"This shoes is exactly what I wanted...and I got it!"
These are now my crossover shoe between work & everyday casual wear. They are pretty comfortable for what I have them for. I don't climb rocks...I climb trees...and these shoes are great for it since they are lightweight & flexible where it matters. I've only had them for a few weeks so I can't speak to how long they hold up, but the shoe looks to be well constructed. They do stick pretty well...if your not walking over banana peels. But seriously, I don't know what kind of rubber the sole is made out of, but it is designed to stick...soft enough to flex and stick, hard enough that it doesn't rub off like an eraserPrice is right, too. You can spend a hell of a lot more on shoes - you know your girlfriend does. I've never been a big spender when it comes to shoes anyway, but I've had lower quality, less expensive shoes fall apart after a couple of months of average duty. Enjoy!