The Gambit is designed to fill the gap between the comfort of the Rogue and the more advanced Anasazi line. The Gambit has low heel tension and a stiff midsole that make it comfortable for long climbs. The perforated Ariaprene tongue keeps your feet cool throughout the day. The Stealth® C4™ outsole makes the Gambit an ideal, all-around shoe. The leather upper is lined with cotton to ensure a comfortable, no-stretch fit. Also available in a velcro model.
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|Weight|| 233 g|
Single : 233 g / 8.22 oz (Size 9)
US sizes : 5-13|
|Best Use (Highest Performance)||
Trad / Crack
|Last Details|| Shape: Flat (comfort)|
|Upper Material||Lined leather upper – Minimal stretch|
|Midsole Material||Molded thermoplastic|
|Sole Material||4.0 mm Stealth® C4™ rubber|
After the gym trial I tried the shoes on some local single-pitch granite. The Stealth® C4™ rubber provides that world-class Five Ten friction and the Gambit is certainly well designed for comfort and efficiency on easier terrain. As such, they would be an excellent option for low- to mid-grade grade climbers who value sensation in their toes, or those opting for mileage and who don’t require an aggressive shoe. But I wasn’t ready to confine the Gambit to the category of beginner shoe just yet, and after a short fling with the granite I took them to the desert.