Up Rise Zero


(2 customer reviews)


The UP Rise Zero is a high performance climbing shoe that excels in any situation. The two piece RH rubber sole and medium stiffness midsole allow the shoe to have the perfect amount of flexibility for a magic balance of edging and smearing capabilities while the VD rubber toe patch enhances toe hooks. The sling shot randing maximizes the two piece sole design by hugging your arch and enhancing overall fit. The heel cup fit and rigidity has been optimized for heel hook performance and the new Zero-Closure system allows you to adjust the fit with a single strap that eliminates pressure points over the top of the foot. Premium U.S. leather breaks in for the perfect fit for your foot as you wear the shoe.

  • 4.2mm split RH rubber sole
  • VD rubber toe patch
  • Medium stiffness midsole
  • Premium U.S. leather upper


SKU: 3236 Categories: ,

Additional information

Weight 23.15 oz
Dimensions 12.5 × 5.8 × 3.7 in

4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 13, 13.5, 14



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2 reviews for Up Rise Zero

  1. greg (verified owner)

    these shoes are good for a wide foot, I would go down a full size if considering

  2. Aaron Hjelt

    The Up Rise Zero has become my go-to gym shoe for warming up, laps on auto belay, and general training. While I wasn’t thrilled with the shoe at first, it has grown on me. And while I don’t think it warrants the praise I’d give to some of the other UP shoes, it still has some very valid merit, which is why I give it 4 stars. 3 seemed too low and 3.5 isn’t available, so I’ll round up.
    Initial impression was that the Up Rise Zero was a little bit clunky feeling for a performance shoe: kind of “board-y” feeling. This was probably due to my sizing being off. I’m used to a 7.5 mens for a performance fit (7.5 in Hiangles, Dragons, Teams and 9.0 in UP Sirius LV and Regulus LV). These fit slightly larger. I decided to stick with them since I wanted a shoe with a little more room for foot health. If sizing for a performance fit, it would seem that 1 sizes down from street shoes is a starting point, and possibly 1.5-2 for a significant downturn. When comparing sole length, my 7.5 Up Rise Zero is 16mm longer than that of the 9.0 Regulus LV. The resultant fit is quite flat. However, the velcro strap fit system works well to wrap the fabric and rubber around the arch and instep. Overall, the fit is relaxed for my low volume (not narrow, though) feet.
    After break-in of about 5 days of training, these did soften to achieve more of a slipper sensitivity. On vert and slightly overhanging gym wall angles, I appreciated the 4.2 sole – anything thinner wouldn’t have given enough support.
    Regarding design, I feel that it could use some refinement. The leather tab which the strap runs through sits a little wonky when pulled snug. It just seems to be a geometry issue. If a thicker foot is in the shoe it might not be an issue. There also seems to be a bit of the classic Five Ten void/baggy fabric in the arch. In some ways, I enjoyed the nostalgia of this. Otherwise, I really appreciate the design sensibility of UP. No gimmicks, no bells and whistles. It’s a rubber sock that is intended to help you achieve and perform.
    Truth be told, I have not tried these in any high performance settings, since they filled a much needed niche in my shoe quiver. I could see that they would perform well as an all-around performance shoe, properly fitted. The heel is roomy – also something to be aware of. I’d be comfortable recommending the Up Rise Zero for a single shoe owner. If you want one pair to do everything, this could be the ticket.

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