Review by: duckwalk, 2005-03-22
3 out of 5. I bought these mainly to play in the gym and for multipitch moderates. They are definately comfortable enough for multipitch. The lined toe is nice because your toes don't push up in the leather which means your shoes will fit into those thin hand cracks easier. The fit is much wider than on my other sportivas ( focus ), and may be too wide for narrower feet. This affects standing on the inside of the foot but the toe area can stand on just about anything. They can boulder hard and handle steep stuff well. Can get for 50 bucks on sportiva site, for now, which adds to the appeal. EDIT: the lining has a tendency to come unstitched from the toe area. It happened once, they replaced them, then it just happened again and I ripped the whole lining out and will just climb with them like that for the rest of the sole life.