Loving these so far!
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These shoes are an excellent beginner/intermediate shoe, and are pretty comfortable as far as climbing shoes go. For sizing: I am usually a US size 11.5 to 12 street shoe, and sized down to a 43.5 (to allow for stretching), but be aware that all feet are different. The rubber isn't the stickiest, but it's already showing signs that it will wear less quickly than some of the stickier rubber soles I've had in the past. Like other reviews have said, they do give you red feet, but color bleeding is to be expected from most un-lined leather climbing shoes and is not a reflection of quality. These shoes are well worth the redness (and the lobster-red feet are very effective for scaring off would-be climbers from your favorite routes at the climbing gym)