Review by: jhwnewengland, 2003-04-20
I bought this shoe for crack climbing and friction, so my review focuses on those aspects. The Mythos was great at Joshua Tree, where I climbed many hand cracks and friction slabs. It's lack of a stiff midsole makes jamming handcracks a little painful, but it performs wonderfully. I suspect that it really shines on thin cracks, although I didn't get the chance to test that too much because thin cracks are hard! The shoe is amazing for smearing.
Note: I bought the Mythos so that my toes were only slightly curled, and by now my toes are nearly flat. I did this because I wanted them for smearing and jamming. Consequently, my pair do not perform very well on small edges. A much tighter pair would be better for bouldering, sport climbing, or most face climbing in general.