long break-in, but PHENOMENAL shoe
Review by: gaalsent, 2008-07-09
I wear street 13s, and wear a 13 in galileos, and have a narrow, low volume foot. Bought these after my first pair of Moccasyms failed to give me the required tension. The rubber grips everything from granite slabs to sandstone, but doesnt wear out quickly. Similarly, the velcro straps provide enough closure to make a reasonably tight -but comfortable- fit. Ive had positive experiences heel-hooking, but end up using the velcro straps for toe hooks because the toes lack substantial rubber on top. the rubber is pretty hard -durable and stays put.
A caveat: these will take a solid month or two of intense wear before they break in. I almost despaired, but they stretched -barely- and now i can tolerate them for single pitch and hard bouldering etc.