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Way overpriced and falls apart

Excellent climbing performance on the rock, but WAY overpriced for what amounts to a high-top approach shoe. Beware of reviews from pros elsewhere-- these folks don't need to pay for their footwear or can take the cost off their taxes! Not durable--as another reviewer noted the orange midsole degrades rapidly and the sole begins to delaminate (in my case, after only a few alpine rock climbs). Not good for hiking--not enough cushion, the high top provides very little support, and they fill with dirt in a heartbeat. Not stiff enough for snow, plus they would leak like a sieve. I have a number of La Sportiva products, and this is the only one that I would not recommend. A waste of money. If you want a great, much cheaper approach/climbing shoe-- get the La Sportiva Boulder X.