Review by: jimo, 2007-01-17
Great shoe out of the box, I'm a bit biased as I have always been a Boreal fan. Edging is awesome, smearing ok, but has allowd me to climb harder than when I was wearing the Ace. I thought they were too roomy when I first put them on (I did some bouldering on the back door to check them out last Christmas, my wife yelled at me...) but because of this dimple on the ball of the foot, as soon as you leave the ground they tend to tighten a bit, very nice for a long day at the craig.
The only downfall is the resole which eliminates the "dimple" formed in the injection molding process. The guys at Mt.Tools hooked me up with new FS Quattro sole plates and the Rubber room crafted the new rubber very well but... The shoe is much different than with the origional sole. I would not buy them again at the list price because of the resole situation, but if I found them for a great price, I'd reconsider.