I bought these from Black Diamond, not back country. But the shoes are so incredibly bad, I had to review here.
When unboxing, the first thing I noticed was the disgusting construction. There is glue coming out of every seam.
The shoes are unbelievably stiff.
Putting them on, the back dug hard into my ankle. I tried with socks and a bag, but they are completely unbearable. & they aren't overly-tight, so it's not a fit issue. They are just beyond poorly made.
I was really excited for these, because they looked so pretty in the pictures, & I'm a huge fan of Vegan Suede.
Hi Anna, I'm sorry to hear about your poor experience with these shoes! It sounds like you may have received a defective pair, based off of the glue issue. Keep in mind, though, that climbing shoes are made to be highly stiff for climbing performance, but some are certainly stiffer than others. Although we cannot accept a return from shoes that were ordered from Black Diamond, please feel free to contact a Gearhead and we can help you find some other climbing shoes!