Monday 15 June 2009

The Roclites Are Here!

In what can only be described as a friendly, fast and efficient service from The Climbers Shop, my replacement Inov-8 Roclite 318s have just arrived.

This pair are half a size smaller than the last and now seem to somewhere close to a good fit. There is a less pronounced heel cup in there over the Merrells but i'm hoping this won't be an issue but only time will tell.

Question is to I risk taking them up to the lakes for the next trip... What am I saying - of course I will! Now, where did I put the Compede!


Nigel Gray said...

Go on, be brave! I wore my brand new North Face Hedgehog XCR's for my recent weekend in Wales. I'd only really bought them for casual wear but as we were about to set-off I couldn't face wearing my Scarpa Charmoz and plumped for the Hedgehogs at the last minute. For the first few miles I was conscious of the fact they felt a bit baggy - my forefoot moved around bit and I suspected I might blister, but nope they were fine. I really appreciated the grip and the (lack of) weight. Sounds like your Roclite's will be just fine!

Marcus said...

Hi Nigel,

Hows that write up of the new gear going.....

I've decided to wear them and to be honest I don't think I could have resisted. I tend to learn the hard way so why stop now?!

Fingers crossed or it will be a long weekend!