I bought exactly the same pair (since that was pretty much the only one they had that fit me). I like them a bunch. I use them for direct purpose though - climbing again today
Have a $13 pair of Chucks for deadlifting and sled dragging etc.
Your training looks good too! That garage full of gear is awesome.
I'm going to weld some farmers and a yoke for our new box and a fat bar.
Derek and I (and maybe some of our guys) are doing the strongman comp in Lakeland in August.