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I'm no expert on climbing shoes. I'm leading F6a approx at present. Street shoe size UK10. Previous shoes were Red Chili Spirit VCR size UK8.5. Got Galileos in UK9. The Galileos are shorter heel to toe than my Red Chilis and cause my toes to bend more. In fact I end up with "dents" in the skin over my toe joints from the pressure of the shoe uppers. This makes the shoes pretty painful at first, but they seem to be moulding to my feet a bit more after using them outside 3 or 4 times and inside a few times too. I struggled to smear effectively with my right foot (bigger foot = tighter shoe), due to the bent toes, at the indoor wall. The shoes do, however, seem to be very good for edging on small holds on the limestone and hard sandstone sport climbing that I have been doing lately. The width and volume of the shoe is fine. Good shoes that have improved my confidence and performance on the sort of climbs I'm doing at the moment.