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Different sized climbing shoes anyone?

Doug
4/10/2012
10:12:39 AM
Just been to visit my podiatrist. Good news: no toenail fungus. Bad news: toenails permanently damaged - probably from years of cramming into climbing shoes - but manageable. Life goes on.
Main story: he rekindled an idea I've had in the past about getting two different sizes of climbing shoes for my significantly different-sized feet (as a result of breaking the right calcaneus). Given the high cost of climbing shoes, I'm not interested in buying two pairs and only using half of them.
I've got a pair of 41 Miuras and a pair of 41.5 TC Pros. Both reasonably new - bought at the start of the trip I recently returned from. Best case scenario for me is a 41 on my left foot and a 41.5 on the right for both sets of shoes. Is there anyone out there in Chocky land who has the opposite?
If so, are you interested in either swapping shoes of similar vintage or sharing the purchase of a new pair of shoes?

SixFortyFive
4/10/2012
10:23:31 AM
I recently ordered a pair of Evolv climbing shoes and they let you order a split size pair for a couple of bucks extra. Might be worth a look. Just have to deal with the stigma of wearing Evolv.

Climboholic
4/10/2012
10:34:39 AM
Some brands like Evolv give you the option to order a split size pair for a few dollars extra.

If the brand you like doesn't offer this then I reckon just put up with half a size big on one foot. IMHO climbers worry too much about getting shoes as tight as possible. It sounds like you're used to uncomfortably tight, but if you tried shoes half a size bigger I think you'd find that it wouldn't make a difference to your climbing.


ajfclark
4/10/2012
12:34:08 PM
I've often wondered if you could make a climbing shoe dating site... Punch in your profile (Anasazi VCS, 44.5 L, 44 R) and we'll find your perfect match...
johnpitcairn
4/10/2012
1:30:35 PM
I could be up for trying out a mismatch. Currently climbing in 5.10 5X 43 because I can't get anasazis to fit right. Quite like the 5X, but.

5.10 anasazi VCS or blanco lace-up, I'd need US10.5 (44) L, US10 (43) R (damn they don't make a 43.5)

And I'm in Auckland. But always conspiring for an excuse to head for Arapiles.

Doug
4/10/2012
1:48:47 PM
On 4/10/2012 Dawesy85 wrote:
>Hey mate, I have the opposite and would be interested in stocking up on
>a few if it's a spot on match. I end up with an aching and semi-jarred
>big left toe in bouldering shoes or long climbs.
>
>Will post back within a day after I've measured them up properly and get
>a heel (apex) to big toe measurement.

Hi Leith
So do you have a pair of size 41 TC Pros? If so, we might be on to something.
Cheers
Doug

Miguel75
4/10/2012
8:51:01 PM
On 4/10/2012 Michal wrote:
>Which type of shoes is perfect for proper climbing?

I have a pair of yellow shoes! The guys at Bogong looked after me, though I'm not sure I use them properly....

>I just only know about Nike shoe. So is it good or not.

While Nike is trying to make inroads into every 'extreme' sport they haven't made it into climbing just yet. In saying that I reckon if you climbed in Jordan 4's you'd have sick street cred.... I'd go as far as saying 'gangsta!'

>I want to spend my spare time in climbing.

I like to spend my spare time playing twister, nude! I find it helps with my dexterity;)

>Also which point is enjoyable?

I'm not sure which point is enjoyable. I rarely have a point and find it most enjoyable;)

stugang
4/10/2012
10:50:38 PM
On 4/10/2012 Miguel75 wrote:
>
>I like to spend my spare time playing twister, nude! I find it helps with
>my dexterity;)
>

You know what - youre not living in Utah now, and these things you do with your kids (no matter how much they love playing nude twister with daddy) are illegal.

I know its challenging during school holidays, ubt you are an "aussie" now so fit in or get fcked.

wallwombat
5/10/2012
4:31:08 AM
Three or four bottles of red.
Will_P
5/10/2012
10:11:07 AM
"I know its challenging during school holidays, ubt you are an "aussie" now so fit in or get fcked."

Geez you can be a tool. If that's meant to be funny, it's not. Mike is a great guy - he's even welcoming and friendly to spambots! If more people followed any kind of practice or religion that exercised such tolerance, the world would be a better place. But you'd possibly remain a tool.

Miguel75
5/10/2012
12:10:00 PM
Thanks Will P, I think Stu's angry because he's not allowed to play nude twister with me anymore;) And that I piked out on our last climbing date... I'm still available for a climb next week Stu, < sultry voice> Call me < / sultry voice >;)

MrsM10iswhereitsat.
5/10/2012
12:53:55 PM
On 4/10/2012 Mr stugang wrote:
>On 4/10/2012 Mr Miguel75 wrote:
>>
>>I like to spend my spare time playing twister, nude! I find it helps
>with
>>my dexterity;)
>>
>
>You know what - youre not living in Utah now, and these things you do
>with your kids (no matter how much they love playing nude twister with
>daddy) are illegal.
>
>I know its challenging during school holidays, ubt you are an "aussie"
>now so fit in or get fcked.

It's an odd thing Mr stugang but there is evidence in Utah to suggest that things don't always work out as intended. Take this tidbit of information that Derek my M10 love came across the other day as an example.




Headstone of Russell J. Larsen in the Logan City Cemetery, Logan, Utah.

FIVE RULES FOR MEN TO FOLLOW FOR A HAPPY LIFE:

1. It's important to have a woman who helps at home, cooks from time to time, cleans up, and has a job.

2. It's important to have a woman who can make you laugh.

3. It's important to have a woman who you can trust, and doesn't lie to you.

4. It's important to have a woman who is good in bed, and likes to be with you.

5. It's very, very important that these four women do not know each other or you could end up dead like me.



I wonder if Mr Russell J. Larsen had a club foot too?

stugang
5/10/2012
9:08:43 PM
Geeeez Miguel I finally manage to wind someone up and you go in all lovey lovey kissy kissy on me before I get a chance to respond. You are SO off the christmas card list.

Miguel75
5/10/2012
9:56:26 PM
Sorry Stu. I'm turning over a new leaf and am trying to be really, really nice. You know, defuse any tension before it actually even arises, sort of nice;)

On 5/10/2012 MrsM10iswhereitsat! wrote:

>... SNIP...Headstone of Russell J. Larsen in the Logan City Cemetery, Logan, Utah.

>FIVE RULES FOR MEN TO FOLLOW FOR A HAPPY LIFE:

>5. It's very, very important that these four women do not know each other
>or you could end up dead like me....SNIP.

MrsM10, Logan's a lovely place and there are some mighty fine Mormons buried up in them thar hills... If Brother Larsen was an old timer he probably didn't have to worry about keeping the women folk seperated...;)

P.S. apologies for the thread drift.

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