Factory Blem Shoes - Street 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
Desired fit can depend on experience and performance.
- If you climb V4 or 5.12A and under: So iLL recommends those who use women sizing to order 1 1/2 sizes up from your sneaker size. Example: If you wear a women's size 9 sneaker, order the women's size 10.5. If you wear men's, So iLL recommends you order three sizes up. Example: If you wear a men's size 9 sneaker, order size 12 here.
- If you climb V5 or 5.12B and above: So iLL recommends those who use women sizing to order 1/2 size up. Example: If you wear a women's size 9 sneaker, order the women's size 9.5. If you wear men's, So iLL recommends you to order two sizes up. Example: If you wear a men's size 9 sneaker, order size 11 here.
NOTE: The Street LV is considered women's sizing.
Really love these shoes. They are sticky and great to climb with. Probably won’t buy another brand after using these. The factory blem for me was just glue. Can’t even tell if you’re 5’ away. Doesn’t mess with performance at all.
These FACTORY BLEM SHOES - STREET LV were definitely the way to go. I looked at several different styles of shoes and searched for a discount because climbing shoes are never cheap, but luckily I found the factory blemish version at about 50% off and you can't beat that! Honestly you can't tell they're factory blemish at all and they seem to fit perfectly.
Initially I was worried about sizing because you're not able to return the factory blemish shoes, so I worked with customer service to find the perfect size. I usually wear a size 9 men's in street shoes and I bumped up to an 11.5 in these shoes because it was the closest that they had available. At first, they fit super tight, but after a few hours of climbing in the gym they started to fit like a glove. I can't wait until I've fully broken them in. The rubber on them, the edges, and the aggressive curve all provide exactly what I need for climbing.
Looks amazing, sticks well, super snug. Notes of glue on the stitching but that's to be expected with a blem, besides that you can't even tell! This shoe is definitely a winner!
As my first show expanded,I found my toe footing to be sloppy on the boulders so I begin to look for a more tight fitting and slightly aggressive shoe.I came across So ill shoes when I was googling and these shoes really caught my eye,and I really have to like what I see. The Zero series looks really good. but shoes are frankly highly priced and I don't know if I'm willing to risk spending USD150 just to find that the shoe doesn't fit.And since I'm from East Asia,shipping back and forth makes no sense.
This is the only blem collection that had my advised sizing and at a fraction of the original price, seems like it's worth a try.
About the shoes, firstly it shines, it looks good. The blem? Some over gluing, you can make out brown outlines on the shoes. The fit was really tight the first time I wore it, nearly cramped my foot.By my second session,my foot found it's snug spot and it is much more comfortable.It looks good and feels firmly snug,I have no complaints.I've tried aggressive shoes for the fun of it in stores, but it was really painful, this seems to work well for me. But let's be honest, at this price,you cannot complain. I have confidence in So ill now after this pair.