5.11c Climb-able Approach Shoes
Reviewed by Rock Climber Sarah from Miami on Friday, April 12, 2013
I have an old pair of la sportiva hiking shoes, and love them. I am sure I will love these approach shoes as well, but I'm still breaking them in and haven't taken them outdoors yet. However, here is some valuable beta for all my fellow rock climbers: a friend of mine has these exact shoes and says her only complaint is the laces seem to be slippery and they slide out of a tight tie easily, she replaced the laces with an old pair of approach shoe laces, and the problem was solved. Another friend if mine has the men's boulder x shoes and he has been breaking them in for longer than I have, he can climb a 5.11c indoors in these approach shoes with no difficulty. He's been climbing about 14 or so years in and outdoors and he loves them. I have high hopes for my boulder x shoes. Can't wait to try them outside this season!