First Time Hit
These are my first pair of climbing shoes. I am learning my way around the gym before hitting up the rocks, and these fit the bill as a first times shoe. I was nervous about buying a shoe online as I hear about what size to get. I am normally an 11-11.5 in my running shoes and I bought these in 10.5. They are definitely tight, but I think they will give and once I am on the wall, the shoe doesn't bother me in the least. Standing around on belay I just loosen the laces and they ease up enough that it doesn't bother my arches. Some people are annoyed because the red leather bleeds when you sweat, but this didn't bother me at all. They are sticky and let my post on the smallest nubs on the wall, the only thing holding me back so far is myself. Not these bad boys.