Great shoe all around. Really really really good fit.
Price Paid: $90
Great shoe all around. Really really really good fit. I have a wider foot and the toebox is more comfortable than in any other shoe ive had. The ctx is really nice. The heel cup feels a little wide as well, but has never slipped in a heel hook. The velcro works well, unlike the case of the Wasabi. Rubber is soft and grippy opposed to the hard rubber used by Madrock. I find it works well both in the gym and on real rock.
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The Index rock shoes give you a highly-sensitive stickiness without the bone-contorting fit of more specialized shoes. You'll have all-day comfort for all-day climbs.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
The Montrail Index Climbing Shoe's unlined synthetic upper gives you precision feel on the rock without the two-sizes of stretch that you get from all-leather shoes. Two quick straps, and you're in and on your way to sending your next project. If that project happens to be a ten-pitch route, then you'll be stoked on the CTX foam heel. You know how your other climbing shoes rub your Achilles Tendon raw? Well, these shoes don't do that. Oh yeah. Montrail also added ultra-sticky Gryptonite rubber to keep you glued to the dime edges. Hey, comfortable shoes don't do much good if they climb like garbage.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version
CLOSEOUTS . Even the smallest jibs and hairline edges seem larger with Montrail's Index rock climbing shoes, featuring the infamous Grypotonite HT sole for ridiculous traction on any surface. PRFRM thermo-moldable foam at the toe and heel for a glove-like fit. Two adjustable touch-fasten straps Dual pull-on loops Suede and synthetic leather uppers Weight: 1 lb. 1 oz. pr. CLOSEOUTS . China. Size Euro (US): 37 (5) 38 (5 ) 38 (6) 39 (6 ) 39 (6 -7) 40 (7) 40 (7 ) 41 (8) 41 (8-8 ) 42 (8 ) 42 (9) 43 (9 ) 43 (9 -10) 44 (10) 44 (10 ) 45 (11) 45 (11 ) Climbing and other related activities are inherently dangerous; anyone purchasing or using equipment for this purpose is personally responsible for getting proper instruction on its correct and safe use.
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. Montrail Index Climbing Shoe - Vegan (Spring 2008) Specifications for the Index by Montrail Weight: 9 oz./260 g. (size 39) Stick Gryptonite GC for durability - Sticks to polished slopers and micro edges - Highly sensitive Fit Asymmetric power Knuckled position with no pressure over the toes Flat last Design Adjustable length straps One-sided padded tongue Plush Animal Long Routes All-day climbing Weekend warrior Gym Training
Designed for climbing all day long, the Index is built for comfort and performance. You won't be desperate to take these off while you're belaying or waiting for your turn. Thermo-moldable areas help with the most difficult component of a rock shoe: perfect fit. Synthetic leather and synthetic compound construction. Gryptonite GC compound outsole is durable and sticky on wet or dry rock. Integrafit last based on extensive research to fit a wide variety of foot shapes. Two strap notches let you customize shoe tightness. CTX Thermo-moldable foam under the toes and around the heel for a custom fit. Asymmetric knuckle position for control, comfort, power, and sensitivity. 1.5mm nylon midsole for support and precision footing. On sizing, please note climbing shoe sizes are only a suggestion as fit is highly personal. Foot shape, use, and style all play into size selection.
- EMS refers to the unisex version