These shoes are amazing. When I was shopping around and reading different articles nobody mentioned So iLL, which is just dumb to begin with. They are incredibly sticky and are great for edging, heal and toe hooks and they look and feel amazing. If you are on the fence about what brand you want and you are thinking about an aggressive shoe. Look no further than the So iLL runner LV
got 2 pairs one of each for my girlfriend and her climbing partner and they've enjoyed them to max. sufficient support, easy in- out between climbs and most importantly, comfy. the size chart is true enough to fit so do take note about the 'beginner' chart and 'advanced' chart differences as they really do make a difference.
im loving this climbing shoes, ive been wearing them at the gym for 4 months now and they perform really well, im climbing V2-V3 and ordered 1 size up from my actual shoe size and it fits just perfect. Size chart is reaaly accurate. i actually bought this from the factory blem section and the only imperfections are a little glue stains which does not affect performance at all. great if you want to save some bucks.
finally a shoe that offers an eye catching colorway without risking quality and functionality. SoiLL is a fresh new company in the climbing world.
As soon as these went on sale I had no more excuses to make a smooth transition from beginner/intermediate into a more aggressive shoe. Footholds are easier, grip is nice, no more dead spaces inside the shoe.
I would recommend going up 2 sizes to ensure they aren’t too snug!
I love these shoes! I've owned SCARPAs & Evolvs and these are by far the most comfortable shoes. They have tons of cushion on the tongue which makes it comfortable to cinch them down really tight to your foot. I am normally a women's size 7 in street shoes and I'd recommend going for a 8 1/2. Anyway, totally amazing shoes I will definitely buy So IiLL's again in the future :)
The padded tongue, breathable mesh upper, and thin lining offer comfort and reliability. Crafted with synthetic materials to create a long lasting fit (minimal stretch) and a three point velcro closure system, the Runner is a supreme climbing shoe blending fashion and function.
A medium stiffness highly downturned toe provides precision in technical or steep overhung climbing. The fish-hook thin midsole enhances edging power for gym and outdoor climbing.