Gear Review

4 5

Pretty good all "arounder"

Have two pairs of these and use them in the gym as well as outside. When climbing outside I feel comfortable with every style (face, crack, slab) and wear them easily all day. Very durable rubber as I climbed a full outdoor season in them.
I would not necessarily rate them as a beginner only shoe, as I know some folks who climb up to 5.11's (outside) in them.
No smelling problem either using them on average 2-3 times a week. Just make sure (as with every shoe) you air/dry them out properly afterwards.