Climbing Shoe Review Website Launched with Global Appeal

Looking for beta on climbing shoes? Visit for ratings and reviews on hundreds of climbing shoes written by climbers from across the world.

San Diego, CA, January 17, 2010 --( Climbing Shoe Review is proud to announce the launch of, the world’s most comprehensive climbing shoe review website. is a free website where fanatical rock climbers share their opinions of the one common piece of climbing gear across all climbing disciplines – climbing shoes.

Climbing Shoe Review lists the current lines of shoes from all the major climbing shoe manufacturers in the world. Visitors rate shoes they’ve owned based on a number of different criteria, such as Comfort, Friction, Value, Edging Performance, Pocket Performance, Indoor Climbing Performance, Sport Climbing Performance, etcetera.

Climbers also provide a detailed review to accompany their shoe ratings. These reviews offer keen and honest insight into the features and considerations that are important to climbers. For example, one reviewer states, “I gave the shoe 3 stars for edging because on technical sport routes the down turn puts a lot of weight onto the toes (particularly the big toe) so after being on the wall for a few minutes my feet get tired and the shoe begins to roll a little. On boulder problems though this doesn't seem to be a problem and I use these on any boulder problem that's vertical or steeper.“

Visitors can view the highest rated shoes ranked by each rating category, as well as by shoes’ overall rating and number of reviews. This helps climbers quickly identify the ideal shoe for their specific needs.

Climbing Shoe Review founder Jason Hendrickson had this to say, “My goal is for Climbing Shoe Review to become a valuable resource for climbers of all ability levels. Whether they come to looking for guidance when making a purchasing decision or to share their knowledge and experience with a particular climbing shoe, Climbing Shoe Review is a valuable resource for all rock climbers.

“After only five days of the site being live, and being promoted solely through word-of-mouth, we’d received over 150 reviews, 1,600 unique visitors and 6,500 page views from climbers in more than 55 countries. We were amazed at the rapid interest and we believe this shows that climbers are hungry for a forum where they can share their honest opinions on what is arguably their most common piece of equipment.

“Our next step is to get climbing shoe manufacturers involved and have them participate in the dialog that takes place on the site. We think it provides a great opportunity for manufacturers to gain unfiltered feedback on their shoes as well as communicate with climbers by responding to reviews of their shoes.”

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Cindy Purvance