Welcome to SP!  -
Areas & RangesMountains & RocksRoutesImagesArticlesTrip ReportsGearOtherPeoplePlans & PartnersWhat's NewForum

when to get new climbing shoes

Post climbing gear-related questions, offer advice. For classifieds, please use that forum.
 

when to get new climbing shoes

Postby seb » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:39 pm

I am climbing at about a 6c at my peek (about 5:11b) and i was wondering if i should change my rock shoes im currently on my first pair of shoes, a pair of la sportiva tarantulas vc and am think i should look at getting some new climbing shoes i have looked around and im pretty sure on what to get but nobody is giving me any straight answer (yes or no) and and really unsure if i should get some new ones.
seb

 
Posts: 73
Joined: Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:51 am
Location: United Kingdom
Thanked: 4 times in 3 posts

Re: when to get new climbing shoes

Postby ExcitableBoy » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:34 pm

Get new ones after your old ones are broken down and can no longer accept another resole.
User Avatar
ExcitableBoy

 
Posts: 2913
Joined: Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:33 am
Location: Issaquah, Washington
Thanked: 438 times in 315 posts

Re: when to get new climbing shoes

Postby nartreb » Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:03 pm

i was wondering if i should change my rock shoes


Why? Is there something wrong with the shoes you've got?
User Avatar
nartreb

 
Posts: 1996
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2004 10:45 pm
Location: online or in boston, Massachusetts, United States
Thanked: 111 times in 90 posts

Re: when to get new climbing shoes

Postby seb » Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:48 pm

nartreb wrote:
i was wondering if i should change my rock shoes


Why? Is there something wrong with the shoes you've got?

Since the shoe stretched out it dosnt really fit my ankle to well and is on the verge of popping out when ever i stand on an edge, and what is wrong with the shoe it's self, i have no idea really these are the first shoes i have had i just don't feel like they are letting me perform at my best.
seb

 
Posts: 73
Joined: Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:51 am
Location: United Kingdom
Thanked: 4 times in 3 posts

Re: when to get new climbing shoes

Postby nartreb » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:17 pm

You'll climb worse if your shoes turn your toes to mincemeat.

If the shoe is too loose and you've tried the obvious ideas like wearing a sock, get the same shoe a half-size smaller.

Few can resist the urge to try a "more technical" shoe for their second pair, but fewer still stay with a technical shoe for their third.
User Avatar
nartreb

 
Posts: 1996
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2004 10:45 pm
Location: online or in boston, Massachusetts, United States
Thanked: 111 times in 90 posts

Re: when to get new climbing shoes

Postby seb » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:30 am

I have settled it my heel pops out now and i get leg cramps trying to stand on micro holds, I'm getting a pair of miurras and gunna keep my tarantulas for easy climbing.
seb

 
Posts: 73
Joined: Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:51 am
Location: United Kingdom
Thanked: 4 times in 3 posts


Return to Gear

 


  • Related topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

© 2006-2013 SummitPost.org. All Rights Reserved.