Who should buy the Ocun Pearl LU

The Pearl LU is yet another phenomenal Ocun climbing shoe, thanks largely to its send-worthy features and traits. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a climbing shoe that permits users to perform tricky maneuvers efficiently. 
  • Prefer a climbing shoe that is completely devoid of any kind of animal substance.
  • Prefer a climbing shoe that can be used for sports routes and slab climbing, whether indoors or outdoors.

Ocun Pearl LU logo

The Ocun Pearl LU's profile

Downturn. The Pearl LU is part of Ocun’s roster of aggressively downturned rock climbing shoes. As such, it comes with an extremely downward camber, which encourages the forefoot to engage barely-there footholds, such as micro-edges and nubbins. Since it is such a highly downturned shoe, its provision of comfort may only last single-pitch problems.

Ocun Pearl LU profile

Applications. This aggressive Ocun gear can be used for sports routes and slab climbing, whether indoors or outdoors. It is sufficiently equipped for tackling overhanging terrain and vertical faces alike.

Fit

The Ocun Pearl LU is a low-cut shoe for male and female climbers. It is a unisex product, which requires women to size down a full size to achieve a precise and comfy fit. It favors the Egyptian and Greek toe types. The former is characterized by tapering toes starting from the big toe. The latter, on the other hand, has the second toe as the longest.

Ocun Pearl LU fit

Thanks to its mild asymmetry, the foot is likely to bend inward within its synthetic confines. A marginal amount of stretch might occur in this shoe with regular use. Its lace-up closure delivers lockdown personalization.

Excellent adhesive power

Thanks to the CAT 1.5 rubber outsole, climbing enthusiasts can ascend heights in the Pearl LU with enough adhesive power.

Ocun Pearl LU outsole

Excellent surface traction

It comes engineered with Grippin Edge—an added feature that doubles down on surface traction, especially in pockets and on thin edges. For longevity, Ocun designers gave it a thickness of 4 millimeters.

Ocun Pearl LU outsole 1

Excellent underfoot flexibility

The Pearl LU grants users additional support with its 2D Fit midsole. Since it is built softer than usual, the shoe has adequate flexibility underfoot. 

Ocun Pearl LU midsole

Comfortable cushioning

It comes with an insole made of canvas for added cushioning.

Ocun Pearl LU insole

Easy to wear

The foot is enclosed within the Pearl LU’s microfiber upper. A pair of strategically placed synthetic pull loops are stationed at its heel for on and off assistance. 

Ocun Pearl LU easy to wear

Ocun shoemakers wrapped its lower perimeter with adequate randing for lateral and hooking grip. Its closure system consists of combination eyelets and flat lace.

Nice to know

  • Tomas Mrazek, a professional Czech rock climber, wore the Ocun Pearl LU in the 2004 Lead World Cup, which he won.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 212g
Construction: Vegan
Closure: Lace-up
Fit: Performance fit
Downturn: Aggressive
Environment: Indoor, Outdoor
Material: Synthetic

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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.