Red Chili Sausalito
An excellent rock boot for all seasons and all climbers
I bought these rock shoes to replace my original pair of Sausalitos that, after fourteen years and several re-soles, have gone the journey. My originals never failed to impress in their comfort and performance, so, after trying a range of other shoes recently, I'm not surprised that I ended up buying another pair.
Owning several pairs of rock shoes, ranging from comfortable to agony, I firmly class these as the most comfortable rock shoes I own as they fit as thought they are moulded to my feet. They are not the most technical of shoes, but for this level of comfort, they are surprisingly good and offer a relatively high performance for such comfort.
I prefer a lace fastening over Velcro as I also prefer suede over other materials simply because the tightness and fit of the boot can be moulded much better to fit via laces and suede. The heel on this boot is very slim and without the agony inducing extreme return on the Achilles heel found in more technical shoes. This improves the comfort considerably and extends the length of wear period, but without reducing the function of heel-hooking or heel-jamming too much.
I would recommend this rock shoe without hesitation to all climbers. It is a most excellent shoe for a beginner because of the comfort, yet it will also be praised and recognised by intermediate and advanced climbers because of it's minimal compromise of comfort over technical performance.
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30 June 2014
A great shoe that fits well
I'm a novice indoor climber and wanted my own shoes so that I don't have to hire a pair each time I climb. I wanted some close fitting shoes but I'm past the age where I'm willing to put up with discomfort to become a great climber. These shoes fit the bill perfectly - they're close fitting but also fairly comfortable.
23 April 2014
With rock shoes, the important thing is the fit and in this case, I'm happy with the fit and the performance so far - only used them a handful of times to date. I just wish they were cheaper!
25 November 2013
Great shoe to start it, feet hurt at first now really comfy :)
This shoe will help everyone get into the world of climbing, great shoe!
13 November 2012