mad rock maniac *read before you buy*
Review by: HanSolo1991, 2011-02-18
Great shoe all around. Like everyone else said, they've got a lot of grip and are ultra solid on even the smallest crack. Great for the price and are built well. I like the slipper style because they slip on quickly for some mid day bouldering during a hike, and they're a near luxury indoors. They're a mid weight shoe, not the lightest nor the heaviest. My only complaint is that these things are very TIGHT. I wear a size 12 in normal shoes and bought these in a size 12 thinking they'd be a comfy fit but they are nearly unbearable. I know they just need to break in and then they'll be perfect BUT I highly recommend you try them on before you buy them, or go up a half size over normal shoes; It really depends on your intentions for use. Otherwise, they're the best shoe I've found for the money.
EDIT: It's been two months now and I'll probably be selling these. The rubber never really soften up or stretched, and the top leather piece stretched too much. Though the shoe handled great indoors and out, on crags and slabs, these things are just TOO tight. The toe box fits in tight little places and the rubber gripped great, but unless you buy them a WHOLE size larger they're unbearable for longer than a climb or two. They're just not aggressive enough to be worn that tight. Still a durable good shoe though.