Durable, decent, but painful
Review by: keinangst, 2006-11-21
I've worn this pair for two bouldering seasons. I like to climb a combination of overhangs and thin slabs, so I need something versatile. My second toe is the longest, so the fit had always been a little awkward. This was made worse when I smeared on a sit-start, heard a POP, and was left in a lot of pain for several weeks. The pain finally subsided after 8-9 months, to the point where I could finally climb again.
Yes, these shoes dislocated my big toe and hurt the surrounding tendons. I would be very careful with the fit, because too tight can get you into trouble. I've since moved on to Evolv after two pair of Sportivas, and I will never go back. THREE STARS assumes they don't mess up your toe ;)