Climbers who want one shoe for all styles of climbing favor our performance-oriented Instinct collection. A classic shoe reinvigorated-- the updated Instinct lace still offers a performance fit on a curved, asymmetric last, but now with a micro suede synthetic upper and a welded overlay. Performance is enhanced with a high degree of pre-stored power in the Bi-Tension Active Rand, which pulls the sole up and back onto the forefoot giving an extremely precise, low profile fit. The award winning Instinct VS heel is now incorporated into the 2016 lace version. This remains the most supportive shoe in the Instinct family.
Bi-Tension Basically, a reverse slingshot rand that's anchored under the critical toe area and connects directly to the heel rand, only there's nothing basic about it. The patent-pending system actively pulls power from the toes, rather than cramming your toes painfully forward, giving immediate performance with less tension. And that means less rubber, making your shoes lighter, more sensitive and more reactive.
Vibram XS Edge Developed to provide maximum edging support, the Vibram XS Edge compound delivers excellent pure grip while adding improved firmness for the most challenging edging moves. Thanks to an improved resistance to plastic distortion, it keeps its shape even after hours of use, maintains consistent feel in both hot and cold temperatures, and is formulated for improved durability.
Vibram XS Grip² Vibram XS Grip² represents the natural evolution of Vibram XS Grip, the compound used by many bouldering and difficulty world championship winners in the last 3 years. Vibram XS Grip2 delivers measurably improved grip with adequate firmness for moderate edging, while maintaining consistent performance in all temperatures.
Precise & aggressive hooking
Bi-Tension System keeps the tension under the toes up to the arch of the foot