Things to keep in mind
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I recently purchased these and have not been climbing yet on account of it being the winter. I think these shoes are awesome so far. I wear them as my primary around town shoe now (replacing my Sanuk's). I also love how the heal collapses so easy, but when it isn't collapsed it is still a sturdy shoe, this will make it great for switching between my climbing shoes and these when I'm not on the wall. But...
I can see how everyone is saying these will not hold up for Approach shoes. I am planning on going climbing this week so we will see how it goes. I am going into it thinking I need to be ultra careful to not start ruining the canvas sides or not to rough up the rubber on the toe.
Also, when I purchased them I got a half a size larger because of previous reviews. This is super important because I don't think they would've fit with my regular size. They also seem a little tight around the foot at first (I actually think I have a fat foot).