Good Fit for Skinny Morton's Feet
Review by: tigerlilly, 2007-01-06
These are my first rock shoes, and I practically stole them from EMS for $55 on sale. They were the only thing EMS had in my size that actually fit. I have very narrow feet and seek out AA's with AAA or narrower heels in street shoes. Needless to say, shoe shopping of any kind is torture for me. Add a Morton's foot to that, and 98% of all rock climbing shoes are off the list for me. The Phoenix fit nearly perfectly on my right foot, and the lace-to-the-toe allowed me to customize the snugness. My slightly larger left foot had a bit more big toe curl, but the unlined leather has stretched to accomodate it, and after 4-5 climbs, I no longer have an unpleasant pressure point on the big toe knuckle. In fact, right now, they feel like they were custom made for my feet. After a couple months of once/week use, some indoors and outdoors, they still look practically new. I think they will last a while for me. My only question is the rubber. I have difficulty smearing in these, but can't tell if it is my lack of skills, or the shoe. When I finally do wear the soles out, I'll have them resoled with something good and sticky to see if it makes a difference. Meanwhile, since the shoe fits, I'll wear them.