Never thought that wearing good shoes really ups ones climbing game(i am not such a big deal i climb as standart V6). With my Mundaka i was extreme amazed at how much i could climb better than with my old 2 years worn scarpa prime. In terms of quality and functionality the Mundaka is far ahead.
The midsole is extremely soft and the tounge gives really good comfort. As a lot of people say the shoe really molds to your foot. The shoe got vibram xs grip of which i am quite found of if its about smearing. The agressive shape and downturn really helps to anchor you toes into some holds. Some small holds didnt quite work for me with these but none the less they did really great.
For the Heel as it is right now, i am not quite convinced. which is the reason why i only gave 4 stars... I dont know why... But Maybe its because i have a small heel, or they are too big but since they really broke in, the Heel on my right (main-)foot doesnt seem to be as stable in them as they should be. For example my toe-hook on the left side seem to really stick to the foot/hold but with my right foot i often got the sense of slipping out of the shoe or more presicely feeling the movement on the Hold. Still playing around with the velcro system to find away to really fit into the heel but yeah thats quite the negative for me.
The Velcro system is actually quite interesting. After playing around with it i found out that there is so much more behind it than i thought. Just by tightening either Strap(front/back and upper /lower) correctly you can adjust the tension on your heel or your toes just as you want to. So no matter what kind of session you are having, sports-climbing, bouldering or try-harding a problem or route you can make them just perfect for any kind of use, while them beeing extremely comfortable.
At first the Toepatch looked quite thin to me but i actually got decent grip on it and i actually dont really feel any pain from the edges i hook on too.
I got mine in 40 3/4 EU size, my street shoe Size is about 41.5 EU. Breaking into the shoes took me only 1or 2 sessions while wearing them for 3 days 15 min max a day. Right now i am thinking about going down half a size more for a really good fit. In the climbing gym i use them approximatly 3-4 hours without a problem or pain in the toes. I just take them off when i use the slackline or to get my feet or the shoes some air. Also i dont really sweat alot in them, which helps prevent smell, just enough that my shoes start to stick to my shoes like glue.
All in all. . I love them for sports climbing and bouldering as much, just because they are so damn comfortable and adjustable. Only got the for about 2 months but i wear them at least twice a week and i am still quite stoked for them. No excess bruises, the rubber starts to flex a bit more but that only helps the smearing more, i feel like. Never really took the outside so cant tell you anything about that. :( In Terms of functionality they they bring what they have too. I often got the feeling they should be used for way harder routes than what i climb but they still give me everything i totally need. 100% recommended.