Review by: takanhase, 2006-09-17
This is by far the best shoe I have ever purchased. I was a bit sceptical about he fit when I bought them, so I headed out to the local crag to experiment. the first thing I noticed was the SUPER sticky rubber on these things, I had no problem with edging or jamming. the only place I was haveing problems was smearing. but that went away after the short breakin time. The next test was set to go for the weekend. some friends and i decided to go to the city of rocks for a full day of climbing, I figured the best way to push the shoes was a full day of multi pitch with long aproaches and single pitch trad routes. We started the day off with a nice hike into jacksons thumb, after the up hill death march I could tell the shoes would make the climb or break the climb! after four pitches my feet where still feeling good. we moved on for a few more routes and still my feet where very happy. After seven pitches I had to admit the shoes where starting to fit a little less comfortable then when I started, but all and all by the end of the day I would have to say that although I was beat up. my feet felt fine. I think I'll be resoling these when they ware out. There keeper, and I would recomend them to anyone looking for a great all day shoe. BTW the one thing they dont excell to well at is over hanging routes, keep the super tight slippers for those days.