The Vs-R shoes are more refined and the feel on the rock is fanastic. I have used these indoors and outdoors and the edge and the toe box on these shoes I can not fault. I will be buying another pair soon.
I'm not a climber. Bought them for my husband and he loves them.
I'm really happy with the Instinct VS-R. I've been using them for a couple of weeks now and they have performed exactly as I'd wanted both outside and indoors. On real rock is where they come into their own for me: all the great features of the Instinct VS but with that greater sensitivity and softer rubber for tiny footholds and smearing. Sizing-wise, I took the same size as my Instinct VS and my Vapour V and they are spot-on. For me, a ''grail'' shoe!