Tech climbing shoes Test
In collaboration with the technicians of Olympic Rock,
eight models of climbing and boulder shoes form Fm Tech
(already a distinguished manufacturer in China and Canada, lately
also present on the U. S. market) have been tested.
All the models are handcrafted, with leather upper and utilize
"X-2 rubber" for the sole.
Essential shoes, with very thick and resistant leather upper,
so that it feels a little inflexible for the first few uses. One
hour of testing is not sufficient to pass judgment on the future
elasticity that the user will gain, even though, usually, one
only needs a couple of uses in order to have leather conform to
the shape of the foot.
The "X-2 rubber" used in all the models is good. Also
in this instance, the company opted for a considerable thickness,
in order to increase the shoes durability, and to allow uses both
on cliffs and indoor climbing walls, with a good
performance in both cases.
The rubber surpassed the testing for all the uses of a climbing
shoe: precision in footing (sideways and in the toe), adherence
on the footing with the whole front part of the shoe and good
control on the small hooker heels.
In general, all the models have surpassed the test obtaining a
good mark, with one only note to the "no-frill" finish,
maybe a little too essential, but it's also a matter of taste.
Below, some pictures of the test on the Olympic Rock's indoor