Best High-Top I ever owned.
Review by: Jbitz, 2007-03-02
I owned various high-top designs such as La Sportiva Kaukulators and Megas. This pair of JBs Iíve had for the past couple of months now and have used them at a few local gyms several times a week. I was going to wait until I tried them outside to submit a review, but their performance indoors has been outstanding! This shoe is designed differently then any other type or climbing shoe I have seen. I would describe it as a hybrid technical shoe. The rubber has excellent grip and great coverage over entire shoe.. It performs well smearing, hooking, and edging on both sides of shoe. A toe in is very stable in a two finger pocket and is actually fairly comfortable. I did have to go up a full size to get the fit I prefer for all day comfort, but this might be different based on preference and toe shape/size. Slipping you foot into this shoe curls your big toe downward. This took me a little time for me to really get used too, but now I can climb fairly consistently 3 grades higher then before purchasing my JBs. It is a very versatile shoe so far with the added bonus of ankle protection. Thanks John Bacher this is the shoe I have been waiting for a long time. I canít wait to try them on some real rock.