Loved 'em, but...
Review by: sgauss, 2008-12-23
I was a huge fan of these shoes. In some ways I still am, as they've given me good performance, and good fit. I have a wide foot, so finding a shoe that was comfortable, and where I could get my toes into the nose of the shoe was hard. I replaced my first pair about a year ago, after a year of wear, primarily because of foot funk. My second pair started to fall apart after just a couple of weeks of climbing in the gym - the leather split about a quarter inch above the rand on the side. My local gym took care of me, and the third pair last eight or ten months before they too started to split on the sides, and I picked up a fourth pair on sale. I've been wearing the fourth pair less than two months and they're totally coming apart on the sides.
I don't know if Red Chili just got some bad leather or what, but even on sale I won't be buying their shoes again for a while, as they obviously have a quality control problem.