I was looking for a mildly aggressive shoe and these lived up to its expectations. The sizing tips worked out perfectly in my case (I climb V4s and V5s here and there) and ordered half a size up from my normal street shoe size. Broke them in after about 4-5 trips to the gym. I love the unique color and always receive great compliments on them !
This one is my favorite climbing now comparing with my other shoe, size are perfect for me,my street shoe size is mens 7 and dit took the advice from their sizing chart to take 2 size up so i took s-9 and it fits perfect. Hope it will last long, using it for a week now..ty so ill
I normally wear a size 8 for my street shoe, and ordered an 8 1/2 in this climbing shoe. They are a quite tight around my big toe, but I was somewhat expecting them to be. I love how aggressive these shoes are, and have made climbing V5's much easier. The colors are super pretty, bright, and true to color! I did a climbing competition in these shoes (it lasted about 2.5 hours) and my feet were quite sore, but since then they have stretched a little and fit like a glove. this is my second pair of climbing shoes, and I have a feeling they will last much longer than my last pair :) Now I need to order the coral active jeans to match and complete an outfit!
I was tired of renting shoes from the gym and wanted to take my first dive into getting my own pair of climbing shoes. I knew I wanted a good downturned toe and the assurance/confidence that I would be able to land tiny footholds. These shoes have allowed me to perform climbs I previously wouldn’t have attempted, as the dark matter rubber soles give a good stick. Overall these shoes have done me well, and I continue to use these many months after purchasing. The colors are vibrant and fun, and the retro style gives them a nice flare. My only complaint is that the sizing guide on the website was not accurate for me personally. I had to return and order quite a few sizes up (in women’s), and it was a long period of time for me to break them in. But once I broke them in they were wonderful! Just beware of the sizing, it may have just been me, but watch for it! Great shoes!
This was my third climbing shoe purchase, I was looking for something a *little bit* more aggressive than the other pairs I had so picked these. The rubber is great and the shape has really helped me improve my footwork as I trust my toe placements a lot more. Love the colour. I was interested to try the synthetic material, but found I prefer the leather ones - less sweaty. The sizing I find a bit strange, I am a UK 6 but had to buy a US 9! I do not like to use them for sports climbing outside but bouldering is okay on grit.
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.