Verified Buyer Reviewed by Catherine from Vermont on Monday, November 21, 2016
These are my first climbing shoes for indoor bouldering and climbing. I had been wearing a 40.5 in gym rentals so bought the same in these. The fit is definitely tight and painful in the heel right now. I had the gym owner look at them and he said the technology in these force your foot towards the front of the shoe where you want your toes to touch. My toes are gently curled at the moment and expect these to stretch 1/2-1 full size due to not having a liner. I did put mole skin in the heel to prevent rubbing from the stitching. I expect these to fit perfect once broken in. I wear a 9 in shoes and 9 1/2 in running sneakers. The box says these are a 8 2/3.