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Sep 19, 2013, 11:06 AM

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Re: [tgandee] Kids Shoes
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tgandee wrote:
My niece is just getting into climbing, she's 8. Since her shoe size is so small, most gyms don't have her size. She's about to join the team in her gym (she's a badass!). Her shoe is kids 13, and she's growing.

I was wondering if there is any kid shoe recycling going on here. I'd be happy to buy the shoes (or pay for shipping), but I think paying for climbing shoes, even $40, when the kids will grow out of them before their lifespan is up is a little ridiculous.

Any suggestion?

Having four kids who climb I agree but it doesn't happen. Climbing shoe fit is pretty critical. For the first year, or if she's not very serious, you can probably get away with a recycle (ebay or team-mates) after that, get ready to pony up the cash. The team or gym may offer some discounts, many do. At least girls stop growing younger than boys.

Edit to add: shoes are just the tip of the iceberg, cost-wise, for a serious competitor.

(This post was edited by shockabuku on Sep 19, 2013, 11:11 AM)

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