Review by: crimpman, 2005-07-20
I boulder and climb steep stuff frequently, so when I won a free certificate for some locos I thought it was a great score. I currently have the v10s, and climbed on Montrail Methods, so my foot was used to to the aggressive downturned shoe. But geeze the Locos were KILLER on my feet! I have em sized tight just like all my other shoes, and at first I thought wow these fit nice and snug! But once I started climbing it all went downhill. It's a good thing they're velcro and they're easy to get on and off, cause I seriously took them off about every 5 minutes. They hurt like hell on the top of my toes, and take forever to break in. I've been puttin up with the pain hopin it'd go away, but after long sessions in gyms, outdoor boulders and sport routes trying to break em in, they still hurt like hell. I'm really glad I got these for free, cause I'm definitely not going to take care of these things. Get any other down turned shoe than this, nothing should be that uncomfortable. Also I think the toe is too blunt. On pocketed routes you can barely stick your toe in the pockets, whereas with other shoes you could dive right in. I hate to be the negative one in the group, cause I see that most everyone else enjoys em, but man I hate these shoes.