Bit too soon to tell really. Wanted a more comfortable shoe and was prepared to accept lower performance. They seem to provide the former, but unexpectedly because lower end shoes tension the foot less they seem to require greater strength in the foot and lower leg. They do conform with the spec however and will probably wear in.
My boyfriend wanted to join me rock climbing so instead of teaching him with hired kit I decided to treat him to a reasonably priced pair of shoes and these were great! He got on with them immediately and although I ordered the same shoe size as his normal fit, they have been tight enough to serve him well