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Mugen Tech Lace Climbing Shoe - Mens (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

SINGLE WORST 1 out of 5 stars

Review by: jason, 2010-10-06

The SINGLE WORST shoe out of 20+ shoes that I've tried.
1. The toe rubber permanently distorted on hard slab and dime edges.
2. The toothed heel design started loosing chunks of rubber after less than 2 months.
3. I have narrow feet by mens standards and even these were too narrow for me.

Miura VS (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.52/5 Average Rating : 4.52/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

Great 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: jason, 2010-10-06

One of the top 3 fitting (non-lace) shoes I've tried. Was a die-hard fan until I discovered the ugly orange Scarpa slip-on.

Still a top performer, if it fits your foot.

Anasazi Velcro (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.56/5 Average Rating : 4.56/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

Don't understand the hype with these. 2 out of 5 stars

Review by: jason, 2010-10-06

Tried them 8 years ago and they sucked, then tried them again recently because I heard they changed the heel.

Nope! heel still has too much volume and is baggy even when waaay downsized. No thank you 5.10.

Instinct S Shoe Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Lace Up

Surprisingly nice 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: jason, 2010-10-05

I don't know how Scarpa slipped under my radar. I've always been a die hard Sportiva fan, but have owned easily over 20 pairs of climbing shoes from different companies. I always like trying new things, and them selling them if I don't like them. I used to work in the industry, and took advantage of the deals. :)

I got these when I destroyed my Muira VS (amazing) and wanted a new pair, but gave these a try... I've seriously never had shoes fit like this. GLOVE! I've also never found a slipper that I didn't think sucked @ss after heel hooking in them. Slippers have always been a serious no no for me, but these stay on.

I don't feel like these will be my all around go-to shoes, my Optimus Primes (also a surprise) will be for that. But these will be my go to shoes for the hard boulders.

Too bad they look like a freaking carrot. UGLY!