New Climbing Shoe Resoler Focuses On BIPOC and Low-Income Climbers
Gym Climber: Climbing Shoe Resoler Flash Friction Launches in NYC, Focused On BIPOC and Low-Income Climbers
Climbers spend millions on new shoes each year, throwing away old pairs simply because of a few holes. NYC resoler Flash Friction aims to change that, and help minority climbers along the way.
Flash Friction: Social Justice Enterprise Seeks to Keep Low-Income Climbers Climbing During Hard Economic Times While Promoting Social, Racial & Environmental Justice
Flash Friction is not only NYC’s sole climbing shoe repair shop, we are a Social Justice Enterprise helping low-income climbers while promoting environmental justice. We launched Flash Friction so that climbers in the NYC area have a place to resole their shoes, but also experiment with using climbing shoe repair as a vehicle to promote social change.As our co-founder Ceasar puts it, “Flash Friction is our contribution to the local climbing community during the pandemic, especially to low-income climbers or those from historically marginalized communities like Black, Indigenous, or People of Color. To be able to climb regularly is a privilege. Gym memberships are not cheap. Gear starts to add up. And paid vacation time to go send outdoors is...