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JimmyXi


Dec 16, 2014, 2:28 PM
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Whether kitesurfing or SUP... I am convinced I can overcome my lack of native talent with the correct 'tool'. Since I still look-the-fool on a slackline - I knew it must be my shoes! Thinking rock climbers need a shoe with decent traction I bought a pair of basic rock shoes. Big Fail.



I was amazed at the torture climbers must go thru prior to the privilege to expose themselves to the dangers of heights. These climbers were too tight and too stiff for me.

I need to wear shoes; my line is rigged in the woods. I found my workday shoe the best so far.




These are so old I leave them at work so they do not get exposed to weather any longer, but they are the closest shoe to going bare foot I have ever had. I have those minimalist running shoes, an assortment of neoprene and Lycra sock type shoes, but these Patagonias have a really gummy rubber sole that is paper thin ..also with a very thin insole ..and weigh only 22oz. (I like them so much, I have three other pair - but lace up.)

Is there a shoe you find works well?

Jim


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Dec 17, 2014, 4:22 AM
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I love the 5.10 line king. Super thin but fairly grippy sole just how you described the patagonias having, with good ankle support and build quality.

http://fiveten.com/...king-navy-grey-grass


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sungam wrote:
I love the 5.10 line king. Super thin but fairly grippy sole just how you described the patagonias having, with good ankle support and build quality.

http://fiveten.com/...king-navy-grey-grass
When I look at those, I am quickly reminded of the fact that I grew up in the 80s...Pirate


JimmyXi


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Sun, ..they sure look grippy enough. Cheers. Jim




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Even when it is very muddy ins Scotland ))



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