These are my 2nd pair of climbing shoes after blowing out the toe in my first pair. I love the downturn shape as it really helps when working your feet on small crystals but isn't so down-turned as to impact performance significantly in other types of climbing. Smearing felt different at first but is still possible. The toe has tons of rubber and feels nice and tight while the rest of the shoe has a snug fit but isn't so tight as to cause you to consider taking them off on the rappel off your route.
Love the laces to dial in fit (I tend to leave them untied or tied loosely when messing around bouldering at the local gym but cinch em down whenever a route or move puts some fear in the pit of the belly)
Overall great combo of comfort and performance. These shoes have def taken my climbing to a higher level-but if anyone asks it was my dedication and training regime that caused the improvement.
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