Well I said ages ago that I’d write something about these once I had given them a going over – well I’ve used them in anger now and heres the verdict… There is no perfect shoe but these come as close as I’ve ever seen. I originally bought them for a planned trip to Fairhead when I was planning on needing a decent edging shoe but have been wearing them mostly on sports limestone. When it comes to Edging they are fantastic! The heel is snug, the fit is tight but comfortable and the rubber is stickier than shit on a blanket! The only failing I’ve noticed so far is for foot smearing – maybe it’s because I’ve sized them quite tight or maybe it’s because they’re still very new, but either way I’ve found myself reverting to my 5.10 Anasazi Velcros (Onyx) for routes requiring broad smears as they feel more flexible and worn in. A big thumbs up for the Verdes though – Cant wait to try them on Dalkey Granite or Head Dolerite!