I own a fair number of the SoiLL shoes and these shoes are in my top two (the first being the Street LV). Fit/comfort is great, rubber is sticky — overall shoes perform really well. Very happy with my purchase.
This pair of So iLL climbing shoes is my 4th, first two for Street and than Street LV. They have always been very comfortable so I wanted to progress with a shoe/company I trusted. I have not tried other aggressive climbing shoes but this one makes it feel like it is nothing. Great toe coverage on top and great coverage on the heel with very little movement. I followed the suggested sizing for men and went 2 sizes up - fits perfect.
I have also really appreciated the unique colours that are available - this may be my favourite pair so far.
This shoe is rad. The tounge is super soft and opens up super wide and deep making it by far the easiest aggressive shoe to get on your foot. The Toe box is is a perfect blend of stiffness and sensitivity which makes it really an all around shoe. Good for overhangs and lengthy top rope climbs. I was really blown away with how clean the design is and how well made it is compared to other shoes. I definitely will be trying their other shoes and products in the future. Watch my video unboxing and review on YouTube by searching “So iLL Free Range LV unboxing + Review”
I have to show my hand a little bit, I originally bought these shoes because of how beautiful they are; Who could resit that rad-as-hell pink? I kept them as backups to my primary shoes, but when those started to wear down, I switched over to these, and boy was I crazy for letting them sit on the side lines for so long. The free range LV is probably the stickiest, most comfortable, and all around highest preforming shoes I've ever worn. I really can't get over the rubber on these boys! All I can say further is that I can't wait for the free range pro's that should be dropping soon!
I purchased these along with the New Zero's about a month ago and have been climbing in them twice a week since. I went a half size down from SoiLL's intermediate recommendation (my street shoe is 10.5 and ordered a 13.) Because they're a harder shoe, I'm able to stand on the tiniest footholds. They're definitely tight, but not unbearable if I remove them between climbs. The tongue construction is great for quick on and offs!
• FREE RANGE LV •
The Free Range LV offers up a unique one-strap, cross-foot closure system to keep dead spots to a minimum so that you are fully in control. The thick padded tongue adds an extra level of comfort.
As our most aggressive stiff shoe, the Free Range LV has more rubber coverage and heel tension than any other model in the So iLL line, offering an unprecedented amount of technical precision.