my first shoe
This was the first climbing shoe I bought many years ago now. It climbs and fits like a beginners shoe should. That is, it is comfortable for all day wear (I often feel like I could drive my car home in this shoe after the gym days) and the leather and rubber hold up well. Not a stiff shoe for hooking and dime edging your way up but it smears well and sticks to all but the smallest nubs. Would I recommend these to someone with a few years or who is sending moderately difficult routes or tech problems.. no. But, they would be among my first recommendation for someone just starting out or someone looking for a shoe to compliment their aggressive technical shoe with a comfortable shoe for long pitches or gym sessions.