Designed by professional rock climber Daniel Woods, the Phantom was made for technical boulderers who require a shoe that provides both sensitivity and power. Its vegan synthetic upper on an aggressively profiled last ensures a steady foot during climbs while preventing the shoe from overstretching with time.
The Phantom features two midsoles: the AVT (Abridged Variable Thickness) midsole provides power and sensitivity and is made from plastic that was molded to be thick in the forefoot and thin on the edges of the toes. In addition, a cutout under the big toe offers more sensitivity for delicate foot placements.
The TPS+ (tension power system plus) midsole provides a snug fit and is made from rubber that is tensioned thereby ensuring a steady and long-lasting downturn in the shoe. It also eliminates dead space at the arch of the foot.
A dark spine s (sensitive) midsole with a thin 2mm heel outsole provides optimal sensitivity for technical heel hooks. The shoe also features a NEOFLEX upper with a neoprene laminate that stretches two ways, thereby allowing the knuckle box to expand when flexed and easily retract when flat. Through its six-point, single-pull closure, the Phantom can swiftly be tightened and adjusted for a secure fit.