The most comfortable shoe
I bought this she because it was the only shoe my local sporting goods store sold that even remotely was confortable--I have a good case of Morton's Toe. I sized down a half size from comfortable at the store, had a break in time of about 4 days, and these things have felt like moccasins ever since. I could wear them as an after work slipper if I loosen the strings--they are that comfortable. I like the wrap around lacing that allows you to adjust the heal as tight as you would like for more demanding climbs, and to heel hook with absolute confidence. The are exactly as described. They are a crack and trad shoe. I notice a huge difference when wearing a more agressive shoe. These are not shoes I enjoy wearing for anything overhanging or 5.10+, although, I have seen old rock masters wear this shoe in more demaning climbs well. LaSportiva never claims this shoe to be anything that it is. I am half way through my first re-sole now. It is a great crack and trad shoe that I can wear all day if necessary.