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Octan

P3676Z15102
(3)
$85.10
$155.18

The Red Chili Octan is a sensitive downturned shoe with a pre-tensioning system for more toe power. It also features a one-piece heel cup, split sole and a triple velcro strap closure: The Octan has precision and sensitivity in abundance.

  • Hardcore Boulder and performance shoe for highest level and hardest routes
  • Asymmetric last
  • Downturn tow with concave sole construction
  • Preshaped midsole to keep the shape
  • 3 VCR closupe straps
  • Elastic neopren innersock for tight fit
  • Synthetic upper to keep shape and size of the shoe
  • Leather footbed for comfort and nonslip positioning of the foot
  • Molded heelcup for precise hooking and robust, long wearing
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How I choose the correct size?

All climbing shoe models fit differently. We put together our 'shoeculator' to help you find the right size in a new model, compared to your old climbing shoes or street shoes.

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This sizing advice is based on two pairs of brand new shoes. Leather shoes tend to stretch more than synthetic shoes. When switching from synthetic to leather you may want to select a smaller size.

The Red Chili Octan is a sensitive downturned shoe with a pre-tensioning system for more toe power. It also features a one-piece heel cup, split sole and a triple velcro strap closure: The Octan has precision and sensitivity in abundance.

  • Hardcore Boulder and performance shoe for highest level and hardest routes
  • Asymmetric last
  • Downturn tow with concave sole construction
  • Preshaped midsole to keep the shape
  • 3 VCR closupe straps
  • Elastic neopren innersock for tight fit
  • Synthetic upper to keep shape and size of the shoe
  • Leather footbed for comfort and nonslip positioning of the foot
  • Molded heelcup for precise hooking and robust, long wearing

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Reviews & ratings

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Based on 3 ratings
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Product reviews (1)

Jeremy Rodgers
Jeremy Rodgers
Jan 23, 2016

I was eagerly awaiting the next generation of Red Chilis to come out but I was a little apprehensive buying them online since they weren't stocked in any shops so I couldn't go and try them on first!

My street shoe size is UK11/EUR45/46 and I did what I usually do with climbing shoes and went a size down. I ordered the UK10 and when I tried them it was EXCRUCIATING to put any pressure on my toes or even try balancing on the skirting board in my house! Granted these are performance shoes and the downturn pushes your foot into the toe box but this was too much pain for me. I returned them (special delivery since they are over £100) and requested the UK11. BF switched them free of charge and they arrived about a week later (they had to order UK11 size in). After trying the larger size I was very pleased with the fit. I think Red Chili have gone the way of sizing their shoes based on regular shoe sizes like a number of other manufacturers have. The toe box is snug and there is no excess room (I have slightly narrow, flat-ish feet with very long toes). The only trade off with the larger size is that there is a small amount of room in the heel cup but I haven't found this to be a problem when heel hooking.

About the performance, I have been using these regularly three times a week now for about three months at my local indoor centre (Newcastle) over the winter. It took a few sessions to get the rubber flexible and to fit the shape of my feet, and for the grip to get nice and sticky. To prolong their life (and save my feet) I don't wear them when I'm not climbing and put them on right before beginning a route. Compared to other performance shoes I notice the benenfits of the pointed downturned toe when climbing routes 6C and above with very small holds and ledges. The flexibility in the centre of the shoe helps with getting all my power to my toes when pushing off holds and the heel cup has good grip lines in it. When toe hooking and heel hooking I haven't found the rubber to be slippy yet.

Overall I'm very pleased with these shoes and I think that they have helped me make gains in my performance. They probably won't make much of a difference if you are climbing below 6B compared to mid-range shoes but as I said I notice the improvement in performance at 6C and especially 7A and above. If you are trying to get to 6C but find that your feet keep slipping off challenging holds and you can't get all your power to your toes, then these shoes may help you advance.

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