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Climbing Shoes Rock+ is designed for big wall or indoor climbing.

Looking for a shoe you can progress in, that’s reasonably precise without compromising comfort? High-tech sole ensures grip and precision. Shape offers comfort and ease of use.

Comfortable fit

Heel and tongue wrapped in foam padding for more comfort.

Easy to open/close

Twp rip-tab straps let you slip on and adjust fastening with precision.

Grip

Vibram XS GRIP rubber on the toe for excellent grip and precision.

Rigidity

Moderately rigid sole holds foot in place.

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Great beginner shoe or comfort shoe

I have gone through 2 pairs of these shoes - they are a bargain. I have climbed V4/V5 bouldering in them and 6b+/6c in lead and top-rope. These were my second beginner shoe (having worn several other beginner pairs previouly) and I now carry on using them as a comfort pair and for roped climbing where comfort matters more and I can't be bothered to mess about with different shoes when belaying. This shoe has several advantages for a beginner. Firstly it has a stiff sole with rubber running through the midsole. Stiffness helps to support your weight during edging and means less foot strength is needed - something beginners will lack and will need to build up. Secondly, it has Vibram XS Grip rubber. This is a quality rubber and on the grippier/softer side of the Vibram range. Many of the expensive soes use the same rubber so it's great that Simond have used this - many other beginner shoes use a cheaper rubber. Finally, this has 5mm rubber and a thick toe rand. Beginners will burn through rubber with poor foot work (trust me!), so your first pair won'tlast long. The thicker the rubber the more they will last and 5mm is about as thick as it gets for climbing shoes - most advanced pairs will only have 3.5mm ruber. The Rock+ last me about 80-100 climbing sessions before I get down to the toe rand. Most other beginner shoes have these exact same characteristics for good reason. However they are usually a good £30 more expensive at least. THe main thing that matters is a good fit, so if these fit you, buy them because they are a steal! They are a few poorer features. The heel is padded. This makes it very comfortable but means there is less of a tight fit around the heel. This makes a difference for aggressive heel hooks. That said, the rand rubber covers the whole heel so you can get quite a bit of contact. The build quality is less good vs some of the bigger names. The velcro buckles are a bit cheap, and the rand loosen up and peeled off the fabric where the foot flexes a lot after 3-4 months of climbing. However, the shoes have always lasted me a good year and the rubber will be worn before any of the rest of the shoe wears through, so its not a major problem. Finally there is some poor attention to detail. The rubber has a indented Vibram stamp - Simond don't really care where the stamp goes so there are many pairs where the stamp ends up under the toe. This is stupid because you lose 1-2mm of rubber in a crucial area and can be entirely avaoided if they made these with a bit of care. Same with the gluing of the sole to the base of the shoe - a bit careless in places. I still recommend this shoe despite quality control issues. These aren't shoes you will resole and they will last you a good while and you'll lose the rubber before any of the rest of the shoe breaks. Size at street size for a comfortable fit and 1 size down for a tighter performance fit.

Stretched

I bought these shoes as they were reasonably priced and comfortable. However after 6 weeks they have really stretched, giving me very poor grip when climbing. I have decided to abandon them as the loose fit makes them unsafe to climb in.

Hi Anne,

I am sorry to hear that the Rock + climbing shoes did not meet with your expectations. Could you reply telling me where exactly the shoes started to stretch? This way I can pass on the feedback to the product designer.

Many Thanks

Joseph Sutton | UK Product Expert
11/4/2019
Climbing shoes

Very good grip and quite comfortable

Poor quality

I started climbing a couple months ago and thought buying these would be a good idea to start going more often and improving my technique, I tried them once and was very disappointed by the quality of them, as when climbing the rubber is not good enough and I would slip all the time. No good grip at all compared to my other climbing shoes, also the straps are way too long and makes climbing uncomfortable. Wouldn't recommend these.

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Hi Gemma,


I am sorry to hear that the Rock+ climbing shoes did not meet with your expectations. The Rock+ climbing shoes are designed for an intermediate user, with a slight camber and asymmetry.


The sole is half Vibram XS Grip which is one of the industry standards. If you take the Rock+ back to your nearest Decathlon store then one of the staff can inspect the shoes and see if there is a defect with them.


Hope this helps


Joseph Sutton | UK Product Expert

10/9/2019
Climbing shoes

Great value. Good quality. Look fine!

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worsening of shoes quality

Last pair of shoes was great (Sep 2018). Recently (since June 2019) I tried for a few weeks to buy new ones but noted the quality of the shoes is worsening / inconsistent, not only visually (to much glue has been used and smear under the foot arch) but functionally too (typically excessive removal of rubber at the most useful part of the shoes). This is more visible on the yellow than the blue ones. I would not buy any more shoes blindly, considering changing back to other maker.

