The OR1 Stiff Stepô is a sewn foot loop with a metal insert in the tread, giving the most comfort a climber ever walked on. A SS delta Mallion Rapide is used for the top attachment, buckles are on the outside unless otherwise requested. Practice in any style shoe! Stiff Steps are the foundation and paradym shift in the rope climbing world. The best foot loop available!! (Right is shown)
Sizing OR1 Stiff StepsTM Measuring is not a precise science; there are many variables to consider such as: ♦ Boot width ♦ Boot type - padded or thin boots effects size ♦ Amount of use - Nylon will shrink up to 10% after repeated wet/dry conditions Double check by loosely measuring the circumference at the instep (2 vertical fingers between the laces and the \ measuring tape) and add 1 inch. This additional inch is lost during sewing and the protrusion (left and right) of \ the steel plate in the instep.
Again, remember that nylon shrinks 5-10% over the years.