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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Katanas

My trusty Mad Rocks were on the brink of total dilapidation, so I had to find another pair of climbing shoes. After days and days of research online, I finally decided I was going to get the La Sportiva Venoms, this cool-looking pair of climbing slippers. Well, when I tried them on at Adventure 16, my ankle was just crying out in pain, not the kind that I'm used to getting from my other climbing shoes. I had to take them off.

But before trying them on, we had browsed the sale rack and I recalled seeing a pair of Katanas that seemed like they fit well. So I went back and tried both shoes on, and voila! They fit like a glove - literally, because I couldn't keep them on for longer than a few minutes. So instead of the Venoms, here they are, my new Katanas!

I still have to get used to how they feel, and I still have to break them in. I tried bouldering with them last night but couldn't do any difficult moves because of the way they were cutting into my skin. Ouch! I can't wait until they're broken in, and I gain my confidence in them.

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