This is a great shoe! It is a combination of sensitivity and strong edging. I have only used this shoe in the gym, and it is tricky to size. My street shoe is 8 1/2 and I am climbing on 9 1/2. Truly a 9 would have been the best fit, but since this is my comfortable show and not my aggressive pair, I can settle for a little bit of room and be a bit more comfortable. I would size these a half size up from you street shoe, and if you need to return for resizing backcountry makes this easier than any other online company I've ever dealt with. I would recommend this shoe to 5.10 to 5.11 climbers, or someone looking for a shoe that is not too aggressive. Good price too, great back up shoe!