Verdict from 5 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Many reviewers are convinced that the Red Chili Ventic Air is a pretty versatile rock climbing shoe.
  • Its durability is quite astonishing, according to a moderately experienced sender.
  • The Ventic Air can stick to almost all kinds of surfaces, based on a report.
  • This Red Chili offering is a truly comfortable shoe, a wearer claims.
  • When it comes to breathability, this piece of gear is incredible, says one tester.
  • An owner is very impressed with the Ventic Air’s all-around performance.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe in question leaves a lot desired in the area of rigidity, a user says.

Bottom line

It can be said that the Ventic Air is among Red Chili’s most versatile offerings. It can also be called a grip genius that balances build quality and comfort fairly well.

That said, this rock climbing shoe might not be that remarkable when it comes to stiffness. Overall, the Ventic Air is yet another Red Chili masterpiece—one that promises comfy climbs without requiring its wearers for a replacement anytime soon.

Tip: see the best climbing shoes.

Good to know

-The Red Chili Ventic Air is a shoe that underscores comfort, particularly on longer climbs or multi-pitch projects. Its highly perforated construction promises wearers enhanced breathability in every send attempt.

-Ease of access is a major facet of its design philosophy. As such, Red Chili engineers furnished it with an integrated tongue, which allows for easier on and off.

-The Ventic Air from Red Chili is a vegan-friendly rock climbing shoe. This means that its entirety is made up of animal-free components.

Downturn. Red Chili’s Ventic Air does not come with a downturn, making it a neutral climbing shoe. Since it has no toe camber, its forefoot zone can mount on ledges and other flat projections with relative ease. Downturn-less kicks like the Ventic Air are comfy enough to be put through the wringer, especially on climbs involving multiple pitches.

Applications. This all-around and beginner-friendly climbing shoe is mainly intended for bouldering pursuits. Send enthusiasts may use it both indoors and outdoors.

The Red Chili Ventic Air is a low-collared unisex climbing shoe. The snugness of its fit is linked to its sock-like design. Its mostly synthetic construction leaves only a little room for stretch, while its slight asymmetry translates to a foot that is likely to bend inward within its curved confines.

Among the three toe types, the shoe in question favors “cube” the most. This particular toe type refers to climbers who have level digits—not one toe is taller. For lockdown security, the Ventic Air uses Velcro straps.

Midsole. The Ventic Air comes with a sturdy midsole. With it, senders can stand on tricky protrusions with sufficient support. It comes paired with an anti-bacterial footbed made of odor-blocking hemp.

Outsole. In the area of underfoot stickiness, Ventic Air users have the shoe’s RX-2 outsole to thank. Red Chili designers gave this brand-exclusive 4.5-mm thick component a non-segmented construction, which gives climbers as much contact area as possible.

The vegan-friendly Ventic Air sports a low-top upper made of highly breathable knit fabric. Its forefoot zone is extra sturdy, thanks to its reinforced lining around the toe box. On and off are made more convenient with its seamless tongue and pair of heavy-duty pull tabs.

Cupping its rear region is a moderately tensioned heel rand for hooking traction. The remainder of the shoe’s lower perimeter (forefoot section) is also adequately randed for toe-hooking adhesion.

Completing the Ventic Air’s upper equation is the rock shoe’s Velcro closure. It consists of two adjustable hook-and-loop straps and a pair of resilient buckles.

How Ventic Air compares

This shoe: 75
All shoes average: 80
49 91
This shoe: $85
All shoes average: $105
$70 $200
This shoe: 8.6oz
All shoes average: 8.6oz
6.5oz 11.6oz