Vim

Neon Lime / Black

(3 customer reviews)

$139.95

No other slipper even approximates the performance of the VIM.

Building upon a great last-from-the-past, the name of the game here is comfort that meets performance without sacrifice.  We decided to couple it with a stiff midsole and beefed up elastic closure system creating a powerful tool that eats everything in its way from overhanging rock to fiberglass slabs.

The RS rubber outsole delivers the maximal amount of friction possible, ensuring that every edge or smear holds when the send is on the line.

  • 3.5MM RS RUBBER

  • MID/SOFT STIFNESS MIDSOLE

  • LINDED SYNTHETIC UPPER

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Additional information

Weight 14.4 oz
Dimensions 12.5 × 5.8 × 3.7 in
Size

4, 4.5, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 13, 13.5, 14

Gender

Men's, Women's

Shoe Type

Climbing

Rubber Click here to learn more about UP rubber
International Sizing Click here to compare shoe sizes by international market

3 reviews for Vim

  1. Blake Bankhead (verified owner)

    First off I will start by saying that these shoes are amazing. Everything you can expect, but better if you wore the yellow bananas. Break in period was quick and these shoes do have a bit of stretch due to the simple design. THAT being said, save the paper in the box and get your butter stick out, because while comfortable once ON your feet, they take the patience of saints and V4+ mono strength to get that heel on without bagging. Remember the old Teams? The Blue ones? It’s that heel. But after about 2 sessions the slipper design did loosen up to make putting on and taking off pretty casual. My street size is 10.5 and i took the full size down to 9.5 ( As recommended) and would say that with the stretch of the shoe that this was the right choice. Great shoe guys!

  2. Matt Gentile (verified owner)

    Amazing shoe! No break in time, the rubber is sticky and performed right out of the box. I’m always worried about heel tabs ripping but these have been holding up nicely for the past couple months. This has become my go to for everything steep, well done!

  3. Aaron Hjelt (verified owner)

    I’m in agreement with the previous 2 reviewers for most comments. This is an amazing slipper. There is very little to improve on. I’ll add a few more thoughts. The fit is much more refined than the V10, which allows a more accurate sizing. In other words, it isn’t necessary to cram your foot into the absolute smallest size to achieve the best performance. Because of the fit, materials, and rubber, a more natural foot position can be maintained. Which just comes with more comfort. The Vims do tend to cater to a mid volume foot, especially one with a high arch. The last the UP has developed, which is obviously based on a legacy of high performing shoes, rewards the climber who uses the foot similarly to the hand, with precision and awareness.
    Who/what is this shoe for? For my needs, it is the ideal gym shoe. Where I want precision, softness, slip on and off convenience, the Vim is perfect. I want my training shoe to be soft underfoot in order to develop strength and structure, but I also don’t want the shoe to be baggy. The Vim achieves this need. The RS rubber is sensitive, but it also appears to have enough durability to last.
    As for sizing, I sized the same as the black Teams, new Hiangles, Dragons, and Arrowheads. At 7.5, the Vims fit slightly larger (maybe 1/4 size) than my Regulus LV (9.0 womens or 7.5 mens equivalent). I wear an 8.5 approach/trail shoe). I could get my foot into a 7, but this would be self-defeating, in my opinion. Break-in was one gym session. They softened up significantly within this time.
    The rubber is amazing. I have been training with high reps on a wood hold system wall, and the RS rubber has given me the confidence to implement larger (potentially higher risk for injury) moves into my routine.
    Finally, the value of this slipper is incredible. Do not hesitate.

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