- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 11
I bought these after as a follow on to my vapors. Being that they are more aggressive I went a half size up from 10.5 to 11. My vapors were super small so they hurt to break in so I suspected these to be the same. To my surprise they aren’t nearly as uncomfortable. The first time I tried the on in the gym I was a little suspicious they felt big and baggy and they didn’t feel as snug on my foot. It also seemed like there was a lot of material on top that just was in excess. However, they feel very good on the wall. Indoors I feel like if I put my toe on something it just is trustworthy and outdoors I feel like they do a great job bending and shaping to tiny toe chips. It just feels like I can get more rubber in contact with the rock due to the soft soles. The rubber on top is kind of nice too, providing extra traction when jamming. I can’t really speak to the durability yet since I’ve had them for only about 10 weeks. However, I climb usually 5-6 times per week for about 3-4 hours per session. Usually one of those is outdoors. So far they are holding up okay.