My favorite climbing shoe is definitely the Python. I love it for the comps, even if I can easily wear them for almost every style of climbing – Slabclimbs as well as steep roofs and rock climbing -.
I like this model because of both heel and toe-hoocks are amazing and, thanks to its softer rubber, you can really feel the holds under your feet. You have to grab the foothold with your toes and keep tension, (which is something that in other shoes is supported by an harder rubber and more supportive structure). But you lose the feeling.
Another big quality of the Python is that it’s a fairly comfortable shoe, for being a climbing shoe. I never get blisters or bruises and can get through my trainings without pain, which is a big relieve as I spent quite some time in this kind of shoes 😉
Since last season the Python got a new “competitor”, when I first tried the Skwama, training a lot in them and having a really good feelings… but for competitions, I still like to stick to my good Python.