- 3.5 mm RH rubber sole
- Extended toe rand rubber
- Midsole stiffness: Hard
- Unlined synthetic upper
- Approx. weight: 380 g (per pair)
- Size: US 4-14 / EU 34-46.5
- Fit: Aggressive downturn-Low volume
- Upper: Synthetic Suede
- Insole: Synthetic Suede
- Tongue: Elastic
- Strap: Webbing
- Rubber: RH rubber
- Single Velcro strap
UP RH / REAL HONOR
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This shoe lasts long. I wear the same size as my street shoes.
Zachary Silberman (verified owner) –
These shoes are sick. Absolutely perfect fit with amazing edging. The rubber is extra sticky and they are holding up way better than my old 5.10 teams. I was a little concerned trying a pair of shoes from a company i’d never demoed, but I’m glad I did. Love these Regulus LVs and the customer service is very helpful. Id recommend these to anyone who finds themselves on steep and hard climbs.
Aaron Hjelt (verified owner) –
This is, without a doubt, one of the finest climbing slippers ever made. UP has distilled the essence of what a climbing shoe should be and needs to be, and has bottled it as the Regulus. I’ve climbed in the LV version about 20 days in the gym and 5 days on rock, and am completely satisfied. In fact, it’s hard for me to describe the feeling of wearing the shoe for climbing, because I forget that it is there. This is exactly the experience a good shoe should be providing.
I chose a 9.0 LV to match the fit of a 7.5 blue Hiangle. These shoes fit almost identically, but some slight refinements in the Regulus seem to fit my foot better. The initial pull-on was very similar to the Hiangles. I did need a bit of plastic shopping back to get the shoe around my instep (to slide the heel in). The elastic has now softened enough that this is no longer necessary. For reference, I wear an 8-8.5 street shoe, so the 9.0 LV (equivalent to a 7.5 non-LV…I refuse to call these shoes “mens” or “womens”) is a downsize of .5-1 size from my street shoe. I do have a high arch, so this allows the slingshot to pull into my foot more. My general feeling would be to size down .5 size from street shoe.
The heel seems to be slightly narrower than the blue Hiangle. It’s pretty close, though. I haven’t tried on a non-LV Regulus, but I’ve been told the heel is wider and the shoe has more volume. If you were happy with the blue Hiangle, I would strongly recommend the LV. Just add 1.5 from your Hiangle size (not the older smurf feet version).
The materials used on the Regulus are well sourced and thought out. The leather has a velvety feel to its face. It feels smooth going on. I found the glove-like fit I was after on about day 6 or 7, and the structure has remained since then. They have not deteriorated or become sloppy. The single velcro strap is the perfect length, and is low profile. The reinforced pull tabs stay out of the way.
I’m very impressed with the rubber. I can’t imagine a better balance between friction, stability, and durability. The style is understated and without pretension. It’s a fabric and rubber glove. This is its form and function.
Overall, I can’t imagine a better performance bouldering shoe. Sure, I’ll wear a more sensitive slipper from time to time when I really need to pull on small edges on steep terrain, but for almost all gym training and rock climbing (bouldering), I’ll have the Regulus LV on my feet.
Nick Pellegrino –
Been using my Regulus LV for 8 months now with a mix between indoor and outdoor and they have taken the beating amazingly. I have a narrower foot so I went with a size 11 which works out to a 9.5 in the non LV.
Best perk of the shoe so far was the no break in period. Out of the box I was wearing them 45min at a time with no hot spots in the shoe.
Would highly recommend for sport or bouldering.
