Gear Review

5 5

One of the best shoes I've ever worn.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have strange feet. I'm sure a lot of other climbers feel this way as well. Climbing shoes, as we all know, are so different that it is difficult to really suggest a shoe. It seems to me that the Newton is one of the exceptions to this rule. This shoe is aggressive enough to climb high end bouldering problems, and yet comfortable enough for all day multi-pitch climbs. The only downside is one of the bones on the back of me heel sticks out a little far, and these shoes are incredibly painful to take off, but the pain is never there while they are on. I wear a 10.5 street shoe and the 11 are not only good for the comfort, but I can still boulder rather well in them and get on some tiny precise toe work. Add to this the stickiest rubber on the planet and I don't see why you shouldn't give them a shot. Synthetic with zero stretch. The lacing system also allows for a very precise fit, although watch the eyes, they can bend in the cracks and become sharp.

They are super stiff, but after a bit I'm able to smear in them perfectly well, but some adjustments will need to be made if you're used to flimpsy shoes like the mocs. They crack climb like a dream. Highly, highly recommended.