Well rounded design
Review by: lovemesomeclimbing, 2009-06-18
Dont let the looks fool you. This shoe is not strictly for overhanging power attack time. Im with you, I also was scared at first too. I cannot stress enough though, this shoe excels at everything. Mad Rock is going to have a very difficult time one upping this one next year.
The shoe has a slightly down lasted and turned in design. It is the perfect amount to be aggressive at times yet not hindering for slabs. The toe box is not large or obtrusive. With its size and with the nice covering of rubber around the toes you can shove it in cracks and then put it out of mind. For precision foot placements it does extremely well. As I said the down lasted design does not hinder any other aspect of the shoe. It truly is a well balanced shoe that feels like it was designed exactly for what you are climbing at any given moment. Be it slabs, cracks, or gnarly overhangs.