Who should buy the Unparallel Up Lace

The Unparallel Up Lace is meant primarily for bouldering. Climbers stated that all the necessary components were included in this shoe and it made this shoe has a competent crack climbing shoe. They also loved this shoe because they can use this shoe for indoor and outdoor shoes.

Who should not buy the Unparallel Up Lace

According to a reviewer, the laces of this climbing shoe come undone easily, especially in cracks. Also, climbers were disappointed because of its inability to remain stink-free in longer climbing sessions. If you need stronger forefoot-to-feature adhesion or a platform that will not give in wherever you place your toes on, you might want to check the La Sportiva Kubo.

Unparallel Up Lace notable features

  • The Unparallel Up Lace, hailed by the brand as one of their stiffest offerings, is built for precision, specifically where edges are concerned. Thanks to its unlined construction, climbers can get as much responsiveness out of it as possible.
  • Its highly resilient sole unit does most of the heavy lifting in this rock shoe. It consists of the Up Lace’s single-piece midsole and sticky RH outsole.

Excellent edging performance

Climbers stated that they are given ample tenacity underfoot in the Unparallel Up Lace and they mentioned that it renders an excellent performance, especially on edge-type surfaces.

Adequately stiff and supportive

Climbers get their daily dose of climbing support from the Up Lace’s adequately stiff midsole. They stated that it gives them a platform on which edging can be performed without too much leg strain. 

Long-wearing and easy to wear

Many climbers were amazed at its synthetic shell because it is highly durable. Also, they noticed that this shoe offers two pull loops that assist and made them easy to wear.

Grippy toe patch

Climbers applauded the shoe's toe patch. They stated that it gives them extra latching power on toe hooks.

Secure foothold

Climbers mentioned that it is capable of providing a secure foothold on mountable protrusions. They also stated that it has a combination of flexibility and stiffness, which grants them the ability to pull off a wide variety of maneuvers.

The Unparallel Up Lace's closure system and lock down security

This Unparallel offering is a low-top rock climbing shoe for men. With its upper is mostly synthetic, it provides only a little bit of stretch—no more than half an inch—with time and regular use. They only stated that with its lace-up closure, it secures their foot lockdown. Also, this shoe provides protection against abrasions.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 11.6oz
Closure: Lace-up
Fit: Performance fit
Downturn: Moderate
Environment: Indoor, Outdoor
Material: Synthetic
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.