- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I wore them for the first 5 weeks, work like a champ(i climb for two months straight with regular shoes), then it got this horrible smell, so bad that i have to stop going to my bouldering gym and start going to my sport climbing places and use their shoes. However after i got really into climbing, i got over the idea of the smell, and the shoes work great. have them for 4 months now, currently on v6 and doing fine with it, still very durable while my partner in climb own a pair of mad rock and he climb as much as i do have holes in the front of it, im guessing that these are very durable.
i wear size 8.5-9 street shoes, and chooses size 8, break in was terrible, hurt so much, now it still hurt and i cant always keep them on so when i take them off for air around the gym, the terrible smell "unleashed the cage".
for some reason, even tho it supper hurt and tight, when i try heel hooks, i fell a little air in between my heel and the shoes, so i dont think my heel fit in them.
i dont let that set me back, great shoes over all, just need better fitting and hopefully the smell wont "unleash the cage" on you