I've only been climbing for a few weeks but I'm really excited about it. I read everywhere that you should buy your first shoe for comfort because you're not going to be good enough to utilize the super expensive/uncomfortable climbing shoes anyway. Well this shoe feels great and I've been able to grip the footholds really well. Seems like a great shoe for the price.
These are probably the most comfortable climbing shoes I've ever worn. They are so comfy that I don't usually even take them off between routes which is actually a bad thing because this causes them to stretch immensely. These shoes are so stretchy that after a couple hours at the gym they become a little annoying because they lose all aggressiveness. Buy them a size smaller than you think you'll need.
nice shoe but i make sure they are the right size... kind of new at climbing been trying more then one size to see what i like... the best thing u can do is go to REI and wear them for about 20 to 30mins to find out how they will feel for long period of time
I've been climbing since the first grade and I've always used gym shoes for my occasional bouldering and top-roping needs. Having a pair of climbing shoes that feel good on your feet after six hours of bouldering is just about impossible, unless you have some Nagos. I know that professionals love their hoof-feet but for the normal ones that want to climb and not feel tortured these are the shoes for you! some of my more serious climbing buddies STILL bring their Nagos to the wall just so they can change into them when their feet hurt too much. Just beware, they turn your feet red.
I have been using these shoes for six months, on average three times a week, and they are still in good condition. They are good for indoor and outdoor use. They will turn your feet or socks red, but that is the only problem (if you even consider that a problem).
These are my 2nd pair of climbing shoes, and I love them. I've used them in the gym and at my local crag, and they've performed perfectly. The laces make adjusting the fit easier, even if it takes a little longer. Also, whenever I get them dirty, I wipe the soles with a wet paper towel- this cleans them, and helps them last longer.
I bought this shoe right when I started to climb. They are unbelievably comfortable (granted they have stretched a bit since my first few climbs). The key feature that led me to these shoes was the laces (which wasn't present with entry level shoes from other brands). While many may use these for trad climbing, I use them for sport climbing and they work great. I will likely get a different la sportiva shoe as I work into more technical routes but for me now (I climb routes mostly under 5.11) these shoes work great.
"A decent first pair, make sure you get them properly fitted."
They are a decent first pair that have a really nice build quality. The problem is that they stretch a lot, mine stretch 1.0-1.5 european sizes. These are also a really unaggressive design, no significant downturn but really comfortable. That being said, they were a nice first pair but nothing special. When you get them fitted or are trying them on, make sure you fit them tight. It's real leather so it will stretch more than synthetic material.
A good beginner's shoe if they fit your feet well. They do stretch a lot. I got mine 1.5 sizes smaller than my street shoe, and they stretched so much that any larger would be too big.Will beginners be edging on dimes? No. That's not necessary on the vast majority of climbs up to 5.10. Nagos have decent grip and WAY more structure and edging ability than, say a 5.10 Coyote - another entry-level shoe.If you're the kind of beginner that needs to feel important by buying gear made for advanced practitioners, by all means skip these and go right to Miuras or Katanas. Otherwise you'll fare just fine with the Nagos.