THE MODERN ROCK SHOE is often a pretty well-designed and made piece of gear. It is, after all, the only tool in the climbing kit that literally molds itself to fit the climber’s body. Just ask anyone who has dropped a shoe off the middle of a multi-pitch route, and they’ll have an opinion as to which piece of climbing gear is the most crucial! While today’s shoes have leather and stitching that can survive years of regular use, the modern sticky rubber on its sole can wear thin in months, or even weeks. This relatively new phenomenon of “hard” shoes and soft soles makes resoling a common sense alternative to replacement.
“Where the rubber meets the road”
Urban Dictionary: [idiom]
The most important point for something, the moment of truth.
An athlete can train all day, but the race is where the rubber meets the road
and they’ll know how good they really are.
Next time you’re mid-crux, mid “moment of truth” as it were, it’s important that both you and your most crucial piece of climbing gear are up for the task. Let Bend Resole replace your rubber, so you can focus on other things, like replacing skin, chasing after moments of truth, and finding out how good you really are!
"Where the rubber meets the route!"