perfect for me!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I recently bought these guys and they're just a perfect fit. I have a pretty wide foot so I like how the leather stretches a little, a good shoe to downsize cause it will stretch ~ 1/2 a size.
The shoe has a great downturn to it, great for bouldering but you can still definitely use for roped climbs as well (preferable overhung). The single velcro strap makes for a quick on-and-off, not to mention the "love bump" which makes it 'comfortable' compared to other downturned shoes.
only complaints are the heel is a little bulbous, not the best for small heel hooks, and the rubber is pretty thick and takes some getting used to.
also try on several sizes, you may be surprised how comfortable you'll be getting a smaller shoe. not the shoe for you if you have morton toe
update: i'm tempted to downgrade to 4 stars only because this is just such a specialized shoe, like if you size this shoe correctly (tight as all get up) it can really only be used for bouldering or sending that super STEEP sport route. So if you crushing those steep boulder problems, this is the shoes for you.
UPDATE: you have to! have to take a hot shower with these guys after you buy them tight. The lined leather forms to foot and makes the shoe bearable. Excellent way to break the shoe in!