Review by: cruzinsouthoc, 2005-08-28
I've had these for two years and I love them...the rubber toe guard thingy is starting to peel back on one of them, but that's it. They're super comfy too. I got the gore tex XCR model and it's awesome to just walk through streams or muddy trail sections.
I use these as my approach shoes and I'll attest to the stickiness of the rubber. Use them on 3rd and 4th class ascents/descents like the ones at Tahquitz. Great for boulder hopping with confidence too. The only times I've ever slipped in these shoes was due to my own clumsiness :)
Seriously, when it comes time to replace them, I may just drive over to REI and get the same shoes again.