Mutate into a harder climber.
- Split leather upper with Friction Skin
- Lateral Torsion System
- Elastic gore with hook-and-loop strap
- Anti-deformation midsole
- Zenith rubber sole
- Item #BRF0007
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: 8
I bought these half size smaller than my regular street shoes and I think that's spot on advice. I have wide feet that are not too tapered, the toe box is about the same as the LaSportiva Solutions. Toe box is just as tall as the Solutions, but not as pointy, which is why I bought these. They are not as downturned as I had hoped, but it's not really affecting my projects too much. I got my first V7 in these, not sure if these shoes had anything to do with that? They don't really stretch, my right foot which is slightly bigger than my left foot is still difficult to get on, I'm pulling really hard on the loopholes to get my heel in. My left foot fits perfectly. I get the nice "suction" sound when I put these on. I've been climbing in these for the last 3 weeks and I really like them. The zenith rubber is soft and tacky. Heel is not as narrow as I hoped but hasn't affected my heel hooks. Great looking pair of shoes too!
Stoked on These
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 11.5 US 10.5EU
First and Foremost, the shoes got the 4/5 because they are my first pair of aggressive shoes and I don't have much to compare them to.
Fit: My street shoe is a 12, I have slightly wider foot, and my toes are slightly tapered, Roman. I downsized a half size from my street shoe (like I did with my Evolv Pontas II) The fit is nice not too much in the way of pain, just minor discomfort the first hour or so. I feel like the worst of the break in period is right out of the box. I would say the feeling is the same as far as stretching my Evolvs, if that makes sense.
Climbing: From my little experience with the shoes thus far I can tell you: The toe rubber is a pretty neat, the heel hooks are secure, stiff shoes, edging felt great.
Only con so far is the lack of Boreal swag.. no stickers or nothing?!?! Thank you backcountry.com for the sticker & granola though, you're a real one for sure :P Overall excited to take these bad boys to the sandstone in Red Rock this season.