Use: hard sport climbing
Break-in Period: 2 weeks
Price Paid: $125
Great shoe for hard overhanging face climbing. I use them primarily at the Red River Gorge and they work great. I used to wear the Stinger and the fit is similar...just make sure you bump up a 1/2 size.
My only complaints would be availability (only a couple distributors in the U.S.), high purchase price and they wear fairly quickly.
Definitely will buy another pair.
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On Sale. Free Shipping. Boreal Men's Stingma Shoe (Fall 2008) The Stingma Shoe by Boreal is designed for Boulders with positive holds, extremely overhung sport routes, pocket climbs and competition.Specifications:2 - 12 u.k. in half-sizes. 470 gr. pair. Size 6 u.k.Boreal FS-QUATTRO. Thickness. 4 - 4.6 mm. depending on size. IRS heel.Features:High quality split leather with super-adjustable nylon tape lacing system.Integrated padded mesh tongue for comfort.Half midsole. Toes area soft.Slip-lasted.Fantastic sensitivity allows you to sense even the smallest and most marginal holds.
Stick the most difficult problem on your toughest route with these shoes featuring an advanced design and FS-Quattro soles for incredible performance. Ideal for boulders with positive holds, extremely overhung sport routes, pocket climbs and competition. FS-Quattro soles are super sticky and extra durable, even in cold temperatures. Slip-lasted construction offers superb sensitivity allowing you to feel even the smallest and most marginal hold. High-quality split leather uppers with super-adjustable nylon tape lacing and integrated padded mesh vents protect the top of your feet.