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Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Low volume heel - with dual velcro closure Arch Support Technology S-patterned sole for flexibility / weight savings Dual-piece dotted heel rand for pliability Sling shot rand for power Heel-ridge for heel-hooking Non-stretch synthetic leather
Full Description:
The ATHENA is the first women specific velcro shoe in the world and perhaps the most technical climbing shoe designed for women.   The AST (Arch Support Technology) accommodates all arch types when the arch rand, S-pattern sole, and velcro closures create a perfect fit in the arch by eliminating dead space. The white uppers will keep you cool in the sun even when your adrenaline is rising.  The ATHENA is the ultimate all-around bouldering, sport climbing and competition climbing for women.
Additional Beta:
Women’s asymmetrical toe profile (KWA-1 last)  n4 mm TRAX™ XT-5 high friction rubber   2.2mm TRAX™ duro-rand   Synthratek synthetic upper with cotton lining   MX-1 1mm sensitive mid-sole   Sizes 3 to 11.5 US women

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Almost the same 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: rochemoutonnee, 2007-03-25

My girlfriend has the Athenas, and they've served her well. The only problem we've really had is that they absorb foot odor to a point where you just don't want to use them let alone leave them in a hot car...haha. We tried lysol spray and febreze, and they work for a small amount of time.

Great shoes for narrow feet! 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: cacontri, 2007-01-21

Really nice bouldering shoes... It's the first shoe I've owned that fits my heel properly. I do have narrow feet and I've heard people with wider feet find these shoes a bit tight. Nice smearing capabilities--mid-sole is flexible but retains somes tiffness. They don't stretch much so make sure you don't buy them too small. Down side is that they absorb foot odor. Just had these puppies resoled and they fit the same, but also stink the same. It's not a super aggressive shoe, but it is a fantastic basic bouldering shoe that I'd recommend to anyone.

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: rocketclimber, 2005-11-26

ok i got theas shoes at a comp in florida,
i had to whate to get em
but wen i got them.................
the rubber is grate it is all most ABS sisson and thay are still like new
but the only down side is that if u have feet that sweat a lot then your shoes--on the wight part,
might tern gray....
but, they are the best shoes i have had so far!
buy this shoe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: zubie, 2005-11-04

Great for performance bouldering. The full heel cup is wonderful for bouldering. The "S" shaped sole helps the foot bend when necessary to smear, yet is still stiff enough for edging. Because the shoes are animal friendly, they do not stretch over time. My shoes are just as tight today as the day I bought them a year ago. The company has a lifetime no delamination guarantee (talk about confidence in their product considering that's how alot of shoes fail) and have super friendly customer service. I ended up having to return the first pair I bought because they were too small. They even caught up to me a few weeks later to ask how the shoes were performing! I highly recommend these shoes.

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