Here’s a shot of some of the shoe patterns that I worked on for about two weeks. In order to get the two most important parts of a climbing shoe correct (the toebox and the heel cup), I focused on the two halves of the shoe separately. The final patterns, the two in front, were combined to make some prototype shoes that were climbable. After that, my friend and I headed to Las Vegas to meet up with someone who made custom climbing shoes as a side job. We’ll be getting those in a couple weeks.