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newclimber2013


Jul 27, 2013, 10:12 PM
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Hey everyone!

Just recently decided to get into climbing. I found a good deal on some shoes off ebay, but now I'm not thinking it is actually that good a deal. The rubber seems to be cracked in a few places, as if the shoes are pretty old.

Just wondering if you guys think these will be unwearable and I should go ahead and request a refund.

Thank you for the help!










acorneau


Jul 28, 2013, 6:58 AM
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Yeah, that rubber looks dried out. I'd send them back and get some fresh shoes.


marc801


Jul 28, 2013, 7:35 AM
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For a beginner it probably won't make any difference. I've seen a lot of shoes that look like that right out of the box. Sometimes the grinding wheel used during the finish leaves marks like those.


DemolitionRed


Jul 28, 2013, 11:52 AM
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Depends how much you paid for them. I have sold shoes to ebay much worse than that Blush


rockshoehq


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You can buy DIY resole kits if youíre looking for the cheapest way to make it happen. However, you can also go to a professional with experience if youíre not too confident in your own work. A lot of climbers will resole their shoes and use them as their training pair. Then when it comes time to hit that hard route youíve been preparing for, throw on the new shoes to give you the best traction and performance possible. So it partly depends on how much you're planning on spending and if you think you might start accumulating different shoes for different climbs. But the shoes in question are probably fine for some training and light climbing.


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