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5 5

nice shoe for most anything

These are intended to adjunct, and possibly replace my old asolos I've had for close to 20 years, and resoled twice. Not into the big technical climbs so much anymore, I got these to use for mostly playing around on old familiar sport and trad routes, and so far I'm pleased with them, they fit true to size, breathe well, and they lace, which I love, because with laces, you can really fine tune the fit for your foot to get the ultimate tightness, while not putting too much pressure across the top of your foot as can be the case with velcro. The only downside I'll mention, but not ding a star point on is that these are really light weight in the mid-sole, so no good for walking much further than over to your real shoes to change them. Not a huge deal, but If you find yourself atop a high exposed ridge after a route, and have to boogy as the thunderstorm is beginning to pound down around you, these aren't going to be fun to run over scree and talus in. No climbing shoe is good at that, but my Asolo mid-tops have certainly given me the support and stability in the past, so like any footwear, it's good to have an alternate in your quiver. These Nago's are definitely a good starting point if you're looking for a nice semi-sturdy all around shoe to start with, and they're a more nimble pair if you already have a nice beefy pair.

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I like these - very comfortable! I wear a US men's 10-10.5 and the 41.0 (US Men's 8.5) shoes are snug but work beautifully. Will, as many have noted, dye your foot pink for a while.