Very comfortable, but:
1. The rubber is crap!!! Big holes with my toes sticking out just a few outdoor climbing trips;
2. Quickly develop bad, bad smell...
Use: bouldering/ indoor training
Break-in Period: dont know yet!
Price Paid: $99
Great shoe. I just got my pair last week. Took them straight to the gym and they were awesome. Felt great, and grip well.
Break-in Period: two or three uses
Price Paid: $120
These shoes are amazing on rock. Not impressed in the gym though. They start to smell real bad.
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