Gear Review

5 5

Excellent All Day Trad Shoe

I picked these for use as a comfortable all-day trad shoe that retains performance, and wasn't disappointed. In the past, I've suffered through foot pain as soon as I would hit anything slabby or with cracks. I've tried Moccs, Miuras, Evolvs, and Acopas and while they all felt fine in the gym, they killed me on trad... well, no more. With the TC Pros I not only happily stuffed my feet in cracks and smeared on features, but also felt no need to loosen my shoes at the belays or even take them off at the end of the route until I had all the rest of my gear packed up.

My feet are tad under a size 10 street shoe, and I went with a size 9.5 (42.5) wearing no socks. For reference, I wear an 8.5 (41.5) in La Sportiva Solutions/Miura VS, and a size 10 in Evolv Shamans.