Putting them on
- My heel is locked in these shoes.
- My toes, however, are on top of one another…
- I feel like a toddler learning how to walk in these.
- I’m ready to take on anything.
On the wall
- Interesting how the shoe flexes and moves as you put weight onto it.
- This rubber is sticky.
- I’m going to have to relearn how to balance on the wall.
- Every toe has been forced into submission in service of this shoe.
- The amount of power I can press into a chip on the underside of this overhang is simply incredible.
- This pain reminds me of being on pointe. Not a memory I was hoping to relive. (Ed. note, April is the only one that has been on pointe)
- The platform stability that these shoes offer just gave me the cleanest send on this route.
- Every landing has a chance to win a rolled ankle.
- What was I thinking when I decided to walk in these? (Ed. note, April’s made this fateful walk)
Off the wall
- You don’t remove these shoes, you peel them.
- My toes are screaming “Freedom!” (Ed. note, April noted how much better her toes felt)
- Frank Herbert got the Pain Box wrong. It is not a box at all. It is a new pair of aggressive stance climbing shoes.
- Every time you put your foot back in, it does get easier.
- My toes feel like they just got Thanos snapped.
The next hour
- The Phalanges Formerly Known as My Toes are just now coming back to life.
- When can I get back into those shoes?