* I've been climbing 15 years
* I've used these and previous versions of the Hooker EZ at: Fontainbleau, Squamish, The Valley and Toulomne, Hueco Tanks, Bishop and many other areas.
* Hardest send v12
* I focus on bouldering but do sport, trad, off-widths, cracks, slabs, you name it
* I've climbed exclusively in Mad Rocks for the last 5 years but demo many of the new shoes from all brands.
The Hooker EZs are the most powerful shoe I have ever worn. They have incredible edging power and still smear like a mad man. They work well in very cold conditions and extreme heat (not that I want to be climbing when it's over 50 degrees!)
The Hooker EZs are a well rounded shoe. Full heel and toe rubber with ribs offer superior hooking. The 3 strap velcro enclosure keeps your heel snug and sound. I wear these shoes for every style of climbing except thin cracks and off-widths.
Hooker EZ durability is medium to high. Mad Rocks may not have the legendary durability of Boreal but they will destroy La Sportiva and they have hands down the best rubber I've ever climbed on.