One leads up an enlightened onsight, while the other entraps you in frustrated in a false sense of hope that you'll ascend into reality one day; either way, the So Ill Men's The One Climbing Shoe is the right tool for the job. So Ill designed this shoe with a seamless upper made out of vegan-friendly materials. It has a flat last, slightly stiff sole, and aggressive heel that balances between beginner-friendly comfort and expertise edging. If you get scared, just remember that there is no spoon.
Climbing shoe designed for beginning and expert gym climbers
Flat last with stiff sole for beginner-friendly comfort
Aggressive heel cup enhanced edging for intermediate routes
Seamless upper with padded tongue for comfort
Dark Matter rubber designed for the Navy Seals
Good fit and stick well, but warm
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have been looking for a pair of shoes that would replace my Evolv Bandits (I won't wear leather climbing shoes). These shoes fit great. I used the fit recommendations on their website (which are climbing rating based). I haven't had a chance to try them outdoor yet, but indoor the rubber feels just as good as Evolv trax rubber. They are a bit warmer than I'd like. It seems like the liner is the reason they are warm, but the liner keeps them from feeling slimy. Edit: I've used them outside now on basalt (at Diablo Canyon in NM), and they stick really well to tiny basalt edges. I almost feel like it sticks better than evolv trax rubber, but I haven't had a chance to do a 1:1 comparison yet.
Lee H.comment on
Happy to hear these are working well for you! It's nice to hear that So Ill has a good sizing guide for their shoes as well!