Inspired by John Dunne’s superlative hard grit route Parthian Shot (E10 6c now the infamous flake is no more), the Parthian is a new generation of performance shoe. It has a narrow, glove-like fit with a high precision toe to effectively stick micro edges, shallow pockets and blank smears. Ideal for high-end technical trad climbing, sport climbing and bouldering, it climbs equally well both indoors and out.
Its snug fit, moderate stiffness and support make the Parthian versatile and suitable for a variety of different angles from slabs, through vertical walls, to moderately overhanging routes. The gently asymmetric shape and narrow, straight toe box allow the toes to stretch out and provide the required rigidity for toe-in-pocket or toe-in-crack moves.