Perfect First Pair of Shoes
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 42.5
I've been using these extensively for over a year and I've loved them. They are great for in the gym, desert sandstone, limestone, and probably other kinds of rock that I have yet to climb. These are slightly more aggressive than the tarantulance, but not too aggressive.
Be aware that these shoes stretch out quite a bit, as they are made of leather. I'm a size 9.5 in street shoes, and I bought a pair that was 42.5, as they felt snug but not uncomfortable. I wish I had gotten a 42 or even a 41.5, because they have stretched out quite a bit.
So if this is your first pair of shoes, I would find what feels good, and then go down half a size!!