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Saturday, April 23, 2005

Shoeless in Santa Monica

Greg and I spent the afternoon hunting for new climbing shoes to replace my trusty old ones that are starting to fall apart. We made a special trip out to the REI in Manhattan Beach, only to find out that the branch there is actually half the size of what at least I was used to - the REI in Costa Mesa. They only had about ten kinds of shoes there, half of which were Five-Tens which I don't really like.

So we headed back to Santa Monica and went to Adventure 16 (even though I was just there a few days ago!). It turns out that they put more of their shoes on sale, and one of them - the La Sportiva Testarossa - was one of the ones I was lusting after. So I rushed to ask the salesperson to get my size.... and there was none. Nada. And the clincher? The size they did have fit Greg perfectly, so he went home with a new pair and I went home disappointed. All I had with me when I got home was some chalk and those silver Chinese balls used to exercise the fingers. Sigh!

Jean-Michel has offered to see if he can get me some good shoes on a pro-deal though, so maybe it's a good thing that I didn't find any today. I just hope he can actually come through for me on that. I don't know how long my shoes now are going to last!

1 comment(s):

I take it the M&Ms are all finished.

By Blogger Direk, at April 24, 2005 10:43 PM  

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