A straight-lasted rock shoe that's as comfortable as it gets.
The Edelrid Blizzard
gives you comfort, stability and support.
Its Comfort Tension heel provides support without over-compressing your feet, while the straight cut asymmetric last with reinforced midsole provides power and secure edging on small footholds.
- Straight cut and slightly asymmetrical comfort last
- Reinforced midsole provides increased stability and support on smaller edges
- Comfort Tension Heel for heel support and good tension
- Robust E-Grip solid sole for durability
- Double pull straps for easy entry and exit
- All-leather uppers guarantee optimal comfort
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Good beginners shoe, 09 January 2014
By Dave (Scotland)
Overall the shoe is good, its comfortable and very grippy but the only problem there is with them is that as they are designed more for comfort, the width at the toes is to much, they don't press your toes in towards your big toe. This means that trying to stand on a tiny knobble of rock on the outside of your toes takes a lot of effort to stay there as the side of the shoe just wants to give way as your toes arnt there. Appart from that though, a good shoe overall
Odd fitting - and not green, 09 July 2012
By Geff (Basingstoke)
I think the green colour was a prototype or an early batch. The ones I got (and all the others in the store) are a far less lurid grey suaede.
The fit feels a little odd. The width does not seem to correspond to the length. I think they may have taken the comfort brief a little too far as now my toes are not crushed in from the side but they are still crushed in against the front if that makes sense. Sizing is pretty close to street size but due to the odd shape, I would strongly recommend trying on in store and not mail ordering.
That said, the sole has a very slightly concave shape which should be good for edging and the rubber (Edelrids own compound?) has a reassuringly tacky feel so should smear well.
The shoe as a whole has a quality look and feel that you would expect but the tongue (side mounted as is fairly common these days) does not seem generous enough to cover the whole gap when the shoe is on (not really a big deal in my opinion.
Maybe I just have odd shaped feet!
Either way, good value and decent quality. Should be great for the enthusiastic beginner or intermediate climber.