Review by: sbaclimber, 2008-10-09
After having worn my Pitons regularly for a couple months now, I will have to say I am very happy with them! They smear as well as any other shoe I have ever owned (I have only ever owned 5.10s, but numerous different models over the years), are surprisingly good at edging (even though I bought them large), and as hoped, great at cracks (to a point that I have had trouble removing my feet from jams in rough sandstone!).
The sizing is true, at least relative to the last that was used for the Huecos. I bought the Pitons a bit larger than my other 5.10s (I wear a 9US street shoe, and bought size 7.5US/40EU Pitons) and they fit really confortably with a pair of socks (no extra space in the toes, except next to the big to, but I tend to have a symetrical-shoe-shaped-foot).
The only two things that could have been better for me personally:
1) They are a bit wide for me (without socks, I would have to lace them as tight as they go, and then some...), even though I don't have a particularly narrow foot.
2) Lining! I absolutely love the lining in my Huecos, and would definitely miss it in the Pitons if I had bought them a bit smaller and didn't need the socks.
Otherwise, great shoe 5.10!