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The New Zero


  • When Jason Kehl FA’d his ultra-modern v13 test piece, “The New Zero,” in Southern Illinois, it marked a new level for Jason and a new benchmark for technical climbing.

    Inspired by this commitment to pushing boundaries, The New Zero was born. A new performance benchmark for So iLL shoes and for your climbing.

    The New Zero boasts the performance of a sensitive slipper with the stability of a strapped shoe. One of the most soft/high performing shoes in our line. The New Zero performs on steep overhanging bouldering as well as the smallest of smears. Designed for advanced and elite climbers, The New Zero allows for full sensitivity to nuanced footholds and technical bouldering demands.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 120 reviews
Kirill Kravchenko
Soft but Good Edging

Street size 8.5M, NZ size 9.5M
Had to use plastic bag to get inside the shoe the first time. After that no need for plastic bag. Soft shoe with good smearing and good edging if the size is not too big. The feeling is very close to Scarpa Drago. The soil is a bit less durable than grip2 but not that far off. Good quality shoes, recommend, especially given the price.

Tim Ma
Fantastic soft shoe

Primarily use these indoors on plastic and they are great for that. Super soft shoe plus super soft rubber = shoe that is super sticky. The toe rubber is great for hooking and also flexes so that my toes aren't getting smashed when they're knuckled up. I had heard that the sole doesn't have a ton of longevity but I've had these for about 4 months climbing 3-4 days a week and the edge is just beginning to round off. The heel is also nice and sensitive for hooking on bits of plastic big or small. Surprisingly good at standing on small edges too given its softness. Followed the sizing chart and got a men's 9. Really hard to get on your foot in but once you're in it's like a sock.

Only nitpick are the pull tabs. Not very securely attached given how difficult it can be to get your foot in.

Sami Picard
Great shoe

Very very comfortable for a really good agressive shoe. Never felt as snug and comfortable and heels are incredible zero gaps I am really impressed 👍

Kim D
Great sensitive shoe

Very sensitive comfortable shoe. The zero is my third pair of Soill bouldering shoes and my favorite yet.

first climbing shoe

Incredibly happy with this. Went a full size up from my street size, ended up with a fit perfect for gym sessions. Comfy upper, super sticky, good mix of feel and protection.


  • So iLL athlete Toshi Takeuchi climbs in the So iLL New Zero Climbing Shoe
  • So iLL athlete Toshi Takeuchi climbs in the So iLL New Zero Climbing Shoe
  • So iLL athlete Claire Bukowski climbs in the So iLL New Zero Climbing Shoe
So iLL New Zero Climbing Shoe outer profile
So iLL New Zero Climbing Shoe top profile

Perfectly Soft

The synthetic vegan upper fits like a slipper, and the fabric is normally used on the inside of durable work boots in the footwear industry. For a shoe at this level, it is incredibly comfortable. The thread we use for the upper is specially made in the southeast as one of the softest threads in the world, and cannot be felt in the toe box. This shoe is sensitive and every detail matters when performing at a high level.

No Hot Spots

The toe rubber meets the rand by butting up together, with no overlapping. This is incredibly hard to do in production and provides no hot spots.

So iLL New Zero Climbing Shoe bottom profile
So iLL New Zero Climbing Shoe inner profile

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