Saturday, 27 November 2010

Time for a change?

After 11 years climbing in 5.10 Anasazi lace ups I’ve bought my first pair of La Sportivas. After trying on the Miura Velcros I figured I’d give them a go. All I can say is Wow! My last pair of 5.10 have been used a lot since Easter but are now trashed and useless on small edges. The other evenings climbing in the Sportivas was eye-opening. I can actually let my feet take a noticeably higher share of the load on edges. They’re also the first aggressive pair of shoes I’ve worn. I can’t wait to try them out on the steeper stuff. The heel fits perfectly and theres no empty space. I’ll always have a soft spot for the 5.10 Anasazi but for now and for the routes I’m climbing and want to climb I have to say the Sportivas seem to provide the goods. For Font and trad I think I’d prefer the 5.10s. Anyway, I’ll write more as and when I use them more.


Patricia Fox said...

Love Miura Velcros for all the same reasons! They're the best - only bad side is they do stretch A LOT!

But they're by far my favorite shoes!! (That includes all my street shoes too!! ;)

Happy Climbing!!!!

Anonymous said...

The miura velcros are epic! I used to wear anasazi velcros for ages, then thought i'd give la sportiva a go and was amazed. The vibram rubber is well sticky too, better than stealth, almost?

Go forth and crush!

- Steve