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Red Chili "Matador"

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:42 pm
by alpenjon
I went to a good outdoor store today and tried on almost all shoes that were suggested here and in other vegan climbing related sites. I almost got the Five-Ten Gambit, but then again that one's more of an allround shoe. I plan on getting more into boulder climbing. The Red Chili Matador was by far the best vegan shoe for me. Solid, compact fit, especially on the heels! It's a new model (spring 2009) by a German brand, so that's probably why there are no vegan reviews yet. I'm aware that "Matador" didn't happen to be a very vegan model type name at all :roll: but the text on the shoes is just "Red Chili" and I think the shoe as a whole happens to look very sharp, too! Here are some links:

http://redchili.de/de/climbing/climbingshoes/matador.html#

http://www.redchili.de/

English links to Red Chili

PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:45 pm
by alpenjon

PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:37 pm
by furthertofall
like many others have mentioned, i started out climbing in the evolv defy shoes. they're decent enough for beginners. back in june or so, i picked up a pair of the 5.10 prisms. didn't really see anybody mention these, so i thought i'd throw a mention out there...

definitely can't keep these on too long, as they're a half size smaller than my evolvs, but i really like the angled edges on them for more difficult climbs. they're lace ups too, so it's nice to get that extra snug fit. i still wear the evolvs fairly often for bouldering and lazy days too.

Re: Climbing shoes

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:01 am
by Dr.Galactus
Holy thread revival batman!

I'd like to request that no matter how leather free they might be, no one buys 5.10 shoes, last year they released a shoe aimed directly at 'people' doing the Pamplona bull run: http://fiveten.com/community/blog-detai ... h-five-ten
I for one won't be supporting any company that promotes such barbarism :x

That leaves Evolv as the only real option, although their lineup now features a few models with leather in, including some where just the footbed is leather... seriously!? this is supposed to be the future why make the outer synthetic then give it a leather insole :roll:

Anyhoo, climb safe folks.

Re: Climbing shoes

PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:52 am
by baldy
[quote="Dr.Galactus"]
I'd like to request that no matter how leather free they might be, no one buys 5.10 shoes, last year they released a shoe aimed directly at 'people' doing the Pamplona bull run: http://fiveten.com/community/blog-detai ... h-five-ten
I for one won't be supporting any company that promotes such barbarism :x

That leaves Evolv as the only real option, although their lineup now features a few models with leather in, including some where just the footbed is leather... seriously!? this is supposed to be the future why make the outer synthetic then give it a leather insole :roll:

Evolv are not the only vegan option, I have a pair of Red chilli spirits, lots of brands have vegan rock climbing shoes.