Thanks for reaching out to us! "My normal climbing shoe size is a 7½, but I got into a 6½ of the Tenaya Ra and found them surprisingly comfortable. They took about a month or so to become comfortable enough to wear for periods of time." Keep in mind that a size from one brand/model will fit differently than the same size in another brand/model, and what works for one, might not work for another. It's also a good idea to try climbing shoes on in the afternoon because your feet can swell up to a full size during the day. The Velcro slipper, otherwise known as the Tenaya Ra, balances stiffness and sensitivity to give you premium performance with a nearly non-existent break-in period. Synthetic uppers with a cotton lining ensures that your shoes won't stretch out or become uncomfortable through the life of the shoe. The asymmetrical shape provides power and precision right where you need it. Hope this helped you out.
Date published: 2016-02-09