high pricetag high reward
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.