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spirit velcro IZ

Average Rating = 3.17/5 Average Rating : 3.17 out of 5
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Red Chili Spirit VCR Climbing Shoes. For the more technical climber or boulderer, the Spirit Impact Zone VCR is here to help you send in comfort.

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Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: hirvimaki, 2006-11-21

I have a love/hate relationship with these shoes. I've been climbing in a pair for six months and overall they have held up pretty good. I loved the fit when I got them, but after a few days of climbing they stretched out almost a full size. The velcro, although nifty, has given it up and fails to hold, popping out at very inconvenient times. The rubber is pretty good stuff, sticky enough for my semi-competent foot-work. The impact zone is awesome, especially when I boulder. Buy them one size down and grin a bear it for a little while until they stretch. A pretty good shoe with comfort and some nice features, but with a few too many quirks (fix the dang velcro!) for me to get another pair.

Red Chili shoes 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: smokerocks87, 2006-11-15

I got a pair of these about 2 months ago. I bought them a half size below my normal shoe size (I like multipitch trad, so comfort is paramount). However, I recommend someone buying them a full size lower, since they stretch about a half to a full size. I love the velcro, but it gets worn out pretty quickly if you have a penchant for foot jams. The impact zone stuff is also real nice for walking around on big ledges, etc. I've used these things to death since I got em, and they've proven to be pretty tough. Oh, and edging is a pain in the ass on these, but otherwise they grip real well.

Review 1 out of 5 stars

Review by: hairyapeman, 2006-07-08

Stretched 1 whole size. THIS VELCRO SUCKS BIG...! Impact zone is really nice thought hence the 1.

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: sajikag, 2006-06-15

Super comfortable shoe. I like the valcro coz it saves the hastle of lacing up/ off all the time. Did strech a little bit after few moths. but overall good shoe.

Review 2 out of 5 stars

Review by: cornish_retard, 2006-05-27

Stretched about 1 whole size within 10 hrs use, and 6 months later the velcro stopped gripping - the fluffy side appears to have lost a whole load of fibers. Also had friction trouble in the early days due to an 'oily' residue secreting from the sole. On the plus side, they're dead comfortable and great for routes (if I can get them to stay on).

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