Owner Joe St. Onge, owner, Sun Valley Trekking
Backstory After my first year in these, I resoled them with sticky rubber on the toecap and under the forefoot to make them grippier for alpine climbing and scrambles. They’re the antithesis of a modern climbing shoe, but sure are comfy on the approach and the ascent. They’ve lasted four seasons—a long time for such a lightweight.
Why it lasts A super-thick EVA midsole, mostly leather upper, DIY sole improvement
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