The Astroman is an ultimate high-end, all day adventure multi-pitch trad shoe. A flat, low profile aids in your ability to jam into thin cracks and the wide means even high-volume feet will not feel crushed. Keep in mind this means that these shoes fit true to your street shoe size. They have high, durable, lined-leather uppers for increased foot and ankle protection on long crack climbs. The Astroman is stiff enough for edging and wearable enough for all-day routes. The Astroman will keep your feet from getting tired even when you are trad climbing all day.
Best Used For : Smearing or slab climbs
Also Suitable For : All Around - These shoes will be good for mostly all angles of climbing, but are more oriented towards vertical and less than vertical terrain.
Country of Origin: Imported
|All around use:||good for most all angles of climbing; more oriented towards vertical and less-than-vertical terrain|
|Liner:||Microfiber forefoot, cotton heel|
|Lining:||Microfiber forefoot, cotton heel|
|MX-P midsole:||1 mm half length + 2 mm full length|
|Midsole:||MX-P: 1mm half-length + 2mm full legth|
|Rand:||VTR rand (thicker front toe area)|
|Shoe Profile:||Flat Profile|
|Sole:||4.2mm TRAX® high friction rubber|
|Weight:||11.2 oz / 317 g (One Shoe)|
Stiff, comfier last, great lacing system, ankle protection. Great shoe for all day climbing, I sized them a touch tighter so i can stand on granite dime edges with them, but the last is for comfier orientation of the toes, not as crammed tight. For comparison, they felt as easy to get on as my .5 size larger geshido lace ups. I am anticipating a fair amount of stretch because they are all leather. I will update this as I wear them more and more and keep you posted, but this is my first impressions.
waited a long time for these to finally be out. Couldn't be happier with the fit and performance. all day comfort, sized my street shoe size. Perfect for trad climbing and long routes. Sticky and made really well.