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Gear Review

4 5

Pretty Good

Let me start off by saying that this is an excellent shoe. It grabs edges like nothing else and the stiffness is great for holding yourself in place when you need to place gear without you feet getting to tired. The thing is it isn't what I would expect from an all around shoe. it's great for cracks and edging. It's also comfortable, but the rubber is not sticky. I guess this is what makes it durable and better at edging, but I have other shoes that smear much better than this. Also, it is very overpriced. They're not worth the money especially considering the durability, which i find lacking. Right out of the box the rubber had visible joints as if it had been resoled. only a dozen days of climbing later and the rubber is beyond peeling. no problems with the bottom of the toe but considering they are designed with big wall in mind i feel like they'd only hold up to half a summer of climbing. Definitely 4 or 5 stars for performance but overall they aren't that amazing. One last note. The high top is not so great for wandering around the woods since twigs and dirt get stuck in them, but they are the best idea ever for corners and cracks.