Review by: dc, 2003-11-28
These shoes are awesome! I love the Cobras because they are almost suitable for any type of climbing! They are perfect for the gym, but are equally great outdoors with an amazing edging capability! The thin edges of this slipper just grip the wall and allow you to balance on ledges you wouldn't have thought possible. They have a very different feel if you are used to flat soled shoes (like mythos), but the down turned toe creates astonishing pulling and grasping power for your feet. The only downside I have found is that I cannot leave them on all day... They are just a tad too short for my liking. Then again this could be my fault for buying them too small to begin with. Don't get me wrong though, they do stretch but more in width than in length. So as far as which size to purchase, get them as small (in width) as you comfortably can, because they easily stretch a few sizes, especially near the opening (as the elastic stretches and widens the shoe).
Overall, whether you are a beginner or a professional, a gym rat, or a sport climber, wide footed or thin, then these shoes are for you!