While I don't think these climbing shoes excel in most departments other than pure friction, they are a good performer across the board. Considering their moderate price of $79 to $99 I think they are a good addition to the quiver if you already have a pair good for edging. These shoes take second place to Five Ten Anasazi VCS for steep bouldering and edging capabilities. But given the big price difference, they should be a consideration. For those of you with wide feet who can't quite squeeze into a pair of Five Ten Moccasyms, the Coyotes offer similar fit, performance, and price. Their main competition is the Mad Rock Flash that is a little less expensive.
Overall, Coyote VCS's are a good all-rounder if you are not hanging out on micro edges all day. They are best for those looking for all-day comfort in most climbing situations. The Five Ten Coyotes are a good value and will take a lot of abuse. They are my go-to shoes for routes that require friction and sensitivity (think Glacier Point Apron).