Reviewed by Ils from Oakland, CA on Monday, April 29, 2013
Super versatile shoe. Great rubber. Great fit for narrow feet and low volume heels.
If you're just starting out climbing save some cash and stay away from aggressive and uncomfortable shoes until your feet have broken into climbing and built up both calluses and muscles. These are the perfect beginner show, especially if you have narrow feet and/or a low volume heel. They not only fit like a glove on my skinny feet but they smear like velcro. Edging is solid too, and you can really feel the rock or holds in the toe box.
I started climbing a year ago and they've taken me up to climbing 5.11a/b at the gym just fine. I've since started using a more agressive shoe for more technical climbs, but these are still super reliable. I boulder V3 and usually wear a more agressive shoe, but I tossed these on yesterday to try them out after just having them resoled (after 12mos of use!) and they were just as reliable as always. I didn't feel any less capable than in my Miuras.
They've also become my favorite shoe for multipitch in Yosemite and Tahoe because I can wear them for literally 4-5hours without a problem. Super freaking comfy.