Incredibly comfortable and durable
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
There are times when I wind up wearing these for six hours nonstop... and I never once feel like they are uncomfortable or painful... and that's with my having ordered them a half size small.
I love the lacing layout. I have narrow feet and have to crank the shoes on... and I still don't find them uncomfortable. They do stretch a bit, obviously... with leather uppers.
They smear incredibly well, and get about an 8 out of 10 for stickiness. They edge well, also. I'm always surprised that I can wear them for hours, yet still find them reliable when I need to get the most out of some dime sized edge. Just yesterday I was stemming my way up a 5.11... and even after having been in them for about three hours I took a deep breath and relied on them to get me up a little edge, with all my weight on them.
All in all... I can't think of a better all-round shoe that is durable, reliable in a pinch, and comfortable enough to wear all day.