Hands down the best sport shoe
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
For a few years I hadn't cared too much about what shoes I was wearing because I wasn't trying to climb too hard, but once I started getting back into it I was able to score a killer deal on the Shamans and in comparison to Mad Rock Sharks and all of the other shoes I've worn in my 20+ years of climbing these are hands down the best performing shoe I've ever used.
The toes are extremely sticky and precise, the rubber is pretty durable, and you can stay reasonably comfortable with roughly "street shoe" sizing. If you're wearing them a lot they can stretch a bit and develop some heel lift so very frequent climbers might size down a 1/2 size or just rotate with a second pair. For those climbing 1-3 times a week I think the street shoe sizing is a pretty good fit.
Given that this is a performance sport shoe I don't think novice climbers will benefit from wearing this since it isn't a good shoe for standing in. Generally, these shoes rock any small precise feet that are overhung or vertical in addition to heel hooks and toe hooks.