"FOR An all-around high performance climbing shoe that blends sensitivity, edging and crack climbing performance
FIT Slip lasted on a performance/comfort last with a forgiving toe box for all day use.
GRIP VibramŽ XSV rubber with high, sticky full coverage rands for crack climbing performance
FUNCTION Salpa midsole for improved sensitivity underfoot and a modified slingshot rand for precision edging."
Nice shoe that is quite narrow and has very minimal stretch. Very good edging. Once broken in can handle slabs to slight overhanging, and are very comfortable. Have lasted two resoles and I don't want to get rid of these things.
true they are stiff - thats because of the 4mm XSV...these things are solidly built but takes alooong time to break them in and the sole lacks sensitivity. neccesarily recommend for beginnners as a first shoe. just my 2 cents.good lucky and rock on!!