Review by: antoine.jamil, 2007-09-12
This was my first pair of shoes. They fit well for the first couple of weeks, but they never seemed to stop stretching - this may have to do with climbing every day on some local boulders. After about a month of use I got a rip near the toe and decided to just go out an buy a new pair. EMS was gracious enough to give me a full refund and I decided to upgrade to the Five Ten Galileos. I must say that the exra bucks spent on the new shoes was well worth it. The Phoenix performed well when I was top roping in the gym, but for outdoor bouldering, which which I spend most of my time doing, you can't beat the precision of more specialized shoe.
The Phoenix good all around shoe, and I'm happy I started with them.