These are incredible shoes for the smallest of edges. So far I've put in about 7.5 hours in them training in my home gym. I had previously had a pair if the New Zero Pros before and I loved them too. The main differences I can see are that the Free Range Pro are vastly better for standing on small feet and lack a little on the parkour style volumes. Whereas the New Zero Pros are the opposite, they truly shine on the volumes but I found I couldn’t quite trust my feet on the tricky slabs. Honestly in a perfect world get a pair of both and you will be golden. Both shoes are very comfy which is very important while still being precise. The rubber is sticky and I recommend them for anyone looking to level up their shoe game. TAKEHOLD with the So ill shoes.
After a couple uses they are feeling nice and broken in. The Dark Matter rubber mixed with the down turn makes you feel comfortable all over the wall, especially on smaller chips. I was worried they would be too aggressive for routes with no overhang, but realistically they can be used as a work horse anywhere!
For a little background, I primarily do top rope/sport climbing (5.12-), but make sure to go bouldering (V4) at least once a week.
I read a number of reviews about them stretching a bit too much if you sized up, so I went with my street shoe size.
For bouldering, especially overhangs I love them. The aggressive downturn and solid heel are great for overhanging projects. They're also great for small toe chips.
For me, I'm not a big fan of them for slabs as I did get my street shoe size and they are a bit tight for my toes. I'm sure they will stretch out more as I continue to use them.
I didn't think I would, but I actually like the single strap system. I've never had a problem with it and my feet always feel very snug.
These are the coolest shoes I have ever had by far! They are great for standing in very small chips, and they are absolutely incredible for toe and heel hooking! They are amazing shoes and I definitely recommend them to anyone who is linking for a stiff downturned shoe.
I love this store. I did follow the shoe ordering guidelines, but unfortunately, they still didn’t fit. But I do love it. It’s an amazing shoe and just completely made the best. Best material. Not enough good things to say. I just wish I could wear them. :)