Review by: braaaaaaaadley, 2006-09-06
After using these shoes for over a year I must say that I am pleasantly surprised. I bought these shoes online for $30 on sale for indoor climbing and after using them indoors I thought that I would use them for long/easy trad outdoors and they work great. The positives are: the fit is great for my foot (narrow heel and a semi wide-bony ball), they smear wonderfully, they are very sensitive, and they edge better than one would imagine. The downsides are that they don't excel at edging, but they work pretty well if you learn to really trust your feet and let the rubber do the work (duh). Additionally the construction is very good... my shoe shows almost no wear after climbing on them on average twice a week, although the rubber sole is starting to delaminate right around the toe from the shoe, but it is not spreading out or causing any change in performance. All in all this is a great shoe for long routes or beginners.