I’ve used my Instincts for the techy, vertical climbing. When I was in Ten Sleep and trying hard on my projects, the Instincts were my go-to shoes because of their comfortability, how they perform on small edges, and the precision the overall design of the shoe offers.
My Instinct VS Women’s shoes have also allowed me many redpoints on routes at the Red River Gorge – a climbing Mecca area known for it’s steep, pumpy, and overhanging routes! The shoes heel hooked and toe hooked their way up some pretty rad routes. I rely heavily on these shoes, and they seem to get the job done.
If you’re looking for a versatile shoe for single pitch climbing that calls for vertical to overhanging routes and need to step up your technical climbing game, I’d suggest trying out a pair of these shoes. The aggressive shape to the shoes support you on steeper routes, and the stiff sole on the shoe allows for more technical climbing and small edging. They really do support you while you’re either hang dogging or redpointing. The Instinct VS women’s shoe is an all-around high-performing shoe. Click here to find them on Amazon.