Rock Pillars Pearl Velcro
Review by: Hounds, 2006-11-25
These Pearl Velcro are awesome shoes.
I got them after I had alot of joint problems using 5.10s. Used to have a pair of Galileos but despite the rave reviews and testing out different sizes, it just didn't fit me and gave me toe joint pains that would last for a least a week after each climb.
The pearl velcros use a radical shoe last to drive power to the big toe which is different from 5.10s. And the profile of the shoe in the front is flatter and broader.
The vibram rubber sticks and smears pretty well and is very comparable to other brands such as 5.10. The rands are very slightly thinner so these shoes are more recommended for people with good footwork. Overall, the shoes are pretty durable.
The heel of the shoes are snug and tight without being overly so and pushing ur toes too much to the front so that they become crunched. The low heel and profile of the shoe will favour climbers who like a low heel, low volume/profile shoe or have low volume feet like me.
Overall, they are a great pair of shoes for a great price. I'm definitely getting a 2nd pair once I've worked through the current one.