Deal of the Week: Climbing Footwear

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La Sportiva Tarantula FriXion RS Climbing Shoe

$76 (20% off, was $90)

La Sportiva designed the Tarantula as a comfort-centric shoe, built for climbing all day without burning or crunching your feet. It has a round, high-volume shape and a leather/synthetic leather upper that conforms to your foot. Even though this is a comfort-focused piece, it still performs with the FriXion rubber outsole providing excellent traction on any terrain.

View the Tarantula FriXion RS Climbing Shoe at Backcountry.com

Evolv Shakra Climbing Shoe

$135.96 (20% off, was $169.95)

The Shakra is a performance shoe designed for sending steep routes and problems. Its asymmetrical shape and downturned toe helps you cling to the wall when things go past vertical. However, the Shakra also features a soft midsole for comfortable climbing on more moderate terrain.

View the Shakra Climbing Shoe at Backcountry.com

Black Diamond Technician Approach Shoe

$87.72 (35% off, was $134.95)

Black Diamond boasts that the Technician "thrives on technical terrain where you aren't too sure where the hike ends and the climb begins." It has a sticky rubber outsole with a precision edge around the toe and a midfoot strap that ensures a snug fit, even after miles of hiking and scrambling. It is also BD's lightest approach shoe, weighing just 10oz per.

View the men's Technician Approach Shoe at Backcountry.com

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Scarpa Arpia Climbing Shoe

$127.16 (20% off, was $158.95)

The Arpia is a great mid-level climbing shoe for when you've climbed out of your beginner pair and need something a bit more technical. It features a moderate downturn for increased performance, while still being comfortable enough to be worn during all day sessions. The microsuede upper stretches and molds to your foot, while the Vibram XS Grip 2 outsole clings to the rock.

View the men's Arpia Climbing Shoe at Backcountry.com

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Boreal Dharma Climbing Shoe

$127.96 (20% off, was $159.95)

The Dharma is a high-performance rock shoe with a highly aggressive downturn designed for sending power straight to the toe box. The wrap rand provides the perfect amount of stiffness and guarantees the Dharmas maintain their shape for life, and the Zenith Pro rubber soles offer a good balance of sensitivity and support.

View the Dharma Climbing Shoe at Backcountry.com

Five Ten FiveTennie Approach Shoe

$93.71 (25% off, was $124.95)

The throwback aesthetic of the FiveTennie allows this approach shoe to transition seamlessly from town to the crag and back again. But despite looking super stylish, the FiveTennie is also a technical piece of gear, with a Stealth S1 rubber outsole that provides sure footing on any terrain.

View the women's FiveTennie Approach Shoe at Backcountry.com

Black Diamond Zone Climbing Shoe

$111.96 (20% off, was $139.95)

The quickest way to get in the zone before your redpoint attempt is to literally get in a pair of Zone Climbing Shoes. The Zone has a soft sole for maximum sensitivity, with an aggressive downturn for hooking and edging. The upper is made of a synthetic knit material that hugs the foot and provides excellent breathability.

View the Zone Climbing Shoe at Backcountry.com

Scarpa Origin Climbing Shoe

$66.46 (30% off, was $94.95)

For climbers just getting into the sport, the Origin is a great place to start. It has a flat sole and relaxed profile to ensure a comfortable fit, while the Vision rubber outsole will far outperform any greasy rentals at the gym.

View the Origin Climbing Shoe at Backcountry.com

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