Very interesting, high performance piece with comfort
Review by: martinheynert, 2009-08-06
Comfortable to wear for longer periods AND high performance on small edges AND good friction? Yes, you can get it all from this shoe. I was sceptic first but after 3 months of use, only outdoors, I am very satisfied. With 85 Kilogramms, a stiff sole is right for me. The 5mm-sole in combination with the P3-midsole gives even me excellent holding power on the smallest edges. But the new rubber is also very "grippy". I selected this shoe slightly smaller than a full "toes flat fit". My toes a little bit curled, not a lot, just so much to bring a light pressure to the toe point. With this fit, I can wear this shoe without problems for approximately one our nonstop.
The padding zones reduces pain while jamming in cracks and the high (full) coverage of the ankles give peace of mind in rough granit or sandstone cracks when horizontally and deep jamming.
Quality is superb. This shoe seems to be build for eternity (in terms of climbing shoes, of course). After some 3 months of 2 x/week outdoor use in different types of rock, mainly rough granite and sandstone, there are only marginal signs of wear and tear both on the upper leather and on the Vibram rubber.