Laurensuzanne

Laurensuzanne

Laurensuzanne

Laurensuzanne wrote a review of on May 11, 2014

4 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought these shoes after enduring a whole summer of climbing on various terrain with the la sportiva solutions (which I LOVE) but they were pretty painful on longer and/or slabby routes. I bought these to be my comfortable multipitch/slab shoes and they are great for that purpose. For bouldering/gym climbing they are not the best, they have fairly good edging on small nubbins and such, but I would not recommend them for any overhang. I sized down a full size and they fit tight but not uncomfortable by any means. They get a little slimy and sweaty I think because they're synthetic despite their advertised "breathable mesh upper". Overall a good shoe for beginners or comfort shoes.

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Laurensuzanne wrote a question about on May 11, 2014

So I've tried on the men's version of this shoe but, of course, as I am a lady and have tiny feet, they didn't quite have my size yet seemed to fit me very well. I've never thought of my feet as "low volume" considering most climbing shoes I've owned have been men's shoes and they fit me perfectly (e.g. the la sportiva solutions). However, I'm interested how these LV women's shamans compare to the fit of the men's. And if I vary between a 6.5-7 (in women's street shoe sizes) should I lean towards the bigger size?

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Laurensuzanne wrote a question about on July 23, 2012

I tried these on recently and am pretty much set on buying them after doing thorough research. However, I'm a street size 7 and have tried on the 6.5 and 6 and can't tell which fits better. In the 6, the entire shoe molds to my foot but my toes are pretty curled and might even be overlapping...in the 6.5 the heel is a bit baggy and my foot seems to move around a little more than it should given it will only stretch.

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