Review by: karma, 2006-05-18
My feet are oddly shaped and sized so finding a pair of shoes that actually fit is a challenge. A few months ago I bought a pair of these from a local retailer. Living in Dallas, TX does not give me much access to a variety of shoes. After trying on all the Sportiva, Evolve, 5.10 and Madrock models that were available... these actually fit my feet very well.
Honestly, they worked great. They are basic gym shoes and the comfort level was great. I was no longer edging on my pinkie toes or blackening my toe nails. After a few weeks, however, a seam in the heel cup ripped open due to faulty stitching. One phone call and Montrail kindly replaced them free of charge. Awesome.
My second pair lasted exactly 3 days of gym climbing, after which one of the metal buckles for the velcro strap snapped in half when I was putting them on for a climb.
So, the first shoe I have found that actually fit my foot has now broken. Twice. So much for "Made in China" quality manufacturing. They're sending me a pair of Index's (for an additional $10 charge...) and I have already ordered a pair of Acopa Chameleons after talking at length with Mr. Bachar about my various fitment issues.
It is a good basic shoe for the gym that also worked well on limestone, but quality is a real issue.