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Rock Shoe Sizing Guide

June 14, 2016 0 Comments

Rock Shoe Sizing Guide

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.

Rock Shoe Sizing

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.

Example Result:

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.

Sizing Yourself

So here’s how to use the system:
  1. Download the Rock Shoes Sizing Chart and print off a copy, making sure the document has been printed to its actual size.
  2. Measure your foot following the instructions on the sizing chart.
  3. 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
Rock Shoe Model
Category A
Category B
Category C
Category D

Boreal Alpha VC

NA

Drop 1 UK Size

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Boreal Alpha VC Womens

NA

Drop 1 UK Size

Drop 0.5 UK Size   

Buy Shoe Size

Boreal Joker

NA

Drop 1 UK Sizes

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Boreal Joker Plus Velcro

NA

Drop 1 UK Sizes

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Boreal Lynx 

Drop 1 UK Size

Drop 0.5 UK Sizes

Buy Shoe Size

NA

Boreal Lynx Womens

Drop 1 UK Size

Drop 0.5 UK Sizes

Buy Shoe Size

NA

Boreal Satori
Drop 0.5 UK Size
Buy Shoe Size
Buy 0.5 UK Size Larger
NA

Boreal Silex

NA

Drop 1.5 UK Sizes

Drop 1 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Boreal Silex VC

NA

Drop 1.5 UK Sizes

Drop 1 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Boreal Synergy

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size 

 Buy 0.5 UK Size Larger

 NA

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 Agro

Buy Shoe Size

Buy 0.5 UK Size Larger

NA

NA

Evolv Astroman

NA

NA

Buy 0.5 UK Size Larger

Buy 1 Size Larger

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 Kronos

Drop 1 UK Size

Drop 0.5 UK Size

 Buy Shoe Size

Buy 0.5 UK Size Larger

Evolv Nexxo

Buy Shoe Size

Buy Shoe Size

Buy 1 UK Size Larger

NA

Evolv Oracle

Buy Shoe Size

Buy 0.5 UK Size Larger

Buy 1 UK Size Larger

NA

Evolv Royale

NA

Drop 1 UK Size

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Evolv Shakra

Buy Shoe Size

Buy Shoe Size

Buy 1 UK Size Larger

NA

Evolv Shaman 2

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Buy 0.5 Size Larger

NA

Evolv Shaman LV

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Buy 0.5 Size Larger

NA

Evolv Supra 

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

Evolv Valor

Drop 1 UK Size

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Buy Shoe Size

Evolv X1

But Shoe Size

Buy 0.5 UK Size Larger

NA

NA

Five Ten Anasazi Guide

Drop 1 UK Size

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Buy Shoe Size

Five Ten Anasazi VCS

Drop 1 UK Sizes

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Buy 0.5 UK Size Larger

Five Ten Anasazi Pink Lace

Drop 1.5 UK Sizes

Drop 1 UK Sizes

Drop 0.5 UK Size

NA

Five Ten Anasazi Blanco

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Buy 0.5 UK Size Larger

NA

Five Ten Anasazi LV2

Drop 1 UK Sizes

Drop 0.5 UK Sizes

Buy Shoe Size

Buy Shoe Size

Five Ten Blackwing

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy shoe Size

NA

NA

Five Ten Blackwing Womens

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 Gambit Lace NA
Buy Shoe Size
Buy 0.5 UK Size Larger
Buy 1 UK Size Larger

Five Hiangle / Synthetic

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Buy 0.5 UK Size Larger

Na

Five Ten Quantum

Drop 1 UK Size

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

NA

Five Ten Rogue
Drop 1.5 UK Sizes
Drop 1 UK Size
Drop 0.5 UK Size
Buy Shoe Size

Five Ten Siren

Drop 2 UK Sizes

Drop 1.5 UK Sizes

Drop 1 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Five Ten Stonelands VCS

