It’s nice to have a few time-tested items in your arsenal that you can simply order brand new every few years with full confidence in what you’re going to receive. No shopping around, no sizing up or deliberating over various products, you just know. Well, this shoe is that piece of gear for me, and my fourth pair just arrived in the mail yesterday.
I’ve had two or three pairs of these shoes over the last several years and I’ve used them for just about everything from walking around town, hiking 14ers, easy 5th class climbing and many days scrambling around talus fields chasing the latest bouldering project. They stick like glue to rock, they can take a ton of abuse and they last for a long time[1. Except the laces, those never last].