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Gear Review

5 5

Awesome so far

The fit of these is what wins me over. The toe is a little more round than the previous shoes I've owned (La Sportiva Cobras and several other Red Chili shoes) and the laces go down to near the knuckles of your toes so you can really customize the fit of the shoe.
I have wider feet that are uncomfortable in my narrow La Sportiva slippers, and these Hornets accommodate my feet really well.

The heel cups your foot really well and delivers nice precise heel hooks. The profile of the shoe is stiff and aggressive enough to stick on smalls nubs on your overhanging project, but will still let you smear with ease.
The fabric on the top is really nice too and seems super durable, and as always the synthetic material is bitter sweet. Although it won't stretch, it will definitely stink up the room, so keep them clean or you'll scare away all the ladies from the crag ;)

I'll update this review as soon as I have more time to climb in these guys