hi tumblr! life’s been crazy lately. pretty much have just had time for class, studying, lab, and a little climbing. I’m getting stronger though and feeling close to where I was before getting injured. trying to take care of what I’ve gotta do this month so I can focus on some trips to Bishop!
hope y’all are doing fantastic and loving life. I’ll be back soon!
The start of Bruce Lee is hard :(I’ve got the first moved dialed…but that’s about it. had a really hard time reaching the first crimp, I’m at full extension to even touch it. I think I can do it, but it’s gonna take quite longer than I had originally thought after working it last year. such a beautiful climb though! really psyched to keep trying it.
they’re quite amazing! the new Mi6 rubber is absolutely fantastic - the stickiest rubber I’ve ever had on my feet. the shoes themselves are so soft and flexible, it feels like you’ve putting on and taking off a sticky rubber sock. they’re crazy sensitive, but not to the point where it’s painful.
I got mine half a size smaller than my black/blue teams, but I feel like I could go down half a size more (which would be the smallest size they make). with that said, I also feel like I could probably go down half a size in my black teams…so, all-in-all, I would recommend downsizing at least half a size from your black teams, if not a whole size.
anyways - they’re fantastic shoes, and they held up well on Yosemite Valley granite, including a few cheese-grating slab falls. the heel felt fantastic, the toe is amazing, and they really conform to the shape of your foot. the only thing I didn’t feel comfortable on with the VXI’s was a very technical toe edge needed for the start of Bruce Lee - but I think that’s because I could downsize them a bit more (the black teams worked perfectly).
so, yeah, I absolutely love those shoes. can’t wait to try them indoors at Dogpatch this week. I’m a little worried about durability, but from what I’ve heard from my friends who have had them for a while, they hold up quite well as long as you have good footwork.
hope this helps! and Nina, if you have anything to add, please feel free!
off to the Valley for the weekend! starting Gnarvember off right. psyched!