Excellent bouldering shoe
Review by: ajn, 2009-07-31
I bought this shoe after retiring my Mammut Goblins. I needed improved heel and toe hooking performance. My choices were either the Miura VS, Millet Replikan and the Solutions. Miura VS felt more like an overall climbing shoe. The Replikan didn't fit me properly. The Solutions felt like no other shoe I've fitted to date: the initial feeling was that I have rubber socks on my feet. The fit was super-tight but comfortable. Whereas other climbing shoes squeeze some of your toes, these squeeze all of them, quite uniformly. The bouldering performance is awesome, but these are not, in my opinion, suited for slabs. They are too downturned for smearing, and the bottom shape offers too little friction for it anyway. My rating is based entirely on the bouldering performance, since that's what this shoe is designed for. As a more all-around shoe, I'd recommend the Miura VS. Note about the sizes: I have (EU) size 40 Miuras, 40 Miura VSs (fitted at the shop), but size 39 Solutions.