vicious shoes

Reviewed by voo-man-choo from Laramie on Tuesday, May 8, 2012
I have been climbing for quite a while but I have never really cared to wear an aggressive shoe. I use TC Pros for most everything but the sole is so thick which makes it hard to feel the rock sometimes but then again sensitivity is not necessarily key when climbing an offwidth. I got the Hornets for my sport shoes and they perform really well. The sole is super thin which allows you to feel the most minuscule edges on the rock.
My only beef with the shoes are the sizing, the lacing, and the soft sole. I wear a size 10 in nearly every shoe but in these I wear an 11.5 and they are just a little too tight. If you aren't careful while you are putting them on it is possible for the tongue to fold over on the sides which is not very comfortable. While the sole is very sensitive it comes at a cost in that these shoes have no stiffness in the sole at all.
Ultimately, these are great shoes if you are ready to get (read: cram) your feet into them.
  • Best Uses: Indoor, Outdoor, Over hanging plate glass, Over vert, Sprint Climbs
  • Cons: Uncomfortable
  • Describe Yourself: Avid Climber
  • Pros: Aggressive, Lightweight, Sensitive, Tight
  • Sizing: Feels full size too small
  • Was this a gift?: No
  • Width: Feels true to width
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