Mantra Green EE
This is the essential shoe for the trad climber who does toe jams on splitter cracks, heel-and-toe jams on off-widths, and smearing on friction slabs. Designed with the trad climber in mind, this old school style shoe is super supportive and extremely durable. Built-in Poron memory foam padding protect your foot and allows for comfortable climbing. The asymmetrical last and stiff midsole provide all-day support, and with a German hydrovelour split leather, 100% organic hemp lining, and board-last construction, this shoe will be with you for all of your sends!
• This neo-classic lace-up climbing shoe is made for traditionalists
• Toe jamming won’t be so painful with built-in memory foam padding and extra side rubber patches
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US sizes 5-13|
|Best Use (Highest Performance)||Trad / Crack|
|Last Details|| Shape: Arched (technical)|
Construction: Board Lasted
|Upper Material||Hydrovelour Split Leather|
As the two testers who shared a pair of the lace-up, regular fit (orange), flat-lasted Mantras said, “These were a great trad shoe for long pitches or vertical to under-vertical terrain.” (The shoes also come in a green, wide-fit version, shown here.) The Mantras fit comfortably but were initially quite stiff (they have a full-length injection midsole) and took concerted break-in—10-plus pitches. Testers rocked them on trad and all-around terrain on granite and sandstone, and said the Neo Fuse sole was fantastic for edging and, eventually, smearing. “One might not want to do any technical heel hooking, but instead stand on the credit-card-edge alternative,” said our tester. The shoes also had good coverage (a mid-height cuff) for wider cracks.