- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I rented these for about two weeks, and they are already in my cart for the next paycheck. These shoes take aggressive stances when you ask them to, but simultaneous they don't sacrifice comfort for those relaxed days on the wall. The rubber is incredibly grippy and doesn't rub when you are going for a shmeer. For anyone getting into climbing for that next step I heavily suggest this shoe for you. I set a PR with these shoes, I finally broke into the 5.11 b/c routes.
One thing I will say, these shoes are an odd sizing, I normally wear a street 12, or a 45 shoe. When I was sizing these I ended up wearing a 13, and even those needed some mileage until I felt truly happy with these.
This picture is me climbing a bulbous V3 at the employee gym at the GHO headquarters in SLC. I cannot wait until I actually own these and can truly wear and tear them on a daily basis.