I got the So iLL 2020's on the wall last night. All I can say is, wow! These are my first pair of aggressive shoes and they were a perfect fit. I was able to wear them the entire bouldering session and never had to take them off to let my feet rest. I was amazed that there wasn't any dead space in the shoe, they felt like they were custom made for my feet. It usually takes me a few sessions to truly trust a shoe. With these I felt confident from the start, the shoes were so sticky it was amazing. I was able to precisely and confidently place my feet on the smallest of holds. It is nice that the performance matched the looks, I love the bright gold color. The color helped remind me to pay more attention to my footwork.
I'm hoping that these hold up without issue, because they are the best shoes I've worn to date.
I have used these shoes for about a month now and I couldn't be happier. The fit is great, I went up a full size from my street shoes (from 9.5 to 10.5), and after a fairy painful first session to break them in they fit like a glove.
Performance wise they have been a big step up from my neutral/flat beginner shoes, specially in the bouldering wall.
Finally, the look of the shoes is amazing. Love it or hate it this is definitely a shoe that doesn't go unnoticed because of how different it is from the more "classic" designs. Almost every time I go to the gym I get a "cool shoes" comment from someone.
I love my 2020 Gold shoes, they are comfortable and extremely sticky right out of the box! I got these as an add on (half size up) for $50 when I was buying my girlfriend the Tokyo 2020s so that I could try out So iLL shoes, and I am so glad I did! I bought the Streets back when they were on Kickstarter but they were too small so I gave them away and never got a chance to use them. Now I have tried Dark Matter rubber and I absolutely love it! I’ve been climbing with Five Ten C4 and HF rubber for 5ish years and Dark Matter might just be my new favorite. My friends love to tease me about the gold shine but it’s fun to play along and then brag about the fit and performance. I’d recommend these to anyone looking for their first aggressive shoe or even to an advanced climber looking for their next try hard pair!
I am in love with these shoes! I feel more secure on small foot holds and they feel amazing! I don’t think I will ever buy another brand again
So I got a pair of these for $50 when I bought my New Zero's. For that price, you just can't go wrong! I'd never seen them in person before - damn they are very gold!! After copping some heat from my friends for having shiny gold shoes, they quickly turned into a crowd favourite! And mine! These are as good as my La Sportiva Miura VS (I had to go 1.5 sizes up for the So iLL shoes) and of course way more stylish! A great all round bouldering shoe. Love them!
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.