So Ill New Zero
Bouldering, gym climbing
Our male tester wore his SS size, while our female tester wore 1.5 European sizes larger than her usual fit.
Downturned, mildly asymmetrical last; single- strap hookand- loop closure; synthetic uppers; “ultra- thin” midsole; seamless toecap; 3.2mm Dark Matter sole ( ground down to 3mm)
The New Zero scored the highest marks for smearing of any shoe in the review, thanks to its gummy rubber and barely there midsole. “They stuck to imperceptible nubs like chewing gum to a schoolroom ceiling,” noted one tester. Soft, sensitive, and meant for gym climbing and bouldering, the New Zero is a specialist’s boot that, while it smedges capably, is probably not a reliable edging shoe.