- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I went from using a cheap pair of 5.10s and the change to these was just astounding I went from to solid 5.9 climber to an iffy 5.11 climber. They are truly great. I love everything on the shoes. The two most important things I think is having the tongue that is really form fitting and I can keep shoes on quite tight with them untied. The other really important thing is that they are yellow. My old 5.10s were red and after a long day of climbing they would turn my feet red. These I have no problem with. I got them resoled and now they are climbing like new again. I just fear that I will not want to try any other shoes after wearing these.