Bouldering, overhanging face, caves, gym climbing
Both testers came up one size from their street shoes, though you may want to only go a half- size.
Semi- symmetrical, mildly downturned and downcambered last; Synthratek synthetic uppers; single- strap hook-and- loop closure; halflength EX- P 0.6mm midsole; VTR ( Variable Thickness Rand); Trax 4.2mm sole
The X1 is a high- test, sock- like steep- rock shoe that performed almost better on plastic than rock— soft and mildly downturned, they deformed onto volumes in a uniquely secure way, while still holding a mild edge for jibs and dimes both indoors and out. Amazing scumming ability, too.