Lowa Rocket Lace
Performance all-around climbing, bouldering, sport
The shoes have a wider toebox, so are good for high-volume feet. Our tester wore 1.5 sizes down from his SS size.
Semi- symmetrical, mildly downturned last; split- grain leather upper; lace- up closure; slingshot rand; semi- stiff 1.2mm microfiber midsole; 5mm XS Grip sole
Our tester appreciated the performance-comfort mix, noting that the shoe was “pretty damn comfy” for an aggressive model—the ample toebox prevented lateral squishing. He gave the Rocket high marks for jessery, thanks largely to the versatile lacing system; it edged well, too, and was great on long pitches.