This shoe does a swell job for digging your toe into those small pieces. However, the shape is a bit awkward on the foot and will take some getting used to. Good for the price that it is, and good beginners. The color pattern is not bad either.
"great trad shoe- comfortable, good if you have wide feet"
I have relatively wide feet so finding comfortable climbing shoes is hard for me. If you also have this problem then the defy lace-ups are for you. I may be a chick, but the men's are wider than the women's so who cares if they aren't pink? These are comfortable and the lack of downturn makes them a great trad shoe. If you're looking to climb 13's- these aren't the shoe for you, but if you've just started out- or might be in climbing shoes for 2+ pitches- check these out