Video Kilian Jornet vs Base Jumper
Base Jumper Tom Erik Heimen and trail runner Kilian Jornet "race" up & down the iconic Romsdalshorn (1550m) in Norway.
/ REVIEW: Ocun Jett LU Rock Shoe
My main take away from this is that you have some mighty fine calves Mr Bailey.....
I've been using Jett LU & Pearl LU from Ocun for the last few months, mainly bouldering indoors but also a few trad sessions outside and really rate them both.
Jett LU I bought, (very reasonably), as a trad shoe, bit stiffer and more supportive with a less aggressive heal for extended periods of wear. I sized them a half size smaller at UK8. They have softened with wear and have become more sensitive, which is a relief as I found them a touch 'feel-less' to begin. Persevere and they come into their own, good edging and feel precise on very small edges but with enough stiffness for torquing into small cracks semi-comfortably.
The Pearl LU is very different, softer with a more pronounced down-toe and a narrower more precise heel. They are much better on steeper ground and, with a slightly thinner rubber just feel more sensitive. They put better power down through the toe and, with a lower toe volume, scum and toe hook more effectively, they also heel hook better too. They are a bit narrower and I'd say they better suit sport/bouldering on more off-vertical ground.
Rubber type is the same, much better than I expected, having worn 510 Anasazi Pinks and T-Rocks for years.
Biggest seller for Ocun was the really good price point. I think they offer excellent value for money especially given the way I find they perform, if like me you baulk at spending £120.00 up on shoes, definitely give them a try!