Ocun Oxi climbing shoe review by HoldBreaker climber Ben Preston.
This shoe is a new design of developed bouldering shoe, using the super Grippin S rubber on the toe patch to allow solid toe hooks. The heel is also made of the S rubber, meaning that you can trust the heel on even the smallest edges.
The shoe itself is fairly aggressive but flexible, allowing the best of both worlds. The slipper-style Oxi has one Velcro strap, however the slipper is tight enough for the narrower feet as well as the wider feet. This style of shoe is great for long training sessions or projecting as it’s easy to slip on and off, whilst still being a trusty shoe.
Overall personal response:
Simple, the Oxi is great! Sometimes shoes of this price can seem like a good deal, however they quickly decline. This is not the case with the Oxi and I haven't heard any bad reviews about them.
In fact, the Oxi was recently worn by a finalist in the IFSC Boulder World Cup! Everything seems to work how it should on this shoe; despite the shoe being designed with boulders in mind, I still rate it as a shoe to lead in as well.
I have been climbing in the Oxis for just over a month now and have climbed some of my hardest boulders, leads and my hardest onsight in them. I would genuinely recommend them to all my climbing friends as I know they would not fail them!
- April 23, 2016