Review by: el_caballo, 2005-06-20
This is a great shoe for big guys (180# and over) with big feet, or lighter folks who want lots of edging support. It's stiff enough to edge forever on slabs, but bends enough to smear well. Red Chili uses Vibram rubber which is fairly hard: again, great for big guys. There's even a tiny bit of padding in the heel so walking isn't painful. They don't stretch: how they fit in the store is how they'll fit forever.
I would buy another pair, but that won't be necessary for quite a while, as they're very solidly made (amazing how a shoe can feel German).
My guess is they'd be too stiff for lighter climbers -- but for Clydes, they absolutely rule.