I don't actually own these shoes, but I've climbed in them a few times. My friend (who was new to rock climbing at the time) bought them because they were fairly cheap and were touted as beginner's climbing shoes. These shoes have severly hampered his progress. I've worn the shoes a few times (we have the same size feet) and let me tell you, they SUCK. These shoes are slicker than my bowling shoes, and they edge just about as well. Leading in these puts the fear of god in me. It seems like your foot will pop off at any second. So, in summary, don't buy these shoes. If you're looking for a good beginner's shoe, go with the Five-Ten Spires. They're much better (and cheaper, too).
Shops ecomend this as a good beginers shoe. some say ideal for smearing. i would class it as a bouldering shoe. i got a pair about two years ago i have only used them twice as they cut in on your big toe quite badly they are also poor at edging as a result its now the pair i lend out. my current climbing shoe is the Boreal "Zepher" and my girlfriend uses this years new "Spirit" from Red Chilly
At first, these shoes appeared to fit great, but about a month later they began to stretch to the extent where I was unable to stick tiny quarter ledges or toehook holds. the rubber has seen very little wear-and-tear yet it has lost it's ability to smear with adequate friction. I have found that the sole has begun to peel away just below the toe. comfortable Yes, but effective...not really.
I felt these shoes fit fine.I used them in JT lately.I have to agree with another veiwer they suck on slab climbs.They actually rattled me ,they kept sliding .So I took them off and changed them for a pair of my trusty resoled Scarpa Brios with Stealth C4.They stuck like flys to fly paper.I think I will resole them(Diablos) with Steath C4 as well.I've used them for pocketed routes and they were a charm.If you climb a variety of different routes you'll notice their short comings.Don't make this your first choice,if you are looking into getting into climbing.There are better models out there.
These were my first pair of climbing shoes and i must say, the worst i've ever owned. I climbed better when i switched to 5.10. They're ok, but not when compared to other brands. want a good all around shoe? this isn't it. THEY SUCK