Red Chili

With the motto "Only climbers know what climbers need" Red Chili supplies climbing shoes and calcium bags for bouldering and climbing.  

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Red Chili - "Only climbers know what climbers need"

Since its inception in 1996, Red Chili has stood for climbing shoes by climbers for climbers. Founders Stefan Glowacz and Uwe Hofstädter had been on the road as a rope team for a long time and had a common complaint: their climbing shoes! At that time they were either just tight and painful to wear or had a bad fit.

After a longer tour on El Cap in the Yosemite Valley the topic came up again and they started to dream about the perfect climbing shoe. Their first crazy thoughts turned into rough ideas and at some point, the decision was made – they would simply make their own climbing shoes. At first, this sounded like an obvious conclusion, as both had already suffered for hours in various climbing slippers on walls around the world and at competi­tions and knew what they wanted to do better. However, incorporating these experiences into the development was and still is a chal­lenge – after all, their climbing shoes had to meet the exact needs of climbers. This basic idea remains the same today: "only climbers know what climbers need!"

Since then there has been a lot of experi­menting, developing, testing, discarding, improving, and climbing. It has been a long and instruc­tive journey from the first designs in Uwe's garage to today's models, which are made in the modern shoe workshop in Isny Im Allgäu. Feedback from athletes and climbers has always been very important for them, as it is now. A lot is happening in the climbing scene. New disciplines and specializations create new demands. Red Chili responds to these new demands with their technical know-how as well as inno­vative techniques and materials.

Red Chili can react quickly to changes because their development takes place on-site and is then imple­mented quickly to Gubbies workshop. Being so close keeps us flexible and we can quickly and easily try out and implement new ideas. We are committed to offering products that are clearly developed by climbers for climbers. In our daily business, this means constantly working on fresh ideas and occasionally breaking with convention. At the same time, Red Chili's in-house design and development ensure that the quality is right. And somewhere in between they test and climb in their shoes themselves. Because they are all enthusiastic climbers and boulderers. You can really feel that this brand have climbing in their hearts. Regardless of whether you meet Red Chili online, in the climbing gym or at the crag, reach them on the phone or hold their products in your hand.