great for light gym climbing
super comfortable, soft shoe. "soft" being the operative word. the soles are a little flimsy for me and not super-sticky (in fairness, i am an adult who climbs in the 5.10's in the gym). For a kid who does low-grade climbing in a gym, they are probably perfect (which is what they are meant for). Maybe for a kids first climbing shoe (?). They actually run big. I am a woman's size 6 in street shoe, and yet, in the Mad Monkey a 5 was too big (since climbing shoes should fit tight). These shoes also stretch a fair amount since they are soft, so take that in to consideration when choosing size. I would definitely recommend them for anyone doing light gym/outdoor climbing.