"A tremendous addition to any climbers arsenal -"
Hands down, the Feroce is one of the top high end shoes on the market. Its downturn is aggressive for steep routes and bouldering, yet isn't so much so that it fails to smear when turning the lip of an epic highball. The heel had a little dead space on the side of the cup (I have a very narrow heel), but was still very secure and sticky, transferring plenty of power when pulling with the feet. The fit of the toe box is heavenly, and the molded ridge under the forefoot places your toes in a natural and comfortable downturned position whilst providing ample support when edging. The Feroce doesn't edge as well as some of competitors yet for an aggressive all around shoe, it can't be beat. Street shoe: 42.5 Feroce: 42 The Feroce wrangles the technical edges and smears of Buttermilk granite, pulls on the small pockets and powerful heel hooks of volcanic tuff and smears beautifully on Vegas sandstone :) Do yourself and your climbing a favor.... Pick up this shoe!
I got these as a Christmas present. Talk about best Christmas present ever. They're sticky, have a reliable heel, the rubber lasts a long time, the toe fits me squarely without making my toe nails feel like they're ripping off in the shoe, easy off velcro; they're just great for all-around climbing.
"These shoes work incredibly well on everything from boulders to routes and fit a wide foot well."
Just got these shoes a few weeks ago and they are phenomenal. I have been out on steep sport routes and done several boulder problems for the first time in these shoes. They may not edge as well as a Miura but they do everything else better. The special toe design accommodates people with wider feet (myself) well. The top toe section is awesome for scumming and toe hooking.The only drawback I have found is the initial cost, they are high but I think they are worth every penny.
This is the overall best climbing shoe on the market. It is aggressive enough to send sick roofs, but has enough support to climb in all day. The heel has a bomber ledge that sticks to the tiniest holds and the toe seems to absorb rock. The construction is also the best available. The rubber is very similar to sportiva rubber, but I find that its a little stickier, and the leather, rather than synthetic uppers do not smell toxic. The three straps really do improve over two, giving almost as much control as laces with the convience of velcro. Caution: As agressive shoes these are not for slab!
I have normally gone with LaSportiva for my crag shoes but I got a great deal on these feroce's and I have never regretted it. I'll be getting my hands on as many pairs as I can and resoleing the ones I have. I have never worn a shoe that performed as well and been as comfortable as these shoes. Ever since I got em in the mail I've only wanted to climb in my feroce's because I love em so much.
"If you want to stay with one shoe, this would be it."
This is a strong powerful shoe. The shoe itself is a tad bit bigger than you may be used to, but this isn't without it's advantages.The shoe has a surprisingly roomy toe box, yet the stiff sole (which is also downpointing) sacrifices nothing in terms of performance vs comfort. The tongue of the shoe is rather comfortable as well. The heel fits well and is strong, and the three velcro enclosure does a rather good job fine tuning the fit. This shoe makes crack climbing a relatively painless endeavor, yet retains enough power to rock out on steep overhung terrain. My only complaint on this shoe is that the back end of the shoe rises a little high and digs into my achilles tendon
"If you're looking for a single shoe to resole over and over again, this would be it."
This shoe is a little bit thicker than most other climbing shoes I've owned, but the bottom line is that this shoe is strong.The downturned toe is rather aggressive, but surprisingly, doesn't hurt. The toe box is roomy enough where you have a decent toe spread but you retain a very strong edge. The heel cup is a little odd. While it fits well, there's a so called, "Heel hooking," bar along the back, that of which I never found much use to it. Other than that, this shoe practically sucks your foot into it. My only complaint is that the back part of the heel digs into my achilles tendon, but that's it.
I just bought these a couple of weeks ago and have used them indoor and outdoor on sport climbs and hard boulder problems. I love them and they fit perfectly. I'm a 10 1/2 in street shoes and running shoes and a size 11 is just right now that they've been broken in. I heard they would feel awkward when I first put them on, but that was not the case at all; I loved how it felt. Get these shoes.