Red Chili Spirit VCR
Red Chili’s fiery branding is, thankfully, matched by the performance of its products. The Spirit has a stiff midsole and straight toe, and is another shoe that falls within the all-around technical performance category. The extra-cushioned heal softens impact when jumping off boulders and eases weight transfer while belaying. The VCR straps make throwing them on easy when it’s your turn on the wall. Beware of mild stretch around the toe box.