Powerful edging machine
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Just picked up a pair of these and couldn't be happier. I have only used them in the gym for a couple days, but I'm really impressed. They have ridiculous edging power, enough down-turn for steep routes, and fit my feet perfectly. My only complaint is that they don't make them larger than a 45. I wear a 12.5 street shoe, so downsizing to the 45 means they are really tight right now. Maybe they will stretch out a bit over time, but I'm surprised that they don't offer a 45.5 or 46. I know my feet aren't little, but there are a lot of guys out there with 12 and 13 street shoes that will struggle to make this shoe work for them. Other than that, I couldn't be happier with them! i can't wait for some warmer weather and a few days at Smith Rock to test them properly.