Gear Review

2 5

not an advanced shoe!

Don't get me wrong, if you're just getting into climbing, this shoe will do you good. I find that after owning 3 other pairs of shoes, these get the lowest grade. The rubber is wearing pretty low after only 3 months of climbing (mostly sport). I never used them in the gym in hope of maintaining the rubber but that didnt work. The toe box is too rounded, it cuts down on the sensitivity of your toes so you cant feel holds well. They stretch anywhere from a half to a whole size. Mine killed my feet when i bought them but are fine now. Again: great beginner shoe because you wont know the difference, but definitely not for more advanced climbers