Check out Urban Climbing's review on the Millet Friction in the Feb/March 2012 issue: Another great all-arounder was the MILLET FRICTION, which proved its worth from Rumney, New Hampshire, to the Red River Gorge, Kentucky, and back to Durango, Colorado. The Frictions provided excellent protection from scree and uneven terrain, thanks to a tight lace system and stiff sole. They also had outstanding torsional stiffness and inner-shoe cushion for off-trail use. Caveat: our tester felt these shoes had little arch support, so high-arched people should be wary. Also, the leather tended to stretch out, so keep that in mind for sizing. Excelling on scree and slab, the Vibram sole had almost perfect friction on everything from granite to sandstone. They also stood above the crowd for their durability, as our tester had no issues after almost four months of heavy use. Our tester said, Id choose these shoes over most because of their beefy buy low-profile design and good looks.