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The women's performance shoe.
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I ordered these shoes to use as a bouldering shoe. However i am a novice and still learning the sport. These are an aggressive shoe to work up to using! They look and felt like they would be exceptional for someone with a more advanced background. They will be the advanced shoe i buy when i am ready for them!
Does anyone know how these compare to the...
Does anyone know how these compare to the five ten Projects? I love my projects, but they are in rough shape and I need new shoes.
I love these shoes they are Amazing! I am on my third pair! They are great for bouldering and climbing overhanging rock!
I wear a size 6.5 in street shoe size and I got a size 7 in the Blackwings and they are a perfect fit once I wear them a day! These don't stretch really so you don't want them too snug but will mold to your feet great!
I notice when I first wear them there is a little bit of a gap in the heel from the bottom of the shoe and the bottom of my foot but once you wear them a day that goes away!
The rubber on these shoes are amazing but you will definitely wear through them faster than other types of shoe rubber. It is worth is though when you climb really greasy rock you stick to the rock more with the 5.10 rubber than any other rubber!
Does anyone know how well these shoes keep...
Does anyone know how well these shoes keep their aggressive shape? I'm worried that they might flatten out over time.
They'll flatten out a little overtime, a lot if you abuse the hell out of them. just downsize and treat them well and you should be ok.
Satisfied, heel has some room though.
I ordered these in both a 7.5 and 8 based on other reviews.
I wear a 7.5 street size. My La Sportiva Muiras are a size 37. I have a wider foot at the toes, nothing ridiculous. (For reference - Scarpa rockettes in sizes 37.5 did not fit my higher volume foot.
I mostly boulder, often indoors at anywhere from a V2-V7 in plastic land. I prefer a more down turned shoe for overhang problems.
These shoes run small, I tried for a while to cram my feet into the 7.5 (my slightly larger foot was not having it) I could get them in, but walking was close to impossible and the material being synthetic, likely wont stretch enough. The 8, I was hesitant to keep, since on one foot, my heel felt slippy.
I brought 'em to the gym and realized that the 8 had to be the right size since I rip them off my feet after a problem. They are relatively comfortable - one hot spot at my big toe, and a pocket in the heel of the other foot. The tongue padding is really nice. The aggressive toe has been helpful.
I am really hoping that these hold their shape and stay together.
Great shoe, very sensitive. Allows for precise foot work. Good for steep climbing.
But what's with 5.10 and their heels? The heel is better than previous 5.10 Anasazi shoes. But there is still a small air pocket at the tip of the heel.
Overall, the shoe is great.