Review by: tyify, 2006-04-16
I would rate these at a 5 however these suckers have next to no support/padding. That being said they edge well for an approach shoe and climb pretty damn hard. I've had issues with how thing the rubber is however...jumping off anything higher than about 3 feet does NOT feel good. They will stick to damn near anything however. In a way they are better smearing shoes than anything else due to the fact that you can flex the shoe so it has maximal contact with the rock. If you get onto any kind of sharp stuff however I've always been afraid they are going to shred right through these. I also take issue with how many rocks you pick up inside these things. Low ankles don't make for good scrambling in scree shoes. They do weigh next to nothing however so that is rather nice!