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Red Chili Ventic Air Lace Climbing Shoe
  • Red Chili Ventic Air Lace Climbing Shoe
  • Red Chili Ventic Air Lace Climbing Shoe
  • Red Chili Ventic Air Lace Climbing Shoe
  • Red Chili Ventic Air Lace Climbing Shoe
  • Red Chili Ventic Air Lace Climbing Shoe
  • Red Chili Ventic Air Lace Climbing Shoe
  • Red Chili Ventic Air Lace Climbing Shoe

Ventic Air Lace

Rating

My vote: None ( 3.5 avg )

Description

A milestone in sustainability! If you are after resource-conserving climbing shoes, then look no further than the VENTIC AIR LACE. All of the textile elements of the upper material, i.e. the fabric, laces, lace loops, and even the pull-on loops, are recycled from post-consumer polyester and produced in line with the Global Recycled Standard (GRS). However, our efforts to protect the environment are not at the expense of the shoe’s performance! Constructed using the VENTIC AIR’s tried-and-tested rand, it promises outstanding comfort and can even be worn for longer periods—for lengthy gym sessions or multi-pitch climbs. The knitted upper ensures excellent breathability while zones with varying degrees of stretch enable a precise fit. The RX-2 TECHGRIP sole offers good edge stability and provides support when standing on small footholds.

Retail price

US$ 119.95
Weight 486 g

Size 7.5 (UK) single: 243 g / 8.6 oz
Size 7.5 (UK) pair: 486 g / 17.1 oz
(we converted ounces to grams)

Closure Type Lace
Gender Unisex
Volume Average
Sizing Information US sizes 4–13, including half sizes
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Best Use (Highest Performance) All-around
Bouldering
Indoor
Asymmetry Low
Tongue Details not provided by the brand
Last Details Shape: Flat (comfort)
Construction: not provided by the brand
Red Chili considers last information super top secret so we can’t define the last types further than the initials PF-10. But, if you find a Red Chili shoe that fits, any Red Chili shoes with the same last initials will fit your foot in a very similar way.
Upper Material 1.8 mm  Recycled polyester knit
Midsole Material not provided by the brand  RC-SUPPORT
Sole Material not provided by the brand  RX-2 Tech Grip
Rand: not provided by the brand
Footbed Lining

Hemp Lining

Other Shoe Versions male female
AVG RATING
4.02
( 4 avg )
Rating
4.02
( 4 avg )

Yay Sustainability, Nay Longevity

Pros
Comfortable
Sustainable
Easy to pull on
Cons
Durability
Rubber Performance
Familiarity
I’ve used it a ton

Things I love:
The sustainability
The comfort - I downsized a bit so my toes are slightly curled but I am able to stand in them for long sessions without being fatigued
The lacing systems - Easy to lace and unlace

Things I love:
The sustainability
The comfort - I downsized a bit so my toes are slightly curled but I am able to stand in them for long sessions without being fatigued
The lacing systems - Easy to lace and unlace

Things I don't love or hate:
Fit - shoes fit a bit narrow compared to other Red Chili's I have owned (4 pairs now)

Things I hate:
Durability - the sole rubber has torn/chunked off at the toe a bit, the rand rubber is thin and has worn through prematurely, the lacing system has started stretching, the knit has torn slightly
Performance - the rubber just doesnt seem to stick as well when smearing and the midsole/toe box isnt stiff enough to work well when edging

Summary: Despite everything above I still think these are decent shoes. They are inexpensive and the performance is what I would expect for this type of shoe (flat, beginner oriented). I would recommend these as a starter shoes but would not purchase them as a crag shoe again.

Rock and Run Gear Review no rating given just a review

A milestone for comfort and sustainability, the Ventic Air Lace is the nicest on-the-foot experience I've ever had from a climbing shoe and has become a valued asset to my climbing shoe collection. Sure, the Ventic Air Lace won't be your number one choice for hard bouldering or sport climbing red points but it has found a place as my super comfy go-to for easy training sessions and adventurous routes outside. A surprising delight, I can't get enough of the Ventic Air Lace, you might even see me wearing them down to the shops!

Ventic Air Lace Shoe Details