Review by: girlyoutalkto, 2009-06-08
I loved these at first. Then they started falling apart. I never use them in the gym; I save them solely for climbing hard (read: 5.11 or above) outside. They don't get a lot of use, yet after about a dozen to two dozen climbs, they started to break down. The rubber is peeling off the toe in more than one place, the lining holding the laces is busted in several places, and the heel loop stitching is popping. I don't drag my feet; I have other shoes I have used and abused outside and in the gym that have lasted a million times better than these. The concept is fantastic, the fit is great, and they are very precise. But for $140, they aren't worth it. The quality is extremely disappointing, and what's more disappointing is that when I contacted La Sportiva for a refund or a replacement, they refused and told me I have to go back to the store I bought them from. Unfortunately that store is several states away, which they didn't seem to care about.
All in all, spend your money somewhere else, IMO.