I absolutely love these. They broke in pretty quickly for a stiff performance shoe, and they feel great both indoors and outdoors. Great edge for precise footwork, and lots of power in the toebox. They are my go to shoes for hard projects.
I originally bought these shoes since a majority of the bouldering I do has a slight to moderate overhang or I’m bouldering on a 60° wall. The shoes thrive in the overhang environment but I also find myself using them as an all-around shoe because the split sole performs well beyond my expectations. These were my first pair of aggressive shoes so I was intimidated by them at first but after only ~3 sessions the shoes were broken in.
The best thing from So ill so far! I've been obsessed with the Tokyo Streets for a couple years and decided I needed a more durable shoe. The rubber on these is thicc.
Good for gym, bouldering, and multipitch rope. I have tried them in cracks but would not recommend this. I really like them on granite slab.
In comparison to what I have, the Free Range Pros handle precise and sticky, just like my Tokyos. I find them a tad less sharp in the toe box, but better for heel hooks.
If you're looking to try these, they remind me of Sportiva Katanas, but with a better fit for my feet.
I’ve been supporting soiLL since I started to climb. Getting the free range pro’s on my feet has tremendously helped me improve my craft. With the dark matter rubber it helps you grip against the wall with pure confidence. They sucked to my feet in all the right ways. Highly recommended if you’re trying to reach new projects.
Ive only wore these 3 times so far. once in the gym and two times outdoors. I went half a size down from my New Zeros and the fit is perfect. the split sole design makes it easier to put on and off even though its half a size smaller. I'm still getting use to wearing a stiff shoe, but outdoors when I place my toe on a tiny chip, I feel confident in toeing down hard on it. In the gym they perform fine. Out doors, they're great. Still not sure if I prefer the softer feel of my New Zeros or the stiffer FRP. I would recommend both for both climbing reasons and fashion.