Review by: tallnik, 2006-08-20
Just did a "Big Day Out" in these shoes. 20hrs on the go almost non-stop. The shoes hike really well, and the sticky rubber is certainly appreciated on mossy, wet, rock. The impact absorption was noticeable, and my feet were in better shape than my partner's at the end of the day. I climbed up to 5.7 in these shoes no problem on some edgy-stuff and slab. For smearing on climbs harder than 5.8 I'd still recommend climbing shoes. But for edgy climbs some freaks out there could crank 5.10 in these I'm sure. The best thing about these shoes is that they dry out super fast! After wading into a creek they were dry after 2 more hours of hiking and the 4hr climb. My friend's Merrel Trail Running shoes were still soaked the next morning 12hrs+ later! I highly recommend these shoes!