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cklugh


May 15, 2014, 12:16 PM
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Recently tried on a couple pairs of Lowa climbing shoes, was impressed with the fit and comfort but have been unable to find many reviews on performance (gearinstitute.com at this point). Does anyone out there have any experience with the Lowa X-boulder or Red Eagle and how they perform?


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Yes, I used the X-Boulder shoes on Sandstone for 4 days....Love Them!!!! SOOOO Comfortable for such an aggressive shoe - they fit like a glove, even in the heel. I'm going to order a pair this week. The cross-over velcro made the fit great. The rubber was nice and sticky and the edging was excellent.
These are my new Fav's.
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sungam


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How's the rubber?


cklugh


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I ended up going with a pair of red eagle Velcro. Great shoe. Rubber is vibram xs, same as on most la sportiva shoes, and is super sticky. Great fit especially for a very aggressive down turned shoe. The stiffer sole edges like a dream and gives great stability. Only complaint is that I have to really muscle into some smears.
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mentalenviron


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"Only complaint is that I have to really muscle into some smears"

One should never expect a good smear from an aggressive downturned shoe. Try a flat and flexible shoe for a good smear. Carry multiple weapons when attacking a wall. Down turned shoes are great for underhangs, but shizzy for slab.

I had the chance to try all of their new climbing line at the Outdoor Rendezvous in Arkansas on sandstone. Even their aggressive shoe is comfortable beyond imagination. My Shamans (Sharma designed) by Evolv is really uncomfortable... can't wait to upgrade and pass on the $180 Shamans.


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