My wife is on set number 2 of the Street LVs and loves them. I gave the 2020 Golds a try and I can say that they are my favorite climbing shoes Iv used. Looking forward to ordering again.
First off, these shoes are rad. I've had them for a few weeks now and every time I've worn them at the gym, I've gotten compliments. They're a great conversation starter. Plus, I feel like a champion when I put these on. It takes me back to when I was a kid and watched Michael Johnson scorch the competition at the 1996 Olympics in his famous golden spikes.
As for build, the rubber is of high quality — great grip. The shoes fit well (I wear a size 12 running shoe and usually a size 11.5 climbing shoe, so I went with a size 12). These aren't particularly aggressive, but they are pretty comfortable with the Velcro straps providing enough extra support to keep your feet from sliding around inside your shoe. Only time will tell if they're durable, but they do seem to be well-constructed.
Bottom line: I'd buy these again. In fact, I almost want to buy another pair before they're sold out. It's great having the coolest shoes at the gym; they really stand out.
Got these on discount, fit was perfect right off the bat - I usually wear Vapor V's. These so damn grippy its crazy. With sweat, the heel starts to slip and I'll be experimenting wearing them with thin socks in the summer, but over all I couldn't be happier. I'm thinking of picking up a few more befor the gold is out of stock - it looks really really good.
Great job Soill- plenty of room for improvement, but an amazing looking and great feeling pair of bouldering shoes.
Love what So iLL is doing with the entire category of rock climbing shoes!
Love my 2020 Gold shoes. They obvious look amazing, rubber necks at the gym are inevitable, but this shoe is more than just fashionable. The Fit is snug and precise. Very comfy around the ankle, unlike some other popular brands. They are extremely supportive while remaining sensitive enough to adapt to a variety of different rock surfaces. The Dark Matter rubber is impressive. Goodbye La Sportiva, hello So Ill. Thanks for making such a great looking and high performing shoe. Will definitely be buying another pair.
The 2020 Gold boasts a bold, metallic gold finish and is equipped with a thin padded tongue. The larger buckles give the tightening system power and sensitivity to mold the soft shoe to your foot.
An ultra thin midsole provides a softer more sensitive fit, creating an extremely lightweight aggressive climbing shoe. The toe box has been masterfully crafted to allow for a higher level of comfort and works conjunctively with the perfect amount of tension in the heel.