solid material/construction - has held up well w/ almost a year of frequent use - rarely needs washing, but i did get some black rope dirt out of the chest w/o difficulty or fuzzing after a weekend climbing, which was a surprise. I'm 5'6", 130, and had to get an XS for a loose but not baggy fit (normally a nau medium/6)
On my 2nd pair in as many years...I'm in residency, so sometimes I don't take these off for 30hrs straight (e.g. on overnight trauma call) - feel great all night. I'd say I wear them easily 100hrs/wk and would not wear any other shoe that much. Also have held up great through hiking over rocks, falls and mud, sea kayaking, and basically anything where you would want a water shoe, or want to hike/climb mixed terrain and need to feel/grip the ground. LOVE these shoes.
these take a while to break in - and really hurt my achilles and last 2 toes for a while (I have a wide forefoot) .
Once broken in, I've really liked them for overhanging routes and bouldering (the mythos just don't quite do it on an overhang, though they are great all-arounders for everything else)
street shoe 7.5-8 USwomen. the 36.5 is working well for me. Still nice & snug after 8 months, but no longer painful. I wouldn't go smaller.
The weird thing about this harness is the leg loops - they taper such that they're wide at the bottom and narrow at the top. Not a big deal for climbing - even falls don't hurt (cuz you of the bend of your hips, I guess...), but belaying? ugh - the top of the leg loops can really dig in. Maybe I have extreme leg taper?
Love the padded waistband, length from waist to leg loops is long & comfy . Like a lot of nicer harnesses there's just one buckle & no doubleback - which is awesome.
size: I'm 5'6'', 130 - a medium cinched all the way down in the waist fits well in the thighs.
Recently put these back on after about a year of climbing in more aggressive shoes...They felt smooth & soft like butter, stuck to the wall like gum. I forgot how much I love to climb in them. For everything but steep overhangs they're awesome - and SOOOO comfortable.
sizing: street shoe is 7.5-8 US women, got these in 37.5...could have done 37 easily & still been comfortable after break-in. also, i have wide feet w/ weird bumps -these will lace to fit anything comfortably.