Who should buy the Butora Acro

The Acro is yet another Butora masterpiece whose strengths far outweigh a couple of missteps. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a climbing shoe that is engineered with technologies that help climbers approach technical boulder problems.
  • Prefer a climbing shoe that provides the excellent edging capability.
  • Prefer a climbing shoe that supplies users with sufficient grip on a variety of rocky features.

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Secure grip on a variety of surfaces

This climb-centric footgear from Butora gives the foot a secure grip on a variety of surfaces thanks to its brand-exclusive outsole, called NEO Fuse. It is made of long-wearing rubber with a thickness of 4 mm.

Butora Acro outsole

Provides solid and supportive forefoot platform 

Giving the Acro a solid and supportive forefoot platform is its ABS midsole. Its design actively channels exerted effort onto the tip of the downturned toe zone, thereby granting increased face climbing precision and control.

Butora Acro midsole

Stiff midsole

Its stiffness promises to retain the aggressive camber of the shoe.

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Exellent toe hooking performance

The Butora Acro’s upper is one part synthetic and one part natural leather. It has a liner made of microfiber. Almost the entire forefoot region comes with heavy-duty randing for grip in scenarios where toe hooking is required. What covers the base of the upper and the heel zone is the same reinforcing material.

Butora Acro upper

Easy to wear

Fit management is handled by the shoe’s closure system which consists of a triple-fork hook-and-loop strap. The ones responsible for on-and-off convenience, however, are the two pull loops attached to the Acro’s heel.

Butora Acro laces

Butora Acro vs. La Sportiva Solution

In the world of footwear, competition is always present, and climbing kicks are not exempt from this fact. Case in point: many people compare Butora’s Acro with La Sportiva’s Solution. Consider the aspects that set them apart below:

Width options. If you are looking for either a narrow or wide climbing shoe, chances are you will not have to look past the Acro. Indeed, the featured product in this head-to-head is offered in both narrow and wide options. The piece from La Sportiva, on the other hand, is only offered in standard width.

Rand coverage. The Butora Acro has a noticeably wider rand coverage than the Solution, especially around the toe and instep parts. That said, the forefoot rand seen in the competition comes with patterns and grooves, hinting at a thicker construction overall.

Pricing. While both climb-centric products are meant for bouldering and sport climbing, only one of them has a cheaper price tag. On the pricing front, the Acro takes the crown for being about $25 less than the La Sportiva Solution.

Weight. The Butora is about 10 grams lighter than its rival. The weight difference may be minimal, but for the weight purists, the winner could be gold.

Caring tips for your Butora Acro shoes

  • Doff your kicks between climbs. Doing so enables your feet and shoes to dry.
  • After each climbing day, use a damp cloth to wipe the footbed and the liner. 
  • You can spot clean the pair using alcohol. Dilute the solution in water first.
  • Use a toothbrush if cleaning the dirt is difficult.
  • Do not soak the leather parts because they might stiffen or get damaged.
  • A small amount of alcohol can be used to wipe the sole.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 250g
Construction: Slip lasted
Closure: Velcro
Fit: Performance fit
Downturn: Aggressive
Environment: Indoor, Outdoor
Material: Leather, Synthetic

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Author
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.