I think I have found the perfect shoe (for me)! The Regulus LV fits me like an absolute dream. I have a medium width forefoot and a narrow/shallow heel and high, low volume arch. I wear a size 7 men’s street shoe (closer to a 39 EU) and I bought my Regulus LV in a Men’s size 6 (aka 7.5 LV/Women’s or 38 EU). In the UP Mocc I wear a size 37, and most Sportivas I wear a 36. Five ten never fit me very well, for what it’s worth. When I first received them I needed a plastic bag to get them onto my foot, however over the past few weeks the opening and elastic has stretched enough to no longer require the plastic bag. I think I received an older pair (though still unused), as my pair did not seem to have the reinforced pull tabs like I have seen on other pairs. Luckily I can sew so I have been able to fix the blown stitching with relative ease. I would say they have “stretched” at most 1/3rd of a size, but they have more or less “reformed” to fit my foot even better than when I got them.
I have found that the Regulus LV has been my go-to shoe for everything from steep bouldering to vertical sport climbing. They toe hook amazingly, and the heel hooking is better that I have ever experienced. The way the shoe is designed allows me to even heel hook 1/2 pad crimps with relative ease. The shoes also smear and edge very well. They are also fairly sensitive as well, with the toe box and forefoot being somewhere between moderately stiff to stiff, and the rest of the shoe being soft. They are pointy enough where I can stand in the boltholes when I climb at the gym (obviously that’s not useful for gym climbing, but I thought I would mention it as a reference point to their edging ability). These are probably one of the best all around climbing shoes I have tried (and boy have I tried a lot), suitable for anything from outdoor vertical sport climbing to comp bouldering. I love the fact I barely had to compromise between an ideal fit and ideal performance.
Finally, a comparison to other shoes:
I have heard them called “a cross between Team Blacks and Hiangles”.
They fit similar to the La Sportiva Genius in terms of volume, with a shallower heel and less aggressive toe profile.
Probably on par with the Scarpa Instinct VSR or Women’s Instinct VS. (I haven’t owned these but I have tried them on multiple times)
I would say they would be a cross between La Sportiva Women’s Miura VS (downsized at a size 35) and the UP Mocc (somewhat downsized at a size 37).
Exited to see how long the rubber lasts, especially considering I made a pair of UP Moccs last 6 months climbing 5 days a week!
Cillian jennings –
Is a great shoe the fit is great super comfy and the heel fits me great the shoe is just soft enough to smear well on volumes but is also perfectly stiff for standing on tiny granite crystals. I have one major problem with the shoe is that since the day I bought it, the Rand started delaminating from the shoe clearly it wasn’t stuck on properly which I had to fix myself with super glue.
(disclaimer: I do not wear the Regulus LV in an excessively small size, I fit between a 6.5 and 7 Men’s Street shoe and I wear the Regulus LV in a 7.5 USW (LV) or 6 USM.)
Since purchasing this pair of shoes, I have had to re-sew all four of the pull tabs, including one which tore part of the way down the upper (the synthetic leather portion) of the shoe. A company that has been designing shoes for 20 years should at least have pull tabs that last and do not break in under 2 months (the stitching began to blow only a few weeks in). I have managed to cram my feet into much smaller La Sportivas (size 35 in one case) and Scarpas without any fear of tearing the pull tabs.
The problem with the tabs may be related to how small the opening of the shoe is. This could probably be fixed by designing the shoe with a duel tongue closure, or by beefing up the pull tabs/stitching.
The overall fit and performance is still amazing, and the Regulus LV fits me better than most anything before, but I do not want to have to re-stitch the pull tabs them every three weeks. If the pull tabs were better, I probably would not even consider buying another shoe.
3/5 stars to counteract my previous 5 star review.
Molly (verified owner) –
I love these shoes! I got the same size as my old (women’s) Hiangles. As others have noted, at first they are pretty hard to get on, but once they’re fully on the foot they fit perfectly and I didn’t get any hot spots even on the first day. After a few wears putting them on got much easier. The rubber is amazing, and I’ve found them great for bouldering and more fiddly rope climbing.
Eugene Kim –
Can climb almost everything extremely well and no concern with the heel slipping off.
Only 1 request, PLEASE MAKE IT IN ALL BLACK like the NON-LV