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  • Inspired by a retro running shoe, the Runner embodies simple aspects of classic footwear while retaining the functionality of a high-performance climbing shoe. With a three point closure system and thick padded tongue, the Runner is sure to provide comfort while maintaining high performance for the intermediate to advanced climber.

    Due to the deep discount of this item, returns are limited to store credit only.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 72 reviews
Great shoes, great customer service...

I got these shoes in October, and they were just a half size small. I was able to exchange them for the next size up. The customer service is awesome and super helpful. Been climbing in them twice a week since I got them and they seem to be holding up well. These are actually fairly comfortable while still maintaining a good fit. Definitely recommend.

Sizing matters!

I normally wear a 6.5 shoe so I bought the 6.5 size runner and it was still very tight. (I have really long toes so that doesn't help) However, that is to be expected as you want a tight fit for a better climbing experience. This is my first pair of climbing shoes - I have only rented before but these were such a great deal I couldn't pass them up. Make sure you understand the sizing as climbing shoes always run small and it takes time to break in. I actually tried on shoes at REI to help find the fit. All climbing shoes run differently but these would be on the smaller side in my opinion. I actually wore them around my house for a little while to help break them in. They've started to feel better after a couple climbing sessions and are definitely solid shoes with a great grip. I bought the wrong shoes the first time and had to get a refund and repurchase again. It was a bit of a process to return, get a refund, and repurchase - I do wish I could've just exchanged them. The color is very cool, a little bright for me, but honestly after one climb, your shoe will have chalk on them and look less bright. I wish they could stock them at REI so I could've tried them on there. I would definitely purchase again especially for the price!

Awesome shoes!

I've had a few pairs of climbing shoes and these are by far my favorite. If you get the right size, they are snug enough to be aggressive but the thick padded tongue still makes them comfortable (for climbing shoes, that is)! My only complaint is that I've only had them for 7 months and the rubber is breaking off of the toes. I'm not sure if this is just from me climbing frequently in them, but it seems like they started to break down more quickly than other shoes I've had in the past. I love them so much that I ordered a couple more pairs despite this though!

very impressed

Last time I was this excited over a pair of shoes, they would light up when I walked.(I was six) Fit is exactly as described, 1.5 sizes bigger than street shoes. Performance...excellent on smaller footholds, smears very good. Ill be getting another pair of SoiLL shoes.

Great performance great looks

the shoes are awesome no doubts. Wish I would have listened to the sizing chart, got my street size and they are just too tight. But they perform amazing, light and sticky


Featuring Military Grade Dark Matter Rubber originally Developed for the US Navy Seals

  • So iLL Climbing Shoe The Runner being used for bouldering
So iLL Climbing Shoe The Runner outer product shot
So iLL Climbing Shoe The Runner top product shot

Premium Materials

The padded tongue, breathable mesh upper, and thin lining offers comfort and reliability. Crafted with synthetic materials to create a long lasting fit (minimal stretch) and a three point velcro closure system, the Runner is a supreme climbing shoe blending fashion and function.

Advanced Features

A medium stiffness highly downturned toe provides precision in technical or steep overhung climbing. The fish-hook thin midsole enhances edging power for gym and outdoor climbing.

So iLL Climbing Shoe The Runner bottom product shot
So iLL Climbing Shoe The Runner inner product shot


Originally formulated for the United States Navy Seals to ensure security in foot placement during approaches and now employed by the Runner. The Runner features all blue "Dark Matter" rubber, a member of the "UnParallel Rubber" family, a sticky colored outsole rubber and the first ever of it’s kind.

  • So iLL Climbing Shoe The Runner is paired with teal so ill active jeans

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