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Great shoe but not for smearing
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Bought these as my first pair of new shoes (my very first pair was second hand and disappeared at the crag)
These were originally for climbing in the Rockies and I sized down for a super snug fit which was great. I then moved to Vietnam and they expanded so much in the humidity my feet slid around inside the shoes! When I got back to dry Canadian air they did fit more snuggly again.
My biggest complaint with these shoes is they suck for smearing. Luckily limestone is grippy enough on its own to be somewhat effective but otherwise awful.
So while I do recommend these I won't be repurchasing.
Scarpa Reflex Climbing Shoe - Women's
Perfect Beginner Shoes
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These shoes are perfect. Great for any beginner. They are very comfortable and have nice traction. The sizing chart seems to be fairly true to size, but for a super snug fit you could always go down a half size.
Great Beginner Shoe
- Gender: Female
I'm new to climbing and needed a shoe that I could use while I learn. This one is perfect. I got a half size smaller, because I was not ready for super tight shoes yet, and they fit me well.
Not an aggressive climbing shoe
It is a good shoe for crack climbing, where you don't need an aggressive shape or serious stick. However, this shoe is right around mediocre. I purchased these after having a pair of the five ten anasazis, and what a down grade.
Very nice first shoe for the girlfriend. She's way more confident now that she has a pair of shoes that fit and the rubber on these is nice.
Not Bad, Not Great..
These are my beginner shoes, and they are just that. I got a 6.5 and I am usually a 7.5, I'd recommend just going down a half size, but I am OK with a little comfort in my climbing shoes.. I will buy a new pair when these breakdown, probably a different brand all together. But they are not bad beginner shoes, especially for the price.