Review by: burger, 2006-05-07
I have had these shoes for about a month now and climbed in them on rock roughly 2 days a week, so am not entirely sure how they will wear, but the rubber is sticky so I think they will wear reasonably quickly, but hey so do most shoes that are sticky.
The shoes are pretty soft which make them great for bouldering steep stuff. The rubber teeth on the top make toe hooking so much easier (feels like your cheating) and heal hooking in them is great too, although they are pretty much a slipper so sometimes the heal pops out but no more than any other slipper.
I have climbed slab on them and they worked really well when they were brand new and still tight, however they stretch a bit so I am not as trustworthy on smaller holds.
Overall, I think these shoes will definitely be worth the money if they fit right. The rubber on the toe is not a gimmick, it works.