I haven't had these shoes for long (1 month, maybe), but I can already tell that these are the most powerful shoes I've worn. The asymmetry and gnarly downturn throws all of that power into your toe, allowing you to be spot on with foot placement. The heel is absolutely bomber (hooks and sticks on everything). Performance shoe till the very end.
There aren't very many downsides to this shoe, in my opinion, but it is definitely a painful experience. It takes a decent amount of climbing to break them in, and it hurts all the way through that process. If you can push through the pain, the shoe softens up and doesn't feel quite as painful.
The lace system is also somewhat annoying. After wearing the Miura laceups for two years, the Dragon lace system is a pain to fumble with. The laces themselves are tough to handle, and they don't snug up the shoe around the contours of your foot as well as the Miura does.
Looking past these minor gripes, I can say that the dragons are a super high-performance shoe, and that I am extremely pleased with my purchase.
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