Unparallel Sirius Lace
Gym climbing, steeps, bouldering, slightly steep face
Unparallel shoes seem to size small and narrow; our tester was just— just— able to fit in his street- shoe size.
Semi- symmetrical, mildly downturned last; synthetic uppers reinforced with TPU film and laminated with cotton canvas ( lining); threequarter- length midsole plus separate heel midsole; 3.5mm Real Supreme outsole
“Hooking and scumming are what these shoes do best,” said our tester, who put in time on plastic and granite steeps. He appreciated the bendy feel— especially on gym jibs, where the toe folded slightly around holds. On rock, however, the toe/sole weren’t stiff enough to support solid edging. That said, the shoes were aces on heel hooks and toe scums, making them an A-list choice for gyms and steep, hooky places like Maple Canyon.