Reviews for Cruiser
Average Rating : 3.17 out of 5
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these are great all dayers
Review by: surfceo, 2009-03-17
if you bought these to boulder you should not rate them as such. They rock for all dayers
Review by: dmullen86, 2006-12-04
This was my first pair, and among all the shoes at the store, I found it to be the most comfortable. I was very happy with it until I noticed that a hole I could fit three fingers through had appeared on one shoe after bouldering at an indoor wall. I don't really trust the leather on them anymore, and am thinking about moving to another shoe.
Review by: cmacblue42, 2005-03-19
I got this as my first pair of shoes. i am using them for bouldering. i think it is an ok begginer shoe but i would not reccomend it. it cant really edge although it looks like it would, the rubber sucks, and it is not an aggressive shoe. it might be a good begginer shoe for roped climbing but definitaley not for bouldering. the treaded heel is a gimmick and the strap doesnt do much once it is stretched out.
P.S. i got mine for $50 at REI toward the end of the year.
Review by: ikellen, 2004-10-25
The good: These shoes are comfy, and they smear decently (after two blank 5.10 slabs at tahquitz, im pretty sure of this).
The bad: Even though they look like they would, these shoes can't edge for SHIT! Stuff that would be no problem in my Cobras was impossible in these. They also aren't sensitive at all. The soles are just too thick. The fancy heel tread doesnt really offer any benefits besides making the sensitivity problem worse. The heel strap, when tightened down, causes the back of the shoes to clench against your achilles tendon, and it didnt make the shoe any tighter on my foot. The laces hurt my foot when I tucked them in the tongue, and if I didnt, I stepped on the laces while climbing. Along with all of this, the shoes are pretty heavy for a climbing shoe, atleast compared to the other shoes I own (Sportiva's, Mad Rocks).
Overall, I guess they would be good beginner shoes (first shoes), but you probably need a wide foot for them to edge decently, and I wouldn't reccomend trying your latest dime edge route in them.
Review by: sam_dude19, 2004-07-24
I bought a pair of these cruisers a few weeks ago. A great beginner shoe, very comfy fit for someone who is not used to climbing shoes. good rubber, good durability. They stretch out a little bit, so i would suggest getting 1/2 or 1 size smaller than street. Getting these too small kindof defeats the purpose of their "comfort factor". Good for a full day of climbing without having to take them off all the time. Not spectacular at edging...not very sensitive either...but hey...they work well for all around stuff.... The heel buckle tightener thing is okay...you can crank them tighter, but it kindof puts some pain and abrasion in the tendon area when totally cranked....havnt had much problem with the stitching on mine.....yet.... I need to get a tighter preformance pair Anyway, a great buy for a beginner to figure things out with. NOTE: These are supposed to fit with the toes almost completely straight...so when u buy them, make sure your toes are a little bent, then they'll stretch to be about right....