Shoes fits great, comfortable for climbing shoes (i.e., can keep them on for while) but wouldn;t run a marathon in them. Style is low key but nice. Price is right for a first pair of climbing shoes for folks who are turned off from renting climbing shoes at the gym.
Bought these as my first pair of climbing shoe and they've worked out great. I've used them in a gym, outdoor, and even did some deep water soloing with them. They're holding up great and I expect them to last much longer. The only problem I've had with them is the smell. They don't breathe for your feet very well so all of the sweat builds up. On the plus side, it only took about four or five uses to break them in to fit comfortably.
This is an awesome climbing shoe for the gym. The sizes tend to run smaller than the La Sportiva shoes. These shoes offer a snug fit and are a breeze to put on with the velcro straps. They don't seem to stretch out. I wish that the upper part of the rubber that covers the top of the toes and the heal had thicker rubber. Seems like these shoes will wear pretty quickly, but they are holding up well so far. Overall, they are an excellent pair of climbing shoes, especially for the gym/entry level climber.
When you are starting out you need a shoe that is comfortable and cheap, your footwork will be so bad that you will quickly wear through the rand on any shoe (mostly from scrapping the upper toe across the wall). This shoe is a great all around performer and a fraction of the cost of upper end shoes, making it an ideal shoe for the beginner or even a great gym shoe for the seasoned climber.
"Great shoes - fit well and comfortably while still edging accurately"
I'm a novice climber, and I've been using these at the gym for a month now. Wear a street size 12 - bought these in 11.5. I'm able to wear them through my entire gym climbing session (2+ hours) and don't feel that they are too uncomfortable, or that they limit my climbing ability at all. After a month of scraping my foot up and down the wall (due to my amazing footwork), the rubber looks not much worse than when I bought them. And they haven't started smelling either!
Well it lasted these shoes worked fine. They are a very basic shoe and do a great job for the price however they did not last very long. They blew a hole in the toe in the first 3 months. I thought it was just because i had poor climbing form and was dragging my feet but my new shoes have lasted twice as long with twice as much climbing per week. They also smelt extremely bad. I tried numerous things(dryer sheets, fabrees, I aired them out quite well) but nothing helped.
Everything is better in rhyme, I do it all the time. Feel fairly true to size, good amount of rubber great traction gym climbing (I haven't had them on real rock yet). One of the most affordable climbing shoe on the market, can't go wrong.
I tried on a fair amount of other shoes both that were more expensive and less expensive and ended up going with these. They seem to fit my foot better than any of the others I tried on and are comfortable, even when snug which most of the others weren't for me. The construction seems to be very good also, although it will take some time to tell for sure.