Best Lacrosse Cleats - Athlete Audit

Finding the perfect lacrosse cleats for you will be no simple task. There are a lot of factors that come into play when considering a pair, and you’ll have to know what your needs are beforehand. If you’re not sure what to prioritize, read this guide on how to choose lacrosse cleats for a better […]

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How to Choose Lacrosse Cleats - Athlete Audit

Lacrosse, in essence, is a fairly straightforward sport that requires a few vital pieces of equipment. The most important of which are the lacrosse stick (or crosse) and the ball. Everything else is mostly meant for protection against injury. That’s not to say you shouldn’t wear protective gear, however, because it should always be on […]

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How to Size the Most Popular Climbing Shoes - Featured Image - Athlete Audit

Sizing climbing shoes correctly is difficult. And I mean mad difficult. No matter how you go about it, you’ll eventually end up asking yourself these three questions when considering climbing shoes. How do they fit, how should I size them, and how much do they stretch? Because as we all know, no two climbing shoes […]

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Anatomy of an Athletic Shoe - The Most Important Parts of an Athletic Shoe - Athlete Audit

Not all athletic shoes are created equal. This is fairly obvious when comparing, say, a basketball shoe to a soccer cleat. Or a golf shoe to a cycling shoe. Shoes for different sports will have unique factors about them that cater to that specific sport. Which is probably why you don’t see many people wearing […]

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8 Things More Important Than Your Climbing Shoes - Athlete Audit

The longer you climb, the more you’ll often hear people talk about their climbing shoes. They’ll talk about how well it sticks to the walls, or doesn’t. You’ll hear about how well they can stand on tiny edges or not. How good their shoes are at toe and heel hooking or if they’re just plain bad. […]

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You may have noticed the Vibram FiveFingers already as those weird looking kicks sold at REI or the shoes being praised by running, hiking, cross-training, and even boating aficionados alike. If you’re a climber, you’re probably well aware of Vibram already. A number of climbing shoe companies use Vibram rubber, including La Sportiva, Scarpa, and […]

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Best Snowboard Boots - Athlete Audit

Snowboard boots come in all shapes and size. Well, maybe not shapes per se, but colors, flex ratings, lacing options, and sizes, yes. Not to mention all the other parts of a boot that can be customized to your liking. If you haven’t yet, read our guide on how to choose snowboard boots for a […]

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How to Choose Snowboard Boots - Athlete Audit

If you’re just starting out with snowboarding, you’re probably a little flustered with choosing equipment. Even picking out the right apparel to wear can make your head spin! Besides the snowboard and bindings, you also need a good pair of snowboard boots all working together in tandem for the best snowboarding experience possible. However, you […]

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying Climbing Shoes - Athlete Audit

Wondering what you need to know before buying climbing shoes? Purchasing shoes isn’t the most straightforward task. Climbing shoes come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, comfort levels, and lacing systems. Which means, there are a lot of factors to consider when looking for the perfect climbing shoes for you. This is especially true if […]

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Best Bouldering Shoes - Athlete Audit

Most people imagine climbing as a sport involving a rope and harness, or at least very big rock faces. However, bouldering involves none of those things. First off, you’re mostly climbing rocks less than 20 ft. tall. Secondly, bouldering will have you constantly hopping from rock to rock looking for prime climbs. And as you […]

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