Acro Wide Fit
The Butora Acro is a comfortable down-turned performance climbing shoe wrapped in our NEO Fuse sticky rubber that is best suited for steep sport climbing and bouldering. From toe hooks to heel hooks and everything in between, the Acro will help you send your hardest project in comfort right out of the box.
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|Closure Type||Slipper Velcro|
US sizes 4-13|
|Best Use (Highest Performance)||
Sport / Face|
|Last Details|| Shape: Downturned (performance)|
|Upper Material||Synthetic and Natural Leather|
|Midsole Material||Custom blend ABS injected mid-sole|
|Sole Material||NEO Fuse Sticky Rubber|
A favourite amongst wide-footed climbers, the Butora Acro snuck onto the climbing scene in 2015 and quickly became known as a high performance sport and bouldering shoe that can compete with the biggest names in the game. For those of you who haven’t heard of Butora, this Korean company burst onto the climbing scene in 2014 under the ownership of Nam Hee Do – a man with some serious climbing shoe credentials having worked with various shoe manufactures (including Five Ten and Evolv) for decades. The company’s attention to detail is also second to none, with hardly any glue visible on the outside of the shoe.
Once in great moon, I seem to catch it right; a warm wind, a low tide, and morning of solitude. One thing I can always count on while climbing at Panther is sandy holds. Both footholds and handholds are more often than not, caked with sand. Holds are rounded, sculpted and altered by the ever-changing disposition of the Great Pacific. Butora rubber held well on the semi-wet, sandy footholds and I felt pretty solid heal-and toe hooking across a project that has stumped me for the past six months.
All in all, I have to admit that the Acro is a shoe to take note of.
The Acro helped our testers float up limestone sport climbs in Sinks Canyon, WY, edge on the granite patina of the City of Rocks in Idaho, and even send a few crack climbs in Yosemite Valley. We were psyched to find out that Butora is yet another company producing an excellent product to help us do what we love best.
The Acro comes equipped with a huge patch of rubber over the toe; a boon for any toe hook or bicycle foot placement maneuver. The Velcro on the strap is supper gripy and the large Velcro contact area sewn onto the body of the shoe helps to accommodate different foot volumes. Finally, I found the Acro’s heal to be fairly locker considering how comfortable it was, the rubber was as sticky as any I have used, and durability was excellent.
Overall, I have zero complaints about my Acros and continue to be impressed by and grateful for how comfortable they are. I give them five stars, as did the two other reviews on the website, and will not be buying shoes from any other brand for a while. It’s also nice not having the same shoes as anyone else at the crag—you never have to worry about getting them mixed up.