Great first shoe!
I'm new to climbing and bought these as my first pair of shoes. I originally wanted the Mythos but we didn't have my size. I feel like these are a great (cheaper) alternative to the Mythos. You lose the lacing around your heel and add in a bit of synthetic material. However, the addition of synthetics on top makes the shoe a bit more abrasion resistant and will allow me to not destroy them so quickly with my poor climbing technique. All in all, I'm very happy with these shoes even with my lack of comparison. They are great for most anyone, but especially beginner to intermediates.