Had the day off today so took the kids to the climbing gym. Dusted off my 23-year old (!!) La Sportiva Mariacher’s and they still fit like a glove. The gym was great – cranking the classic rock station over the satellite radio. Told my son I used to climb every day, back when this music was called modern rock… Legs were still sore from Moab, and the dislocated finger protested a bit, but we all had a great time and can’t wait to do it again.
When I bought these shoes 23 years ago, I would have laughed if you told me that some day I would be running 100 mile races in La Sportivas. Totally inconceivable.