Review by: omenbringer, 2004-07-29
This is a great all day shoe very reminescent of the five ten huecos, minus the liner. Acopas sizing was the same as the size read off a brannock device and stretch is very minimal consisting mainly in width of about a half size. They are comfortable right out of the box and require zero break in time. The construction of the shoes is top notch, having all the detail of the bigger companies at a significantly lower price. The rubber was on par with most of the companies I've used, five ten, sportiva and evolve. The mid sole is very suple allowing great performance both while smearing and edging. Further, the narrow profile of the toes, similar to the 5.10 Mocasym, allows for excellent thin crack performance. The light grey color is great on hot days.
There are a few caveats however; first, if your second toe is not longer than your big toe you may experience some pinching on the outside of your big toe. Second, if your ankle bone is really low, the edges of the shoe may cause some discomfort. And finally, the lacing system could be better with the addition of brass gromets around the holes and a little more substantial lace, as is tightening the shoes is some what of a pain.
Overall this is a great shoe, though, it might not be supportive enough for a beginers feet. I would definately buy them again.