All-around trad climbing, vertical and slabby edge and face, cracks, multi-pitch
The Aspect is a unisex shoe. Testers wore the same size as their street shoe and noted a snug out of-the-box fit and minimal stretch. One low-volume-foot tester noted some pinch spots and floppiness, but the shoes fit our high-volume tester well.
Flat, symmetrical last; uppers with asymmetrical lace-protection flap for crack climbing; knit tongue; medium-flex midsole; 4.3mm NEO Friction Edge sole.
A fluent, versatile, hard-wearing low-top trad shoe with great foot protection and a rounded toe best for cracks. The Aspects tend toward stiff and take break-in for smearing, but are reliable edging monsters—on a Boulder Canyon thin-face 5.11+, one tester felt like he could “stand for hours,” then segued into a second-pitch 5.11 layback crack with no problem.