I developed TSURUGI by focusing on toe hooks in the presence of various kinds of holds and moves in modern climbing. By realizing from “hooking” to “gripping”, the flexibility of the entire shoe was sacrificed, The rubber covering the entire toe accurately catches even in a severe hold. The upper part is made of synthetic leather with strong strong stretch properties to make it durable for surprises and the thick upper takes some time when putting in the foot, but it reduces stress on the foot and put it in place produces a hight degree of restraint.
I love evrything about ASAKUSA shoes definitely my go to shoes for the upcoming competition / projects. I'm a huge fan of toe-hooking.