I just bought a new pair of Tokyo Streets, and I'm super sad they're discontinued! I'd used the last pair of Tokyos to win a charity climbing competition and hadn't had them resoled until it was too late. I won the competition, climbing more than 10,000ft in 22 days- a breeze in these shoes.
The precision of these shoes is incredible. You can edge on anything. I have tried the new Streets, and they don't feel as sharp, so I'm sad to see them go.
It has good fitting and the dark matter seems good. Hope my husband likes it.
Tokyo Streets are my go to shoe! I purchased these shoes Aug 1 and it's not Oct 3rd so it's been around a month of climbing and I climbing 3-4 times a week. These shoes-have gone through the ringer. I must say that the sizing is spot on I wear a 9.5 and ended up getting a size 12 so a middle ground between their recommended sizing of comfort and performance. When I first put them on they were excruciating as this was an upgrade from my tarantulaces. I must say that I've seen a major improvement in my climbing with these shoes and they will have minimal stretch due to the synthetic material. There is no dead space in my heel or toe hooks. The rubber is super grippy so smearing is a breeze. I usually climb a V5 and I love these shoes and would recommend them for anyone looking to buy them. I also am a male and these fit my feet great & perform great as well!
As of right now I bought the tokyo streets on August 1st! It's been around a month and two days since I've been using them and I must say these shoes are great. They've held up tremendously well and I have seen an improvement in my climbing with them in comparison to my tarantula's. These shoes are a soft shoe and will slowly help improve your foot work as you can feel the rocks indoors and outdoors. The sizing is on point, I wear a size 9.5 usually in street shoes and went with a size 12 in these shoes and I must say that overtime they are a shoe I can wear for around 5-6 boulder problems before giving my feet some rest. The first time I wore these shoes they were pretty excruciating, but as time goes on there is minimal stretch which has made this shoe perfect for me when bouldering. So far there are no complaints and I would recommend this shoe especially for people looking for a more aggressive upgrade to their neutral shoes. I usually climb a V5 and these have been great for me thus far.
I got my Tokyo Streets on Aug 15 or so, its now Sept 23. I boulder at a rough walled gym 3-5 days a week. These replaced a pair of 5.10s Anasazi's I'd been using since February, before I climbed through the rand on those shoes.
So after 5 weeks, here's the review. The sizing is ON. Listen to the site rules. If you're a dude, (with narrow hooves like me) and you wear a 9 (euro 42) street shoe, go with the 12 if you want to be comfortable. I went slightly aggressive at 11.5 and it took two weeks to break in. I couldn't climb for two days after day 1.
First day, coming off an all-day shoe, they were uncomfortable and the toe was too sharp and soft, the very tip couldn't hold a button edge.
Day two (a few days later) I figured them out and had already worn down the toe point enough that I could stick to ANYTHING. Flattenting out the foot a bit through wear, they started smearing amazingly. Pretty great edge strength for tiny cracks - total confidence on any protrusion almost. Climbed some VERY razor bladey slabs. Great heel and toe hook, nice and protected. And they look F&*%ing dope.
The drawback is the sizing - if you wear a 10 or more you basically can't buy this shoe because it only goes up to 12 or 12.5.
And that amazingly adherent Dark Matter rubber! It's stick is as good or better than 5.10 Stealth C4. Cost? Durability. Today, my next new pair of shoes arrives. My Tokyos got a hole in the toe above and through the toe point. They essentially need a resole already. So they lasted a month of very heavy climbing.
In my general ignorance, I'd suggest this is a comp shoe or a big-send day shoe. But climbing hard in them 3+ days a week, you'll be looking for a second pair in short order.
Final thought: unless you buy used, you aren't going to find a better deal than the closeout on this shoe. Hope to pick up another pair, break them in and use them for comps and big days, because they climb great.
Great packaging comes with stickers and a callus board!
The Tokyo Streets are crafted with a brilliant metallic rose gold upper and equipped with a thin padded tongue. The low volume last and larger buckles give the tightening system power and sensitivity to mold the soft shoe to a narrower foot profile.
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.