Reviews for Talon G2 Climbing Shoe
Average Rating : 4.67 out of 5
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Review by: maverickjae, 2009-09-12
I've given the Talon a 4 star rating for one reason. They're a touch uncomfortable, being as aggressive as they are. Although, other then that, the talon is great.
Superb edging, even on the tiniest of holds, great for any steep climbs. The heel is awesome for anything intense although on occasion i switch to my solutions for obscure moves requiring greater surface area etc.
Where the heel, sort of, lets me down, the toe and amount of rubber on the shoe makes up for. any toe hook is made easier, I've even found myself performing difficult toe hooks instead of heel hooks.
Great shoe, definitely not for beginners
really good bouldering shoe
Review by: domnas, 2009-05-05
for small edges and heel hooks these things are the bomb. Buy them in the same (or a half size down) size as your street shoe. Mine fit perfectly. I hear that if you have a wide foot these aren't so great. I have a narrow foot and couldn't be happier with these shoes.
Review by: watawilld, 2009-01-02
these are my second favorite shoes of all time, next to the miura vs. They are super soft which allows for precise footwork and grip. They have a bomber heal that won't come off even when wet with sweat. They also have the most important feature in a shoe, an amazing toe that works well on just about anything, even smearing (despite what others say) the toe is inhanced with ruber on the toe box making it even more powerful.
My first aggresive pair of shoes
Review by: Nate362, 2008-12-10
It was pure ectasy unless i was on a slab route or anything requiring heavy smearing... untill the rand rubber completely crapped out on me 3 months in... which consisted on Gym climbing 3 days a week and 2 trips to joshua tree. Now my shoes once beloved shoes are completely dusted D:
Great steep climbing shoe
Review by: eddieaks, 2008-07-20
Climbed with it less than 10days, so far work great for me on the steeply route. as others said, not for slab route where you will felt weird and uncomfortable stepping with this shoe. The shoe is very comfortable even got it ½ size smaller, minimum air pocket on the heel, the only shoe so far that makes me feel secure with heel hook especially with lace tighten on. The rubber so far has not let me down yet, maybe too early to make conclusion.
Smearing = fair
Steeply hold, especially pocket=excellent
Toe hook=not tested
after a month climb with it 2days perweek, the toe rand has worn out...seems the upper rubber really poor and soft.