Gear Review

5 5

Great Trad Shoe

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been using this shoe for a couple years now and have loved it. These fit the niche for climbing crack, or all day multi-pitch routes very nicely. I found them to be comfortable enough to wear for 6-8 hours straight, yet still capable of performing well.

This shoe does not work well for technical, steeper routes. I don't view that as a con for this shoe as I am a firm believer in buying gear that is well suited for the need at hand. Trying to find a shoe that is well rounded for all types of climbing usually leaves you with a shoe that does okay in some situations, but doesn't do really great in any one situation. Buy this shoe for trad and it will serve you well.