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Suggestions for Rock shoes

Postby austinconrad » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:02 pm

I'm about to spend some hard earned cash on new shoes and I need some suggestions. My current pair of Katana Velcros are getting pretty close to the end of their life. I'm leaning towards solutions or shamans so if anyone has owned either of those I could certainly use some advice as to how they performed.

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Re: Suggestions for Rock shoes

Postby granite_grrl » Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:57 pm

If possible try before you buy. I thought that Evolvs were better for wider feet, while the Katana is a narrower shoe.
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Re: Suggestions for Rock shoes

Postby Dom » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:04 pm

If you're buying them to climb outside, the shoes you mentioned are overkill for climbing areas in NB. I would go with a Muira or Anasazi - shoes that edge really well, a crucial aspect of climbing in NB.

If you're buying them for the gym, get the cheapest pair as gym climbing, you will go through shoes quicker than climbing outside.

I usually keep my good shoes for outside and when they get used up I will use them in the gym and get a new pair. That way my good shoes last a very long time as they never go against a sandpaper textured wall..

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Re: Suggestions for Rock shoes

Postby theriault » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:19 pm

Dom wrote:If you're buying them to climb outside, the shoes you mentioned are overkill for climbing areas in NB. I would go with a Muira or Anasazi - shoes that edge really well, a crucial aspect of climbing in NB.


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Re: Suggestions for Rock shoes

Postby austinconrad » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:08 am

Muiras it is :) I think I'll stick with la sportiva. thanks for the info!
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Re: Suggestions for Rock shoes

Postby Dom » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:32 pm

BTW, if you're relying on what I said, get the lace-ups. IMO they edge better than the Velcro. I still don't know why the velcro is called Muira. It's a different shoe!
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Re: Suggestions for Rock shoes

Postby austinconrad » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:49 pm

Thanks for the advice Dom :D I appreciate it!
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