Hello Jerome,


I'm sorry to hear that the Rock+ Grey were not up to the standard that they should have been. I have contacted the product engineer to pass on your feedback as consistency should be the bare minimum expectation the Rock+ Grey should meet.


If you return these shoes to your nearest Decathlon store you can, with receipt, receive an exchange or full refund.


Joseph Sutton | UK Product Expert

8/3/2019
Great price.

My daughter loves these rock climbing shoes. Excellent fit and at a great price.

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great beginners bouldering shoes

need to try on to get best fir as they need to be snug, however these are proving ideal for my introduction to climbing.

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Sole of shoe pulling away

I wish I had of purchased a better shoe, after roughly 10 hours of use the sole has started to come away. An extra £15-20 would’ve given me a shoe that was better quality. Quite disappointed as it is obviously a manufacturing fault.

Hello Jason,


I am sorry to hear that the Rock+ Grey did not meet expectations. From what you have said it certainly sounds like there is a manufacturing fault.


You can take the Rock+ Grey back to your nearest Decathlon store, with receipt, and receive an straight swap, exchange for other products, a gift card or a full refund.


Once again I am sorry that the Rock+ Grey were not up to the standards that they should have been.


Joseph Sutton | UK Product Expert

8/3/2019
climbing shoes

great

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Short life

Been using them for a few weeks and the rubber seams at the toes and heel are already split and show the fabric underneath. Not happy about that, might as well spend the money on proper shoes now.

Hello Micael,

I'm sorry to hear that the Rock+ Grey Climbing Shoes did not meet your expectations. Its sounds like there could be a manufacturing fault with them. If you still have your proof of purchase then you can take them back to any Decathlon store and exchange them for a new pair or a refund.

Once again I apologies that the Rock+ Grey Climbing Shoe did not meet the required standards.

Many Thanks

Joseph Sutton | UK Product Expert
6/3/2019
Not so good for beginners

I used the shoe bascally on sports routes especially in granite. Pros: the cheaper (decent) shoe available here in Brazil where climbing shoes are really expensive and not so easy to find. Really comfortable and practical to wear due to the shape and Velcro system (although I think opposite velcros would make the shoe fits better). Vibram XS is really good rubber. As it has a thin soft sole that makes the shoe good for smearing. Cons: Especially for beginners (for who the shoes was conceived for) the shoe is to soft (the vibram sole is too thin and the structure of the shoe is too soft (I think/feel there is no midsole) giving the shoe a poor edging performance and also forcing the climber to relly too much on it's own foot strength (as beginner and also heavy climber I suffered a lot because of that - and also slipped/fell a lot from cruxes) that when the comfort of the shoes give room for foot strain. Also as a beginner shoe it should have a more structured body and a thicker sole as beginners tend to have weaker feet and wear their shoes quicker because of falling and smearing too much.

Simond shoes

As a beginner these shoes seem great. I am usually a size 10/11 but for these shoes i had to buy i 12 and they are still snug.

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Seem fine

Got these for my 31 year old son, he climbs better in these than the rental ones

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A comfortable volume climbing shoe

I would definitely prefer these shoes for all day climb on moderate grade. The cushioning on heel and upper part adds to the comfort. I used them extensively during the sport climbing trip to Badami. I'm happy with their performance on routes till 7a. For more difficult routes, they weren't suitable for me because the toe box is wide as compared to other performance line from Simond e.g. Edge shoes so, it wouldn't perform very well on very thin edges. Smearing performance is definitely satisfactory; the split sole increases the softness, which makes them excellent for smearing. They are downturned, soft and the velcro closure system makes it easy to put on and take off. There is no provision for keeping the permanent so, after long term use, they will flatten out. As far as indoor climbing usage is concerned, for top roping and lead climbing, it is suitable. For bouldering, not so much. My street size according to decathlon sizing is 43(UK 8.5) and I used size 40(UK 6.5) of these climbing shoes. But I'm quite comfortable wearing them. Overall, a good pair of shoes to have for advance intermediates who are climbing around 6b-6c as redpoint grades and for advanced climbers who need to have all day comfy shoes in their pack for multi pitch trad/sport climbs.

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Composition

Outer sole of

  • 100% Rubber - Synthetic

Upper of

  • 65% Polyamide
  • 35% Polyurethane

Lining and sock of

  • 100% Polyester cationic

Sizing recommendations

For beginner climbers, we recommend choosing a shoe the same size as your normal size. For intermediate climbers, we recommend choosing a shoe 1 size smaller than your normal size.

Shoe shape

Straight climbing shoe with flat profile. Ensures comfort.

Sole

XS Grip material is designed and made by VIBRAM. It ensures excellent grip, no matter where you’re climbing.

Origin

Imported

Product testing

Designed by our teams in the Chamonix valley (France) at the foot of Mont Blanc. Our technical partners test them in the field to validate product claims.

Storage instructions

Avoid heat (cars in summer, proximity to a heat source) and humidity. Store in a cool, dry place.

 

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