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nire


May 20, 2010, 12:32 PM
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I haven't climbed in about 4 years due to a pinched nerve in my foot from climbing in too tight shoes (I thought I was being hardcore). I recently started climbing again using the same (too small) shoes. While I realized I do miss climbing I really need to get new (bigger) shoes since my nerve is already starting to bother me but I don't k:now if it is from climbing in general or the shoes. So, I want an inexpensive shoe to see if I can still climb painfree in bigger shoes. I saw the Montrail Zealot but I couldn't tell if they were men's or women's. Any ladies climbing in these? What do you think of the sizing (what is your streetshoe and what size are you climbing in)?
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granite_grrl


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So do you now need to keep your shoes a little looser (meaning looser than many climbers would bother wearing)? It would be best if you went to try on shoes, a good fitting shoe can be worn in a larger size without slop, but if it's not a good fit for your foot they'll be super sloppy.


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i think the montrail zealots are out of production. my husband climbed in them for a while, the shoes didn't last a season


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nire wrote:
I haven't climbed in about 4 years due to a pinched nerve in my foot from climbing in too tight shoes (I thought I was being hardcore). I recently started climbing again using the same (too small) shoes. While I realized I do miss climbing I really need to get new (bigger) shoes since my nerve is already starting to bother me but I don't k:now if it is from climbing in general or the shoes. So, I want an inexpensive shoe to see if I can still climb painfree in bigger shoes. I saw the Montrail Zealot but I couldn't tell if they were men's or women's. Any ladies climbing in these? What do you think of the sizing (what is your streetshoe and what size are you climbing in)?
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I got them from SAC for a steal a while ago and wasn't impressed. Might really want leather so it has a shot at stretching to accommodate your foot shape.


nire


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I don't think I need them sloppy, just a good fit and not overly tight. I originally went with the suggestion to get climbing shoes 2 sizes smaller than street shoes...which now I can say is bad advice, but it is too late. However I still don't know if any shoe will work or if just climbing on it will be aggravation enough. So I don't want to spend a much on shoes since I don't know if I can continue to climb.


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What about trying shoes that are known for comfort like La Sportiva Mythos? They apparently stretch to nicely fit your feet. I know they are expensive, but I have a climbing partner who can wear them for all day climbs as well as aggressive climbs. Good luck. I really hope you can continue to climb...


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