Break-in Period: a week
Price Paid: $70
So I have been rock climbing for about a year and a half (mostly indoor, but a little bouldering outside), so keep that in mind when reading this review.
Great shoe for people with bunions (my big toe curves over my second toe). They have lasted a pretty long time even though I tended to drag my feet on the wall when starting out (shoe-goo also helps).
No super stick, the rubber used is somewhat slippery.
Overall I think these shoes are great for beginners, they keep your foot in a neutral position that is comfortable for a long time. I haven't gotten to use them for crack climbing, I assume that is why they have so much padding in the tongue.
Price Paid: $40
This shoe should be called the Montrail shitter. The inside totally rotted out. What a piece.
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Description of Montrail Splitter Climbing ShoesThe Splitter is designed to hold your foot in a comfortable neutral position for dexterity and mobility in crack climbing, long routes, and all-day comfort. However, due to the construction design and upper materials (unlined leather), the shoe can be worn tight, stretching to fit, and putting the foot into a high-performance power position. The toe shape is more symmetrical, which accommodates a toes-flat position better than an asymmetric toe shape. The toe shape also works well for Morton's toe (second toe longest) foot types. The last is flat and the heel narrow, allowing the shoe to lace up snugly on even the narrowest of feet. The upper is 1.7 mm suede with synthetic lacing overlays for support and control. The lacing extends far down the toe for volume adjustment over the whole length of the foot. The toe rand covers the high abrasion areas and protects the laces from the highly abrasive scraping and tearing of cracks (and
- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version
Cracks destroy your shoes, plain and simple. So Montrail designed the Splitter Climbing Shoes with burly leather uppers and high rubber rands to take the abuse. From finger cracks to sinker hands to Oh Dub, this shoe provides the support you need for pitch after pitch without your feet going numb. Gryptonite soles provide serious friction in the Valley or at the Creek, and the unlined leather uppers also give you a precision feel when it's time to get it done on the face climbing pitches.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version
CLOSEOUTS . Montrail's Splitter climbing shoes keep your feet glued to the rock face with Gryptonite HT (high test) soles, offering one of the best friction coefficients of any rubber compound available. Lightly padded tongue PRFRM thermo-moldable foam Dual pull-on loops Suede and synthetic leather uppers Weight: 1 lb. 4 oz. pr. CLOSEOUTS . China. Size Euro (US): 371_2 (41_2) 38 (5) 381_2 (6) 39 (61_2) 391_2 (61_2-7) 40 (7) 401_2 (71_2) 41 (8) 411_2 (8-81_2) 42 (81_2) 421_2 (9) 43 (91_2) 431_2 (91_2-10) 44 (10) 441_2 (101_2) 451_2 (11) 46 (111_2) 47 (13) 48 (14) 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
Free Shipping. Montrail Splitter Climbing Shoe (Fall 2007) The Splitter by Montrail is designed for crack climbing with a chiseled toe and expansive toe rand, and a forgiving leather upper which conforms to fit almost any foot type. Weight: 9 oz./260 g. (size 39) Stick Gryptonite GC for durability - Generous toe rand for cracks - Sticky everywhere you jam Fit Super comfortable Wear with toes flat Leather accommodates a variety of foot shapes All day grins Design Low-profile toe for jamming Lacing in forefoot under rand for durability in cracks 1mm midsole Animal Crack masters Jam virgins Speed climbers All-day jams Splitters Dihedrals Comfy shoe
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version