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Reviews by couloir (2)

Dominator (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Lace Up

Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: couloir, 2004-04-22

Just got a pair from a friend. They are definitely too small for me, although it seems that sized properly they would fit great. The rubber that goes over the toe box does make it somewhat uncomfortable up front, but again, this may be due to the fact that they are too small. They heel hook great, have a comfortable tongue, lace up quick, and toe hook good. I would say they are definitely better for overhanging rock than vertical. It has quite a camber, not just a downturned toe.

Zlipper (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.88/5 Average Rating : 4.88/5

In: Gear: Archive

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: couloir, 2004-04-03

Wow...I can't believe nobody has reviewed these yet. I bought these a couple of years ago before moving to Yosemite. They were the first pair of shoes I owned that actually fit great. I started out just wearing them bouldering, and sticking to my newtons for routes(trad, that is). Eventually I realized that the zlippers climbed better and were more comfortable. It takes a little time to get used to wearing them on long routes since there's no midsole(except around the edge where it's most important). The only thing that isn't great is the fact the zipper can hurt if your jamming them in a wide crack. But otherwise they are the shoe to own.