25 Years of Red Chili Climbing Shoes
The then small German climbing shoe brand Red Chili launched its first models on the market quarter of a century ago. Just as climbing has developed explosively over this period, the brand with the red pepper has continually matured. What started with three models has now become a full-fledged collection of climbing and bouldering shoes for the broadest range of feet, requirements, and skill levels. Anyone who wants to check out the impressive properties for themselves can put the latest Red Chili bouldering and climbing shoes to the test in a gym near them from October on the Urban Tour 2023.
The Red Chili founders and experienced climbing partners Stefan Glowacz and Uwe Hofstätter launched the first three models Durango, Mescalito, and Zorro 25 years ago. As time went by, they added new shoes for multi-pitch climbing, sport climbing and bouldering, for outdoor use and later also specifically for use in gyms. The rubber and the fit in particular motivated climbing icons like Ben Moon to switch to Red Chili. Several years later, in addition to new climbing shoes, the product range was expanded to include a clothing collection. Since 2018, Red Chili has belonged to the company EDELRID and been managed by the mountain sports and climbing equipment provider from Isny im Allgäu. Further development work now takes place in close collaboration with the founding fathers, shoe designers, and orthopedic shoemakers in the in-house studio. The team places a strong focus on good fits for different feet as well as performance-oriented climbing and bouldering shoes.