Ordered 2 sizes large
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
After reading a lot of reviews, the general consensus was that the shoes run small. I am a size 8 and played it safe and ordered a size 10 and am comfortable with this size. I ordered this shoe because I wanted something intermediately aggressive but not compromising in comfort. This shoe has a good sturdy toe that allows you to get those tiny foot holds. However, the shoe box is wide enough that my four little toes are only slightly curled, and my big toe has plenty of room. I love having two velcro straps so I can easily take them on and off in the gym and occasionally slip my heal out. These shoes also provide a good heal hook. Last but not least they're very atheistically pleasing and I have received a bunch of compliments for them. I have been climbing with them for about 6 months and have no complaints!
I ordered the Mad Rock Lotus at the same time and compared them side by side and decided on Lyria because I felt Lyria had a wider toe box and offered more comfort.