La Spotriva Mega Dru
Review by: dirko, 2006-11-19
The Mega Dru is the Mega with a Vibram lug sole. It is the best wall shoe you can buy. I found mine on Ebay but I've never seen them in a store. Sized appropriately and worn with socks, they can be worn for approaches and descents. They climb well up to 5.10 as lond as you don't have to smear too much. Whenever you have to bust a free move out of your aiders, it like having turbo compared to climbing in approach shoes. Being board lasted, they are stiff enough for hours in the aiders. I free climb in these shoes often, but only on Yosemite-style crack routes. After several walls, they are still in great shape. Great Nose-in-a-day shoe.
What's grim: The laces pass through small metal grommets. I tore one on some crack and it is going to destroy my lace before long. The rands are delaminating a little quickly.
The best wall shoe, period. Two years later, they are still turning my socks blue.