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Butora, ( pronounced: Boo-tore-ah), is Korean for persistence and determination: often used as encouragement for climbers, interpreted as, "Go for it", or, "Stick it".
In 2014, Butora Inc was started by Nam Hee Do, who combined with his team, has more than 20 years of climbing shoe manufacturing, design and industry experience. The focus at Butora is design and quality of materials. They have made a conscious choice to maintain that quality whatever the cost, without bowing to profit margins.
Mr Nam introduced his first Butora shoe, the Endeavor, to the South Korean climbing community in 2014. He followed with the Acro in 2015 which was named by Rock and Ice as, “The Best New Climbing Shoe of 2016.” Butora now has a range of different styles, including a lace-up, a retro trad shoe, a one-of-a-kind white-soled markless rental, and children’s shoes, each perfected for its particular purpose. As a collaborator and expert craftsman who gets inspiration directly from the diverse climbing community, Mr Nam integrates the best of climbing into eco-aware, high performing climbing products.
Sizing systems can vary between brands. While US to UK size conversion can be fairly straightforward, UK to European size conversion is often rounded to the nearest half-size which is where confusion can arise. Throw Japanese linear measure and Mondopoint into the mix and it can be quite the challenge to convert from one measurement accurately to another.
As an online company, we value the importance of providing you with the most up to date fit and sizing information to ensure you find the perfect fit the first time. As such, all our size conversion charts are checked regularly and updated based on manufacturer's guidelines and recommendations.
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*Chart based on Butora Adult rock climbing shoe size guides
*Chart based on Butora Kids rock climbing shoe size guides