Who should buy the Butora Wing

The Butora Wing finds its stride in the vertical world. Hikers stated that it gives support and protection throughout the changing features on your big wall pursuits. They also mentioned that this shoe delivers a fantastic performance on edges and impressive performance on cracks.

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Who should not buy the Butora Wing

Hikers who tested this shoe stated that they wish this shoe could be more comfortable and lighter. They stated that this shoe is unamusingly heavy. If you are looking for a shoe that is capable of addressing a variety of approach-specific challenges with as much mobility as possible, you might want to check the Arc'teryx Konseal LT.

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The Butora Wing has been updated to provide enhanced utility and aesthetics. The following are some of its improvements:

  • The randing around its forefoot covers a greater area than the one seen in its former self. With it, users can perform toe jams with increased grip and protection.
  • Unlike the version that came before it, the refreshed Wing now comes with perforations on both sides for extra breathability.
  • Its pointier front profile translates to easier access to slots and similar openings.

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Features of the Butora Wing

  • NEO Fuse sticky rubber outsole with integrated braking
  • NEO Zone flat climbing surface
  • Breathable sewn mesh tongue to prevent debris entry
  • Dual grab loops for easy on/off
  • 360 degree NEO rubber randing
  • Quick Type Lace lacing system
  • Breathable suede upper
  • Heel hugging lace system for precision fit

Superb traction on wet and dry surfaces

Hikers mentioned that this shoe provides all the wet and dry traction needed for scrambling boulders and scree fields to hiking down muddy trails. 

Butora Wing outsole

Excellent power transfer

Many hikers were impressed with this shoe. They stated that it delivers excellent power transfer on toe downs, and bites hard on edges while still flexing enough for solid smears.

Butora Wing midsole

Secure fit

Hikers mentioned that its heel hugging lace system provides them with a precision fit.

Butora Wing secure fit

Durable comfort

Hikers stated that this shoe features a durable comfort from a multilayer suede upper that is joined with more friction rubber heel and toe randing for the best all-around approach shoe performance.

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Butora Wing vs. La Sportiva TX2

In this comparison, the Wing is pitted against one of La Sportiva’s high-quality approach shoes—the TX2. Find out their differences in the following points:

Weight factor. There is about 200 g of difference between the two competing shoes, with the TX2 taking the lightweight crown.

Breathability. While the Wing has vent holes on both its sides, its rival is more breathable thanks to its knit upper.

Rubber rand. The Wing’s 360-degree rand provides climbing traction in every direction. The TX2s, on the other hand, is thinner and segmented, delivering enhanced flexibility.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 492g
Features: Tongue Pull Loop / Heel brake
Material: Leather, Mesh
Top: Low
BRAND Brand: Butora
Closure: Lace-to-toe
Randing: Full

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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.