A+ on looks, feel, and performance.
I bought a pair of these for my wife after I wouldn’t shut up about how much I love my Runner LVs. The quality on this shoe is absolutely incredible. There isn’t a stitch out of place. The Dark Matter rubber is second to none and my wife couldn’t believe how sticky they were on the first climb. I was a bit worried about the fit since my LVs took getting used to but she felt instantly comfortable and now has a new favorite shoe. The So Ill team was a huge help in selecting a size for her. Thanks for all of the assistance and nailing it on the first go!
I have always had a hard time fitting footwear for sports, from skiing to hiking. I am tall (5' 8"), but tend to be on the petite side structurally. That being said, I have always had issues with foot size, being that the palm of my foot is pretty average sized for my foot size (~9 average) but the rest is quite narrow and low volume, especially mid foot. This shoe has been prefect in that it fits the shape of my forefoot well and snugly (especially after a little breaking in) while still giving my a snug fit in the heel cup. I bought this shoe in size 8. I can synch the straps down and get a snug fit mid foot without having to cut off extreme strap excess. Even when my feet get sweaty, the shoe stays put. (The Tokyo Gold shoes I have will get a little slippy in the heel cup when warm/sweaty and I had to cut down & re-sew the straps because there was so much tail after synching them down. I love the gold show, don't get me wrong, the LV just fit better and what I use when I want good, tight performance.) These can toe in to micro holds and as with all So iLL shoes I have purchased, the rubber is super sticky, both in the gym and outside. If you don't want attention, don't wear these shoes. I also get lots of compliments on/questions about how they look. ;)
Perfect upgrade from beginner shoes! I wear a 9 women's for my normal sneakers and have a standard width foot. I ended up exchanging up to a 9.5 after ordering the 9's first. First off, the exchange process was seamless. The shoes are sooo high quality. I've had them on for about 20 minutes, and the initial "snugness" has already worn off. These will definitely form to your foot with use. The rubber is sooo nice, the Velcro is such a nice touch over laces, and the all over design and material of the shoe is going to last, perform, and support. So excited to climb with these once gyms reopen (COVID). Also, during this situation, it was a great way to support my local gym. So iLL will be my go-to shoe from now on!
• STREET LV •
The split, "dipped" seafoam green and black style of the Street LV goes above and beyond any previous shoe design. The Street LV features a thin padded tongue, matching split color Dark Matter rubber, and soft, sensitive fit.
Advanced LV Features
The Street LV last has been altered to accommodate narrower feet while maintaining the look and feel of The Streets. An ultra thin midsole provides a softer more sensitive fit, creating an extremely lightweight aggressive climbing shoe.