How to get a perfect fit

Over recent years it has become common place for climbers to try to squeeze their feet into the smallest size shoe, possible. Equating pain with performance. The Butora Brand is built around the belief that it doesn’t have to be painful to perform. Our shoes are the most comfortable, well performing shoes on the market today. Our unique design, premium quality materials and one of a kind sizing standard has created a stir amongst climbers who seem to climb even stronger when their feet are not screaming in agony. Micro-holds, edging, pockets, etc. if your feet need it, it should not hurt to stick it, “Bootorah!”

We have outlined our Butora Sizing standard below, as well as a few suggestions for each shoe.

Butora shoes are based on your street shoe size. We don’t care what you wear in other brands, we care what you wear when you want performance and comfort. We are moving away from female/male specific shoes and moving toward a high volume/low volume approach that allows the customer to customize their fit and choose a color that best fits their personality.

See below for our sizing suggestions, remember all feet are different, these are our recommendations based on hundreds of demos and thousands of testimonials from customers who love and use our products. As well as one guy who didn’t like our shoes fit. We even listened to his suggestion.

Acro

  1. Orange Acro – High Volume Wide FitThis high volume, wide fit shoe fits true to your street shoe for steep sport climbing. Size a 1/2 size down from your street shoe for bouldering. This shoe has a ton of rubber over the toe, so if fit properly, it will have very minimal stretch. It will meld to your foot and reshape a bit to your contours, so it fits perfectly, but it will not stretch unless you shove your foot into a size way too small. If you have any pain, go up a half size.
    Example: Street Shoe: US 9. Tight fit – 8.5. Comfortably tight – 9.


  2. Blue Acro – Low Volume Narrow Fit - This low volume, narrow fit shoe fits true to your street shoe for steep sport climbing. Size a 1/2 size down from your street shoe for bouldering.
    Example: Street Shoe: US 9. Tight fit – 8.5. Comfortably tight – 9

Endeavor Models

  1. Moss Endeavor (green) – High Volume Wide Fit -- Size up, yes up, a half-size from your street shoe size for a tight, aggressive fit, or a full-size for a more comfortable fit.This shoe has a 100% organic hemp lining to prevent stretch and odor. It will “break in” and conform to your foot, but it will not stretch. SO, if it hurts now, it will hurt later. Get a bigger size.
  2. Sierra Gold Endeavor – Low Volume Narrow Fit -- Size up, yes up, a half-size from your street shoe for a tight, aggressive fit, or full-size for more comfortable fit. This shoe has a 100% organic hemp lining to prevent stretch and odor. It will “break in” and conform to your foot, but it will not stretch. SO, if it hurts now, it will hurt later. Get a bigger size.
  3. Crimson EndeavorHigh Volume Wide Fit – This shoe is cut lower in the heel to accommodate a lower ankle talus, common in women. Size up, yes up, a half size from your street shoe for a tight, aggressive fit, or a full-size for a more comfortable fit. This shoe has a 100% organic hemp lining to prevent stretch and odor. It will “break in” and conform to your foot, but it will not stretch. SO, if it hurts now, it will hurt later. Get a bigger size.
  4. Lavender Endeavor – Low Volume Narrow Fit -- This shoe is cut lower in the heel to accommodate a lower ankle talus, common in women. Size up, yes up, a half size from your street shoe for a tight, aggressive fit, or a full-size for a more comfortable fit. This shoe has a 100% organic hemp lining to prevent stretch and odor. It will “break in” and conform to your foot, but it will not stretch. SO, if it hurts now, it will hurt later. Get a bigger size.


Altura:

  1. Green Altura – High Volume Wide Fit – This shoe is built stiff for support on long trad days, use in cracks, etc. So, these should not be fit or sized like a bouldering or sport climbing shoe. So, Size up half-size for a tight, aggressive fit, or a full-size for more comfortable all-day fit.
  2. Orange Altura – High Volume Wide Fit – This shoe is built stiff for support on long trad days, use in cracks, etc. So, these should not be fit or sized like a bouldering or sport climbing shoe. So, Size up half-size for a tight, aggressive fit, or a full-size for more comfortable all-day fit.

Mantra:

  1. Green Mantra – High Volume Wide Fit – This shoe is board lasted, so it’s super stiff for support on long trad days, use in cracks, etc. These should not be fit or sized like a bouldering or sport climbing shoe. So, Size up half-size for a tight, aggressive fit, or a full-size for more comfortable all-day fit.
  2. Orange Mantra – High Volume Wide Fit – This shoe is board lasted, most climbing shoes are slip lasted, so they are flexible. But this shoe is not, so it’s super stiff for support on long trad days, use in cracks, etc. These should not be fit or sized like a bouldering or sport climbing shoe. So, Size up a half-size for a tight, aggressive fit, or a full-size for more comfortable all-day fit.

Libra

Libra – Regular Fit – Our only female specific shoe and design. This lace-up shoe fits a women’s foot a full size larger then your street shoe for a comfortably snug fit. If you have a narrow foot, size a half size up.