Vertika Slipper

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Key feature
it offers both toe-box precision and sensitivity and surprising hooking options thanks to heel construction. Exceptional grip with Vibram XS grip rubber
Users reviews
3.88 / 5 170 ratings

Products benefits

Stiff sole and precise toe box for secure hold on small footholds.
Anatomic design
Choose tight shoe for optimum precision.
Vibram XS grip rubber compound. Excellent grip and resistance to wear.
Easy dressing
Fastens with 2 rip-tabs making it quick put on an take off.


4 to 10
Half sizes
5 to 8½
Outer sole of : 100.0% Rubber - Synthetic Upper of : 70.0% Leather - Bovine - Split, Upper of : 30.0% Polyurethane (PU) Lining and sock of : 70.0% Leather - Bovine - Split, Lining and sock of : 30.0% Polyurethane (PU)
Designed to :
big wall, indoor climbing or bouldering.
2 years


warm the outsole by rubbing with your hand before climbing (making rubber instantly sticky to avoiding wearing in first minutes of use due to outsole slipping on the rock because it is cold); clean the rubber after climbing (before it cools so dust doesn't stick).
Storage Tips
avoid very hot or damp areas (in the car during summer, near a heat source); Store in a cool, dry place.

Additional information

Shoe shape
asymmetrical in shape and designed around the big toe, to optimise foothold on small holds. Not suitable for people with Morton's toe. Suitable for technical climbing.
Midsole and outsole: XS GRIP Vibram® rubber, excellent grip and resistance to wear.
breathable lorica® synthetic leather (flexible and precise) in forefoot areas, leather upper. Fastens with 2 rip-tabs.

Users reviews

3.88 / 5 170 ratings
127 users recommended this product

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  • Woman
    30-39 years old
    21 March 2019
    Use since 3 to 6 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Worst Climbing Shoes Ever

    The title says it all. I don't think the designers ever tried these shoes for climbing. It has been 3 months, and it is going to bin.

    Brand response :

    Hello Balkose Ayse,

    I am sorry to hear that the Vertika Climbing Shoes were not up to the standard that your required. Would you be able to send me more details as to why you are unhappy withe the Vertika climbing shoes so that I can pass this on to the designers.

    Many thanks and once again apologies for the Vertika's not meeting your expectations.

    Joseph Sutton | UK Product Expert

  • Man
    20-29 years old
    17 May 2018
    Use since 1 week or less
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    way too small, complicated return process....

    im size 10, got 9.5, don't fit and started an "exchange". Given the only option to send the 9.5 by post, which you have to pay for as they dont supply a returns sticker. It should be a simple case of dropping the shoes off at my local decatholon store. Called up my local decatholon store to find this out btw as I never got a email back from 2-3 days ago. I think I have also been charged for the new shoes that were a planned echange.

    Brand response :

    Hello Shane,

    I am sorry to hear that our returns process did not work efficiently for you.

    Any product you would like to return from online can be done in-store as well; you just need to bring the item and the email your received as your receipt and they can exchange, grant a gift card or refund for you.

    I have passed on your feedback to the Customer Services Team.

    Once again I am sorry for your inconvenience.

    Joseph Sutton | UK Product Expert

  • Man
    +60 years old
    18 November 2017
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Replacement for Vaurde Plus Slipper

    I'd previously had the Vaurde Plus slipper but couldn't get on with it due to its single velro fastening which gave poor stability so swoipped to the Vertika slipper which is much better with the twn velcro fastening albeit they are a bit long. The boot is comfy yet tight and so far I don't get much roll on small holds.Climbing in the HVS - E2 F6A-6B category. Friction seems good but its still early days and I'm not sure how much stretch there will be in the boot. Seems a good buy for the money.