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5.10 Copperhead

Just picked up a pair of these, so I’m still in the break-in phase but here’s what I can tell you so far.

They are essentially a moccosym with thicker rubber and leather, and laces on the inside of the shoe (they’re a little hard to see because they are recessed). This lets you hammer your feet a little longer in the cracks, but sacrifices some sensitivity on thin face holds. You shouldn’t have much of a problem if you’re climbing up to 5.11.

They are unlined leather shoes and the goal is to have a solid all day/crack shoe so I went down a half size from my cycling shoes (44.5). Out of the box they aren’t ready for cracks, but after a session bouldering at the gym they are already starting to relax.

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