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CaVa Runout Shoe Review

16-Dec-2010
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CaVa Runout, $80

  • Steep rock: 1 Star
  • Face climbing: 2 Star
  • Long routes: 4.5 Star
  • Upper: Leather, lined
  • Rubber: 5mm Stealth Black Magic

It's good to see a shoe that's unashamedly trad. With laces that run to the tip of the toe, stout rands, a rounded toe box and a stiff, flat sole, the Runout could have been teleported from the 1980s. Fashionable? No. Practical? You bet! We subtracted half a star from the Runout's long-route rating because some climbers might want higher performance. However, this is a great first shoe for novice climbers who spend more time outdoors than in the gym, and a good choice for anyone tackling rough, adventurous terrain. At $80, it sports a 1980s price tag, too.

+Solid, affordable multi-pitch shoe.

- Is that a bandanna on your head?

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