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nero55


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I was wondering if anybody has an opinion on the La Sportiva Nago. I am a new climber and am looking for some goods shoes. The sales rep at REI suggested these.


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They're new for this season, so I don't know how much beta you'll get. My local store just got some in, and they really couldn't tell me much about them, either.

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they're really good for all around climbing. id say give them a try, i like them a lot.


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**UPDATE** I have had the shoes now for about two weeks and they are working pretty good although I am noticing less grab on holds than the rental shoes I wore the first time I climbed. I don't know if this will change later as the shoes break in. Just to note I wear a size 12 running shoe and a size 9 in these shoes. They are breaking in to what is probably going to be a perfect fit.


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keepin this thread alive, i'm looking at getting a pair of Nago's. How are you feeling about them now? I've owned a pair of Cliffs and sportivas really seem to fit my feet well (evolv defy's don't seem to fit me feet well so there either to tight or sloppy in the heel). A synth shoes but leather heel and toe did you find much stretch in them? thanks


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nero55


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The shoes are great. I am climbing V4 now and have advanced at a rate of about one level a month. The shoes are holding up very well. The grip on real rock is amazing, I could not believe it the first time I went out. Very little stretching in the shoes, probably what would be equal to a quarter inch stretch. I am glad that i found a salesman that knew there stuff. Make sure you try them on before you leave the store, as i said in my original thread, i wear a size 12 street shoe, and a size 9 in these.


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nero,

indeed, i had to go down from my 9 street size to a 7/12 for a nice fit for all day trad. they are super comfy right out of the box. as always i experiment around and come back to sportiva, this is my third pair of sportivas and i don't think i will be wearing anything else for quite a while


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I got a pair a while ago, and they were nice and comfy but wore out pretty fast. I think I only got about two months out of them


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I'm between two shoes, the La Sportiva Nago and the Mad Rock Flash 2.0. I consider myself an intermediate climber and I climb a 5.10b and sometimes c. I was wondering if anyone has used these shoes or which ones I should get. I am mainly going to use these shoes for the gym. Also price doesn't matter to me, so I don't care if the Nago's are more expensive. Is one better for smearing, heel-hooking, edging, anything?


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adavis123 wrote:
I'm between two shoes, the La Sportiva Nago and the Mad Rock Flash 2.0. I consider myself an intermediate climber and I climb a 5.10b and sometimes c. I was wondering if anyone has used these shoes or which ones I should get. I am mainly going to use these shoes for the gym. Also price doesn't matter to me, so I don't care if the Nago's are more expensive. Is one better for smearing, heel-hooking, edging, anything?

Have you tried both on?


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No, I'm planning on trying on the Nago's this weekend a REI. The only thing is REI doesn't carry the flashes so I would have to order it from Backcountry. Also, I don't know if this helps, but I've been using the Mad Rock Phoenix when I've been climbing.


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buy whatever fits ... all the recommendations on the intrawebs wont matter a whit if the shoe dont fit ...

its that simple Wink


adavis123


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I know but before I try on one of them. Is it known if one is better than the other (assuming they both fit fine).


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only yr feet and climbing will tell you that ... anyone who tells you otherwise doesnt know all that much Wink


adavis123


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Okay this is really getting helpful.


shotwell


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adavis123 wrote:
Okay this is really getting helpful.

He is right though. Different people like different shoes for different things. With your experience level there is no way you should buy shoes without trying them on.


adavis123


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I'm going to try them on but I want to know if people have discovered problems with it after they've used it. I'm trying them both on!


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The Nagos are my favourite shoe, I have bought and worn out a pair and happily replaced them with another pair. I don't think there are any lurking demons with the shoe.


milesenoell


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I think what you may be fishing for is to hear that the Nago is a comfort shoe for the most part. I climb 10's in them and have resoled mine at least three times, but they are more of an all day trad shoe than a shoe that has some big performance edge in any area.

Basically, if you are new enough to be asking these questions then you will likely enjoy them a lot. By the time that you need any aggressive features, you'll know enough to seek them out.

More important than any of this though is if the shape of the shoe matches the shape of your foot. Feet and shoes come in a wide variety of shapes.


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