Historic Range: $38.09-$99.95
Reviewers Paid: $70.00-$75.99
They're a good shoe. For someone who has wide feet such as myself, they're great.
On the downside, they're pretty cheap. The stitchings on the side has torn on mine, and these shoes wear away pretty quickly. If you do a massive amount of edging, you're going to wear away these shoes within 4-5 months, perhaps 2 times a week.
They're a good beginner shoe. But once you get good enough to do some hard edging/cracking, these shoes are gone. On the plus side, these break in pretty quickly.
Use: Indoor Climbing
Break-in Period: around 3 days
Weight: 140 lbs
Price Paid: $75.99
I have had these shoes for 3 years now and they have withheld lots of indoor and outdoor climbing. Climbing in them on an average of 4 times a week, they have been excellent gym climbing shoes. They are very comfortable and great for beginners.
A downfall is that the heel pops off easily when doing heel hooks and the edging wears off fairly quickly. They withstood great for outdoor crack climbing and top roping. I would recommend them.
Break-in Period: none
Weight: 1 lb.
Price Paid: retail price
I've had these shoes for about 5 months and they're still in good shape. They're used on average two or three times a week. The rubber is still in good shape and still sticks well. Can't really ask for much more from a shoe for this price
I've owned these shoes for a little less than a year and they're pretty much shot. They were used on average once a week. They were good beginner shoes and they were cheap, but you get what you pay for. The rubber wore really quickly, especially at the toe. Before I knew it, the whole toe (on both shoes!) was blown out and I was shredding my toe skin on the rocks. My girlfriend has the same shoes and the same thing happened to her. That's what you get for 75 bucks I guess...
Use: Mostly outdoor, some gym
Price Paid: $75
Just bought these kicks at my local EMS. I plan to use them at an indoor rock gym. I'll post more about their fit/function after the break-in period! Initially the fit is comfortable and snug. I recommend buying a half-size smaller, as the folks at EMS told me these shoes will stretch a bit.
Break-in Period: N/A
Price Paid: Just under 70 Bones