Review: Red Chili Amp Climbing Shoes

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Red Chili Amp Review

Shoe Profile

Moderate.

Performance

Slightly downturned and rigid, the Amps send on vertical to moderately overhanging terrain. Unlike most slippers, “You can heel hook without worrying about losing a shoe. Two thumbs up!”

Fit

“It’s not easy to pull on the Amps. But once you do they suction themselves around your foot like a second skin.” A synthetic upper and rubber toe cap minimize stretching. Size comfortably (aka up) for crack climbing.

Stiffness

Not your typical soft and flimsy slipper thanks to a three-quarter length midsole and an overall flatter profile, including a spread-out toebox. Slingshot rubber in the heel drives the foot forward for precise edging.

Conclusion

They’re the “sweet spot” between an aggressive shoe’s performance and a slipper’s comfort. A powerful, technical slipper that lets you stand on small edges and pockets for a long time with help from a stiff, rubber-wrapped toe.

$129; camp-usa.com

Further reading
Review: Our Top New Climbing Shoes for 2016