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Reviews by jindap (3)

Testarossa (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.90/5 Average Rating : 4.90/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Lace Up

high pricetag high reward 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: jindap, 2011-01-11

With exception to the sticker price I think these are the most comfortable shoe I've ever owned or tried on, and believe me, I've tried on plenty.

As we all know, trying on climbing shoes is no simple task. everyone has a different foot shape. that said, if you have a slender, low-volume, medium width foot and a small heel like I do...then definitely try on these shoes.

i sized down one full size from my street shoe for two reasons. 1) i climb better and can use more of my foot strength and 2) it makes climbing overhang just a bit easier. it should also be noted that this shoe is leather and leather stretches and it's a lace-up so you can let out the shoe a bit to accommodate for any uncomfortable spots.

pros: downturn and toe make sticking holds very simple. anatomic midsole conforms to foot nicely to eliminate empty space. sensitive heel. overall comfort is good as long as it's properly fit.

cons: price. rubber on the heel seems thin, durability might not be great over time.

Rogue Climbing Shoe - Mens Average Rating = 4.33/5 Average Rating : 4.33/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Kids Climbing Shoes

basic and great 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: jindap, 2011-01-05

I like to call this one the "my first climbing shoe" shoe, great for those just starting their climbing. comfy and not too expensive, supportive enough to allow foot strength to develop and very good rubber.

Katana Lace Climbing Shoe Average Rating = 4.67/5 Average Rating : 4.67/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Lace Up

best all around shoe to date 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: jindap, 2011-01-05

Awesome all-around climbing shoe. equally at home on sport routes and steep caves and overhangs. fits comfortably so long as it's sized correctly with very little break-in time. also features a unique inner sock design that keeps the shoe snug for the times when you don't feel like lacing up. suitable for slender medium width small heeled feet.

my one issue is that over time the downturn doesn't hold up very well and over time becomes close to flat. my advice to combat this is DON'T walk around in them. if you're gym climbing take them off when not climbing and if you're climbing outdoors, bring some walk around shoes.