Gear Review

5 5

Wee little climbing shoes

I bought a pair for my 5-yr-old. Aside from the fact that climbing shoes this small are adorable, these shoes work as they should. My son wore them to the gym, and he wore me out. (I figured he'd last for 15 minutes, but he spent more than an hour at the kids' bouldering wall.) He likes how they look, and they fit well. They're easy to get on and off, and the hook-n-loop closure lets him adjust the fit. The lace that goes around the back is attached to the closure, so the whole shoe fits snugly. I bought a bit large, as other reviewers suggest, and they fit now yet have room to grow.