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Buy 1/2 size larger

Buy 1 size larger

Five Ten Stonelands Lace

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Buy 1/2 size larger

Buy 1 size larger

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

Five Ten Verdon VCS

Drop 1 UK Size

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Buy 0.5 UK Size Larger

Five Ten Wall Master

NA

NA

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

La Sportiva Finale

Drop 3 EURO Sizes

Drop 2 EURO Sizes

Drop 1 EURO Sizes

Buy Shoe Size

La Sportiva Futura

Drop 2.5 EURO Sizes

Drop 1.5 EURO Sizes

NA

NA

La Sportiva Genius

Drop 2.5 EURO Sizes

Drop 1.5 EURO Sizes

NA

NA

La Sportiva Katana

Drop 3.5 EURO Sizes

Drop 3 EURO Sizes

Drop 2 EURO Sizes

NA

La Sportiva Kataki

Drop 2 EURO Sizes

Drop 1.5 EURO Sizes

Drop 1 EURO Sizes

Buy Shoe Size

La Sportiva Miura

Drop 3 EURO Sizes

Drop 2.5 EURO Sizes

Drop 1.5 EURO Sizes

Drop 0.5 EURO Size

La Sportiva Miura VS

Drop 3.5 EURO Sizes

Drop 3 EURO Sizes

Drop 2 EURO Sizes

NA

La Sportiva Mythos

NA

Drop 2 EURO Sizes

Drop 1 EURO Size

Drop 1 EURO Size

La Sportiva Otaki

Drop 2.5 EURO Sizes

Drop 1.5 EURO Sizes

NA

NA

La Sportiva Skwama

Drop 2.5 EURO Sizes

Drop 1.5 EURO Sizes

NA

NA

La Sportiva Solution

Drop 2.5 EURO Sizes

Drop 1.5 EURO Sizes

NA

NA

La Sportiva Tarantula 

NA

Drop 2 EURO Sizes

Drop 1 EURO Sizes

Buy Shoe Size

Red Chili Durango VCR

NA

Buy Shoe Size

Buy 0.5 Size Larger

Buy 1 Size Larger

Red Chili Durango Lace

NA

Buy Shoe Size

Buy 0.5 Size Larger

Buy 1 Size Larger

Red Chili Fusion

Drop 1.5 UK Size

Drop 1 UK Size

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Red Chili Session

NA

Buy Shoe Size

Buy 0.5 Size Larger

Buy 1 Size Larger

Red Chili Spirit Lady

Drop 1.5 UK Size

Drop 1 UK Size

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Red Chili Voltage

Drop 1.5 UK Size

Drop 1 UK Size

Drop 0.5 UK Size

NA

Scarpa Booster S

Drop 2 EURO Sizes

Drop 1.5 EURO Sizes

Drop 0.5 EURO Size

NA

Scarpa Chimera

Drop 2 EURO Sizes

Drop 1.5 EURO Sizes

Drop 0.5 EURO Size

NA

Scarpa Drago

Drop 2 EURO Sizes

Drop 1.5 EURO Sizes

NA

NA

Scarpa Furia S

Drop 2 EURO Sizes

Drop 1.5 EURO Sizes

NA

NA

Scarpa Force V

NA

Drop 1.5 EURO Sizes

Drop 1 EURO Sizes

Buy Shoe Size

Scarpa Force V

NA

Drop 1.5 EURO Sizes

Drop 1 EURO Sizes

Buy Shoe Size

Scarpa Force X

NA

Drop 1.5 EURO Sizes

Drop 1 EURO Sizes

Buy Shoe Size

Scarpa Force X Womens

NA

Drop 1 EURO Sizes

Drop 0.5 EURO Sizes

Buy Shoe Size

Scarpa Instinct VS/VS-R

Drop 2 EURO Sizes

Drop 1.5 EURO Sizes

Drop 0.5 EURO Size

NA

Scarpa Instinct Lace

Drop 2 EURO Sizes

Drop 1.5 EURO Sizes

Drop 0.5 EURO Size

NA

Scarpa Instinct SR

Drop 2 EURO Sizes

Drop 1.5 EURO Sizes

Drop 0.5 EURO Size

NA

Scarpa Maestro

Drop 1.5 EURO Sizes

Drop 1 EURO Sizes

Drop 0.5 EURO Sizes

Buy Shoe Size

Scarpa Maestro Womens

Drop 1.5 EURO Sizes

Drop 1 EURO Sizes

Drop 0.5 EURO Sizes

Buy Shoe Size

Scarpa Stix

Drop 2 EURO Sizes

Drop 1.5 EURO Sizes

Drop 0.5 EURO Size

NA

Scarpa Techno X

Drop 1 EURO Sizes

Drop 1 EURO Sizes

Drop 0.5 EURO Size

Buy Shoe Size

Scarpa Vapour Lace

Drop 2 EURO Sizes

Drop 1.5 EURO Sizes

Drop 1 EURO Size

Buy Shoe Size

Scarpa Vapour V

Drop 2 EURO Sizes

Drop 1.5 EURO Sizes

Drop 1 EURO Size

Buy Shoe Size

Scarpa Vapour V Womens

Drop 2 EURO Sizes

Drop 1.5 EURO Sizes

Drop 1 EURO Size

Buy Shoe Size

Scarpa Velocity

NA

Drop 1 EURO Sizes

Drop 1 EURO Size

Buy Shoe Size

Scarpa Velocity Womens

NA

Drop 1 EURO Sizes

Drop 1 EURO Size

Buy Shoe Size

Saltic Vampir

Drop 1 UK Sizes

Drop 0.5 UK Sizes

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Saltic Bongo

Drop 1 UK Size

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Saltic Nabu

NA

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Tenaya Iati

Drop 1.5 UK Size

Drop 1 UK Size

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Tenaya Inti

Drop 1.5 UK Size

Drop 1 UK Size

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Tenaya Masai

Drop 1.5 UK Size

Drop 1 UK Size

Drop 0.5 UK Size

Buy Shoe Size

Tenaya Oasi

Drop 2.5 UK Sizes

Drop 2 UK Sizes

NA

NA

Tenaya Ra

Drop 1.5 UK Size

Drop 1 UK Size

Drop 0.5 UK Size

NA

Tenaya Tarifa

Drop 1.5 UK Size

Drop 1 UK Size

Drop 0.5 UK Size

NA

Recommendations

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.

Disclaimer

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 your nearest climbing shop a visit for in-store fitting. To download the 'R+R Rock Shoe Sizing Chart' you will require Adobe Reader. If you do not have this program on your machine it is freely downloadable here.

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