Who should buy the Butora Altura

With the generous benefits offered by the Butora Altura, future owners can conquer heights in it efficiently. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a climbing shoe that can take on big walls without compromising performance. 
  • Prefer a climbing shoe that has a slip-last construction for all-day performance.
  • Prefer a climbing shoe that provides excellent rock adherence.

Butora Altura logo

Excellent slab adherence

The thick Neo Fuse outsole (a feature also present in the Butora Acro) of the Altura maximizes its adherence on slabs.

Butora Altura outsole

Sticky hooks

Its rubber extends at the back of the shoe, providing extra stickiness when hooking.

Butora Altura outsole 1

Provides edging and smearing support

This Butora offering carries a semi-flexible midsole. It allows climbers to slip into tiny cracks while providing support when edging and smearing. 

Butora Altura midsole

Keeps the foot fresh and underfoot comfort

Promoting comfort and freshness underfoot is a moisture-wicking split leather footbed. 

Butora Altura midsole 2

Butora’s Altura comes with a sturdy German leather upper that conforms to the foot and yields a decent amount of breathability. Its interior is lined with 100% organic hemp that helps control stretch and odor. 


An open-cell Poron foam tongue increases comfort, especially when jamming. A closed-cell foam pads the ankle zone for extra protection. The rubber rand that surrounds the base of the upper shields against abrasion. 

Butora Altura upper

Easy to wear

There are tabs attached at the back of the shoe to facilitate easy on and off. Lastly, its closure system employs a flat lace that passes through nine pairs of eyelets.

Butora Altura easy to wear

Additional Info

  • Individuals who are interested in mid-height rock climbing shoes may also look at the TC Pro from La Sportiva and Maestro Mid from Scarpa.


Facts / Specs

Construction: Slip lasted
Closure: Lace-up
Fit: Comfort fit
Downturn: Neutral
Environment: Outdoor
Material: Leather
Lining: Lined

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Teddy Dondanville
Teddy Dondanville

Teddy is a professionally trained Apprentice Rock Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and a Wilderness First Responder with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Besides guiding outdoor rock climbing, Teddy also has years of experience in route setting and coaching climbing indoors. Through his guiding, route setting, and coaching, Teddy has experimented with climbing shoes for over a decade.