Review by: steelgrc, 2009-12-22
Great shoe that took a long time to break in (several weeks of plastic and rock, 4-5 days a week), but once it did, felt true to its size.
Good thing it's a very durable shoe, 8 months and running, and it has shown acceptable wear. Rubber was a bit slick for the first couple of weeks though.
It's a versatile shoe, I have used it to climb from slab to slightly overhanging (you may want a more technichal shoe for very steep or roof climbing), pretty good at faces, cracks and corners. Comfortable for multi-pitch. Edges great and smears OK, I have slipped off just a couple of times, when they were new.
I would say it's neither stiff nor soft. It feels like right in the middle.
Pull tabs and lacing system work fine.
Heel hooking is great.
bottomline: it's a good deal