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LethargicMind


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Anyone have any thoughts on brands of shoes, specifically Scarpa? I am looking into possibly getting a pair, but was wondering if anyone has had some. My current pair are Evolvs.


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....??.........????............um..........shoe.........................???....................................oh......a thought ... crossed my ... mind..........Evolv..........fuck it ........... too much ... work...............


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Scarpa makes some good shoes. Build quality tends to be good.


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LethargicMind wrote:
Anyone have any thoughts on brands of shoes, specifically Scarpa? I am looking into possibly getting a pair, but was wondering if anyone has had some. My current pair are Evolvs.


Starting a new thread on the same subject you just asked a couple of days ago really wouldn't help you. So far, your posts are very appropriate for your username... but seriously, further duplicate threads on the same subject will be recycled. You've been warned,

Scarpa shoes are good. So are Evolvs. So are 5.10s, La Sportivas, Tenayas.

YOU NEED TO TRY THEM ON. You have to decide what kind of shoes you want-- down turned or flat, lace-up, velcro, or slip-on. And then you have to try every shoe in that category that you can, and pick one. You will never be able to try every single shoe in existence, and that's O.K. There is likely to be a shoe among the ones you can get that will fit.

Nobody else can choose a shoe for you, and certainly not over the internet.

If you really have been climbing for 3 years (unless we are talking once-a-month kind of climbing?) you should know all of this by now. And unless you are a teenager, you should have had plenty of opportunities in 3 years to travel and to try shoes in other places and stores, as you traveled. If you haven't yet, start now. Look for shoe demos at various climbing events. Look for gear stores when you visit family in other towns. Pay extra to order a bunch of model online and then return, Just use your brain, it helps.


sungam


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Why did you leave out Mad Rock, Climbx and La Sportiva, Lena? Are they not good enough for you?


gunkiemike


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LethargicMind wrote:
Anyone have any thoughts on brands of shoes, specifically Scarpa? I am looking into possibly getting a pair, but was wondering if anyone has had some. My current pair are Evolvs.

I have a pair of Scarpas and I like them.

So therefore they are what you should buy.

(see the problem with this?)


LethargicMind


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The value is the sam ewith any customer review. No intelligent person buys something because someone else liked it. However, if everyone has had issues with Scarpas then I wont waste my time trying several on.

(See the value with this?) <- I can further explain if need be.


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LethargicMind wrote:
Anyone have any thoughts on brands of shoes, specifically Scarpa? I am looking into possibly getting a pair, but was wondering if anyone has had some. My current pair are Evolvs.

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...p;sb=score&mh=25

You're welcome.

Curt


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LethargicMind wrote:
The value is the sam ewith any customer review. No intelligent person buys something because someone else liked it. However, if everyone has had issues with Scarpas then I wont waste my time trying several on.

(See the value with this?) <- I can further explain if need be.

I hate to be rude, but after climbing for three years don't you know anyone who wears Scarpa shoes?

Regardless, they are a quality brand, as are the other brands you lsited in your other thread.


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LethargicMind wrote:
The value is the sam ewith any customer review. No intelligent person buys something because someone else liked it. However, if everyone has had issues with Scarpas then I wont waste my time trying several on.

I challenge you to find ANY climbing gear or service discussed on this or any other climbing forum where "everyone" has "issues" with the quality. See, that's the problem. Whether we're talking about resolers, ropes, cams, or shoes, there's always someone out there who is very satisfied, and there is also someone out there who's badmouthing it and telling folks to look elsewhere.

Buy what fits, and don't drag your toes.

M.


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And Red Chilli, which are about the only shoe which fit my wierd foot shape (very wide at the fron, very narrow heel, and short end to end, a bit like a duck really!)
And to OP Like everyone else will be telling you, get out and try shoes on. It is an individual choice and only you will know what feels right for your feet!


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