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Matt Myers

Matt Myers

salt lake city, Utah

Matt Myers's Passions

Running
Surfing
Hiking & Camping
Climbing
Skiing

Matt Myers's Bio

Over the last ten years I have chased adventures. From living in a remote indigenous village in the rain forest, working on sail boats, guiding climbing, skiing, canyoning, backpacking, and surfing trips. The wild places of this world is where i find peace. My gear helps get me there.

Matt Myers

Matt Myerswrote a review of on August 6, 2018

5 5

Passing this feedback along from a customer! hope it helps!
I climbed in the skwama for two years, and I love them so much that I had to get another pair. My street shoe size is US 8, and my skwamas are sized 37 for performance (which is also my size for the Miura lace and the old Pythons). The shoes quickly broke in after a few gym sessions, but, as the photo below shows, the skwamas kept their shape very well over these two years. It never felt like any performance was lost.

The rubber on the skwama is top notch - super sticky and durable. The upper toe patch rubber inspires confidence on toe hooks. It feels secure on just about anything you throw at it. La Sportiva's new S-heel adds rigid support up an already rigid and rounded heel. It's sticky and performs well on powerful heel hooks where you crank hard on holds. However, the heel feels a little too bulky for smaller edges and tricky sloping features. These shoes have a soft and sensitive toe box. The rubber outsole has a hoof-like shape which lets the toe box be flexible. They are very good for toeing into holds while climbing overhangs or maximizing rubber contact with the rock on larger volumes and slabs. The midsole adds just enough support to let the shoe edge on smaller footholds. I have climbed in these shoes at the Red River Gorge and many other crags throughout the south, and they absolutely crush sandstone. The skwama is my go to when I need a soft shoe.

However, I have also found these shoes too soft and not supportive enough for limestone at the Virgin River Gorge and schist at Rumney. My toes feel insecure on thin sharp footholds - almost like its rolling over the rock. I use a stiffer shoe where the rock is less steep and feet options get too small and too sharp.

The skwama is not the best all around shoe, but I can't ask for a better soft shoe. I will use these for as long as La Sportiva makes them

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Matt Myers

Matt Myerswrote a review of on July 31, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great for single or multipitch routes. belay from the top, bottom, hip, however ya want. no assisted breaking but able to run a double rope repel. Also grea for canyons.

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Matt Myers

Matt Myerswrote a review of on May 3, 2018

Great boot!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: 12

Great support without the weight. Reliably waterproof, with great traction and ankle support. Extra room in the toe helps with aggressive down hills with heavy loads. Perfect for long backpacking trips on mixed terrain! Hit me up with any questions!

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Matt Myers

Matt Myerswrote a review of on March 28, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: Medium

bring these along on any even slightly chilly trip to be cozy as can be around the fire or in a snow shelter. Heavy weight, fits well, and the wool prevents the trail fuck stink, so just one pair is all ya need for week long trips into the backcountry.

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Matt Myers

Matt Myerswrote a review of on March 28, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 180 lbs
Size Purchased: 32x32

great pants, awesome fit. looks great. Comfortable for the office and relaxed enough for the crag. Fit is true to size and despite the stretch fit great around the waist.

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