Review by: trenchdigger, 2004-09-03
My first pair of climbing shoes, and by far my favorite. These things fit my feet like a glove. Pointed, asymmetrical, chiseled toes are awesome in thin cracks and on thin faces when precision footwork is key. Deep heel cup grabs my heel and holds on tight, but might be painful for those with straighter heels. They're soft, but not too soft - fit relatively tight, they edge well and smear decently. Durability is fantastic, and the sportiva XSV rubber provides an excellent balance between stickiness and durability. All in all, an excellent shoe for sport, bouldering, and some technical, thin trad.