size|
|Edelrid Hurricane||Drop 2 UK Sizes||Drop 1.5 UK Sizes||Drop 0.5 UK Size||Buy Shoe Size|
|Edelrid Reptile||NA||Drop 2 UK Sizes||Drop 1 UK Size||Drop 0.5 UK Size|
|Edelrid Typhoon||Drop 2 UK Sizes||Drop 1.5 UK Sizes||Drop 0.5 UK Size||NA|
|Evolv Astroman||NA||NA||Go up 0.5 UK Size||Buy 1 Size Larger|
|Evolv Bandit||Drop 2 UK Sizes||Drop 1.5 UK Sizes||Drop 0.5 UK Size||Buy Shoe Size|
|Evolv Bandit SC||Drop 2 UK Sizes||Drop 1.5 UK Sizes||Drop 0.5 UK Size||Buy Shoe Size|
|Evolv Defy||NA||Drop 2 UK Sizes||Drop 1 UK Size||Drop 0.5 UK Size|
|Evolv Defy Lace||NA||Drop 1.5 UK Sizes||Drop 0.5 UK Size||Buy Shoe Size|
|Evolv Electra||NA||Drop 2 UK Sizes||Drop 1 UK Size||Drop 0.5 UK Size|
|Evolv Geshido Lace||Buy Shoe Size||Buy 0.5 Size Larger||Buy 1.5 Size Larger||NA|
|Evolv Optimus Prime||Drop 1 UK Size||Drop 0.5 UK Size||NA||NA|
|Evolv Prime SC||Drop 0.5 UK Size||Buy Shoe Size
|Evolv Prime Lace||Drop 0.5 UK Size||Buy Shoe Size
|Evolv Rockstar||Drop 2 UK Sizes||Drop 1.5 UK Sizes||Drop 1 UK Size||Drop 0.5 UK Size|
|Evolv Shaman||Drop 0.5 UK Size||Buy Shoe Size||Buy 0.5 Size Larger||NA|
|Evolv Talon G2||Drop 1 UK Size||Drop 0.5 UK Size||NA||NA|
|Five Ten Anasazi Arrowhead||Drop 1 UK Sizes||Drop 0.5 UK Sizes||NA||NA|
|Five Ten Anasazi Guide||Drop 1 UK Size||Drop 0.5 UK Size||Buy Shoe Size||Buy Shoe Size|
|Five Ten Anasazi Quantum||Drop 1 UK Sizes||Drop 0.5 UK Size||NA||NA|
|Five Ten Anasazi Velcro||Drop 2 UK Sizes||Drop 1.5 UK Sizes||Drop 0.5 UK Size||NA|
|Five Ten Anasazi Pink Lace||Drop 1.5 UK Sizes||Drop 1 UK Sizes||Drop 0.5 UK Size||NA|
|Five Ten Anasazi Lace V2||Drop 2 UK Sizes||Drop 1.5 UK Sizes||Drop 1 UK Size||NA|
|Five Ten Anasazi LV2||Drop 1.5 UK Sizes||Drop 1 UK Sizes||Drop 0.5 UK Sizes||NA|
|Five Ten Blackwing||Drop 0.5 UK Size||Buy shoe size||NA||NA|
|Five Ten Hornet||Drop 0.5 UK Size||Buy Shoe Size||NA||NA|
|Five Ten Dragon||Drop 1 UK Size||Drop 0.5 UK Size||NA||NA|
|Five Ten Galileo||Drop 2 UK Sizes||Drop 1.5 UK Sizes||Buy Shoe size||NA|
|Five Ten Newton||NA||Drop 0.5 UK Size||Buy Shoe Size
||Buy 0.5 Size Larger
|Five Ten Siren||Drop 2 UK Sizes||Drop 1.5 UK Sizes||Drop 1 UK Size||Buy Shoe Size|
|Five Ten Team||Drop 0.5 UK Size||Buy Shoe Size||NA||NA|
|Five Ten Verde||Drop 2 UK Sizes||Drop 1.5 UK Sizes||Drop 1 UK Size||NA|
|La Sportiva Katana||Drop 3.5 EURO Sizes||Drop 3 EURO Sizes||Drop 2 EURO Sizes||NA|
|La Sportiva Miura||Drop 3.5 EURO Sizes||Drop 3 EURO Sizes||Drop 2 EURO Sizes||NA|
|La Sportiva Miura VS||Drop 3.5 EURO Sizes||Drop 3 EURO Sizes||Drop 2 EURO Sizes||NA|
|Red Chili Durango Denim||NA||Buy Shoe Size||Buy 0.5 Size Larger||Buy 1 Size Larger|
|Red Chili Durango VCR||NA||Buy Shoe Size||Buy 0.5 Size Larger||Buy 1 Size Larger|
|Red Chili Corona VCR||Drop 1.5 UK Size||Drop 1 UK Size||Drop 0.5 UK Size||NA|
|Red Chili Matador||Drop 1.5 UK Sizes||Drop 1 UK Size||Drop 0.5 UK Size||NA|
|Scarpa Force||NA||Drop 2 EURO Sizes||Drop 1 EURO Sizes||Drop 0.5 EURO Size|
|Scarpa Ws Force||NA||Drop 1 EURO Sizes||Drop 0.5 EURO Sizes||Buy Shoe Size|
|Scarpa Instinct VS||Drop 2 EURO Sizes||Drop 1.5 EURO Sizes||Drop 0.5 EURO Size||NA|
|Scarpa Instinct Lace||Drop 2.5 EURO Sizes||Drop 2 EURO Sizes||Drop 1 EURO Size||NA|
|Scarpa Vapour V||Drop 2.5 EURO Sizes||Drop 2 EURO Sizes||Drop 1 EURO Size||Buy Shoe Size|
The information recommending how many sizes to drop is working in full sizes (both in UK and EURO) where possible. Example: Your foot size is UK10 and you wish to buy the Anasazi Velcro in a Category A fit, you would therefore require a UK8 in that rock shoe. If the same person wished to buy the Scarpa Booster in a Category A fit they would require a EURO 41.5.
WARM YOUR SHOES - Never try your NEW shoes on when they are cold out of the box. Leave them in a warm room for an hour or so before trying them on, this will make them much more soft, supple and plyable.
* Please note that some shoes on our site are clearance lines (short term SKU’s), and as there is often not a full size break we do not add them to the Sizing Chart. If this is the case we suggest you give us a call for sizing assistance.
Please note that although all efforts have been made to give accurate information, regarding assisting you with the sizing of your rock shoes, due to the nature of specialist footwear and the variances in peoples feet we cannot guarantee our formula 100%. As such we are unable to refund return postal fees on the basis of an inaccurate fit based on the above information – remember it’s a guide, if you’re unsure pay us or your nearest climbing shop a visit for in-store fitting.