Reviews for Equinox
Average Rating : 3.44 out of 5
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Good Crack Shoe
Review by: brushman, 2009-02-18
I agree with a previous review (jammer), these shoes excel when used for crack climbing, especially splitters in the thin-hand/hands range. The low profile toe is easily placed within the crack, and the board last provides support and alleviates pain on long routes. The forefoot of the shoe is not lined and does stretch a little, but not much (rather conforms!). The heel area is lined and supportive. With a conservative shaped last, they are relatively comfortable. OK edging shoe. Conversely, they have limited sensitivity and are not great on slabs. I would not use them for upper-level sport or face routes. (But you shouldn't judge every shoe by the same criteria.)
Review by: USnavy, 2008-01-22
They are not worth the price. They are an ok shoe but the Defy Evolv shoe is much better. It has better grip, feels better and it costs much less.
First shoe... very positive
Review by: MrFreefall383, 2006-12-25
This was my first climbing shoe. I'm now looking at something a little better due to a freebie Christmas shoe offer from the 'rents. Because I learned to climb on these shoes, I'm very partial to them. I really thought they were an excellent first shoe, really reliable and dependable for a rookie climber. After a few good years of training myself to climb more efficiently on these shoes, they're still in real good shape. They're a bit slick now unfortunately, which is why I suggested to my parents that I needed a new pair of shoes. And I recently started getting more into bouldering, which these shoes just aren't quite designed for. Most bouldering seems to put me face-to-face with overhangs, and these shoes just can't keep up anymore. All things considered though, I had a very positive experience learning on these shoes and would highly recommend them to a new climber.
Review by: prisonbound, 2005-03-12
Was able to pick up a used pair of these bad boys for free from work. They are quite comfortable, and their primary usage deals in longer climbs, trad, or stuffing them in cracks. Boreal rubber is...well boreal rubber, and its not good. Not a favorite, but it serves its purpose.