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Reviewed by banana slipper from Sleezattle on Friday, April 13, 2012
I am fairly new to climbing and have only done indoor bouldering. I've had two pairs of used 5.10s on which the soles wore through and was looking for a relatively inexpensive replacement with laces. These were a great deal and fit me well, with the laces giving me extra control toward the toe area where my velcro 5.10s were loose and sloppy (I must have a thin foot).
I do notice the soles aren't quite as grippy as the 5.10s and I have lost a bit of feel with them, but I expect them to last much longer, which is a tradeoff I can live with right now. I may consider a more high performance pair for special problems but these are a great day to day shoe and I would recommend them.
Btw, I wear 10-10.5 in street shoes and went with the 42.5. Fit is confortable; I may have been possible to go down another half size w/o too much trouble.
  • Best Uses: Long Climbs, Outdoor
  • Cons: Could be stickier
  • Describe Yourself: Avid Climber
  • Pros: Fit nicely, Good looks, Lacing system works, Well constructed
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
  • Was this a gift?: No
  • Width: Feels true to width
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