Review by: banshee20, 2006-07-20
I purchased the Methods as a bouldering shoe about a month ago. The shoes felt a little tight in the store and I was told that they would stretch a bit. After about a month of usage here is my review. I initially looked at the Methods because of the price, which was reasonable ($70). The sizing for Montrail shoes are about a size larger than Sportiva, which I normally wear. Montrail is using their new Gryptonite HT rubber on the shoes which is a huge improvement over the old Gryptonite rubber. After using the shoes for about two weeks I noticed that the right shoe seemed to stretch a bit and it looked like it lost some of its camber. I thought this was normal but the left shoe has yet to stretch. I tried to contact Montrail, through email, to ask them about this and have not received a response back. I just had the shoes out at the New and they preformed well. But when I was setting up a rappel the shoes got really hot, the black rubber on the top of the shoe is a bad idea in direct sunlight.