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Phoenix Lace Up Climbing Shoe

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
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Rising to the task, the Phoenix is a rebirth of the classic rock shoe from Mad Rock . Performs admirably on cracks, multi-pitch and trad routes. Slip-lasted construction for rock sensitivity underfoot generous toe box reduces pressure on the toes. 3D molded heel cup is shaped to eliminate slippage and is treaded for effective heel hooking capabilities. Compressed polyester fiber midsoles are flexible and supportive to help reduce fatigue on longer routes. To-the-toe lacing and double pull-on loops provide ease of entry and an adjustable fit bound collars add comfort around ankles. Ultrasuede leather uppers with padded tongues relieve lace pressure unlined to conform to foot shape more easily. Sticky, Science Friction FX5 rubber blends just the right amount of friction with lasting durability treaded heels also aid on descents off the top.

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Decent beginner or backup shoe 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: tower_climber, 2011-03-05

My first pair of climbing shoes. I liked the fit of these better than the Coyote lace-ups, which were the other pair I was considering. Decent edging and great heel hooking. They performed well, but the rubber wore through in the toe after about 5 months. I would recommend these to beginners or people looking for all-day comfort in the gym and easy crags.

Like em 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: devil8ball, 2009-12-06

They are great all around shoes and probably one of the best set of shoes for beginners. However, I don't think they smear very well. Other than that, was glad I bought them and wore them out.

New Phoenix 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: NDKalltheway, 2009-04-13

This shoe is decent. I don't find it any less comfortable than the other 2 pairs of shoes I've tried. However, with size 15 shoes its nearly impossible to find alternatives. I doubt that these shoes are anything wonderful but I'm just thankful to have a pair that fits my foot. It works very nicely indoors and has good traction, but outside its nothing special. I'd recommend it to beginners because its good overall for traction, durability, price, and comfort.

Phoenix 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: antoine.jamil, 2007-09-12

This was my first pair of shoes. They fit well for the first couple of weeks, but they never seemed to stop stretching - this may have to do with climbing every day on some local boulders. After about a month of use I got a rip near the toe and decided to just go out an buy a new pair. EMS was gracious enough to give me a full refund and I decided to upgrade to the Five Ten Galileos. I must say that the exra bucks spent on the new shoes was well worth it. The Phoenix performed well when I was top roping in the gym, but for outdoor bouldering, which which I spend most of my time doing, you can't beat the precision of more specialized shoe.
The Phoenix good all around shoe, and I'm happy I started with them.

Falling apart 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: Tuwie, 2007-06-25

The grip is nice and they fit well for having a wide foot, BUT, they are falling apart

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