Factory Blem Shoes - Free Range LV
Need great shoes for cheap? Here's your chance to score a great deal on shoes looking for a good home. Factory blem shoes contain some cosmetic blemishes that do not affect the structure, performance, or size of the shoe.
Factory Blem Shoes may contain the following cosmetic blemishes:
• Shallow or deep scratches in rubber
• Minor stains on fabric
• Minor rips in fabric
• Excess glue along rubber
• Scuff marks on colored rubber
• Misprint of logos
• Notes of chalk
I love the look of these shoes, so pretty. They are my first pair of aggressive shoes and are relatively comfortable, I expect that they will get better and better as I break them in. I followed the size recommendation and they fit pretty good, I will probably go down a half size next time.
Bought a pair of these to give them a shot after seeing Jason Momoa flaunt them around and damn was I not disappointed. These guys are my go to now for everyday climbing. I wear a 9.5 in Converse All Stars in Redwing boots for reference and decided to go a half size below standard climber recommended for that extra tight feel and let me tell you, it's worth it. Wear in was about five 2 hour sessions and it went as fast as most shoes I've had. I was a little worried about the smell (because I'm a hotfoot climber) but the full access tongue airs them out super well when not climbing.
The LV heel and toe box is their shining glory. My previous aggressive shoes were a pair of Scarpas and these guys kick their ass for heel fit. Never slip off a heel hook again and try a pair of these! I have a pair of the Street LV in 12 as well and love them both.
If you’re like me then you’re used to the climbing gym burning through your shoes in a matter of months. I stopped resoling old pairs over 2 times because the stink becomes unmanageable. So I’ve been buying cheaper “gym” shoes. I decided to try these because I was tired of sacrificing performance for price. I think it’s great that So Ill offers their shoes like this, it’s definitely appreciated by me. These are an inexpensive way to get a solid climbing shoe. For reference I bought the LV Free Range in a size 13. I wear a 43.5 solution/skwama and a 10.5 Anasazi VCS. These are most comparable to the shape and fit of the solution. These are definitely narrower through the toe (low volume model obviously), but I feel they have a way better heel than the solution in my opinion. Honestly you can’t go wrong at this price. I was a little unsure of a pink shoe at first, but in person they definitely look stylish and not feminine.