climbing is a small world. Mal and the Paradox sports gang have been awesome in helping me adjust, indeed probably stopped me from loosing the rest of my feet from attempting to "play" to early after the amputations. Right now I'm a bit more normal then many of the rest of the Paradox mob, so no luck yet, with shoe ideas.
WRT to high top shoes it is looking like that is where I'll have to go. The good news is if I can get them at REI and they don't work out then at least I should be able to bring them back.