I bought these shoes last month. I love them. I think they are great aggressive shoes. I spent a lot of time trying on different shoes and these just fit my foot really well. They don't have any dead space in my heal, and if you make sure the Velcro is loose enough putting them on is really pretty easy. At first my foot would pop off the wall occasionally, but now that I've climbed a couple times out doors and in the gym they feel so solid. I'm never worried about my foot slipping. They just stick! These shoes really work well with overhanging climbs. I tried to use them on a harder climb (in the picture) that was not overhung, and they worked. However, it was not comfortable. I had heard that these shoe turn your feet blue. I haven't experienced it yet, but I also take my shoes off right after each climb. I think the way Five Ten markets these shoes is messed up. They make it sound like a cheap, discounted shoe. That's not the case. If you look hard enough you can find great deals on a lot of different aggressive shoes. Even at full price the difference between $150 and $170 is basically a nice quick draw.