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hey, two questions, ok in yours shoes do u find you like the lace-ups, slip-ons, or velcro, more? i need new shoes, and i heard good things about all of them, but mostly bad things on the slip-ons and velcro,... slipping off and such. what do u prefer?

what kind of music do u chicks listen to, to either get u in the mood for climbing or just to listen to, at home or wherever.
as a teen i have two different sides, i have the side, where i get pumped up to climb and listen to hardcore music, then i have this side w/ acoustic & jazz. :lol:


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well as an artist i like the lighter side of music....new agey kind of stuff, enya, norah jones, loreena mckennet, and cool movie soundtracks...they're easiest to paint to. i have this thing for the cranberries though...and i love oldies. i just personally don't like the harder stuff b/c i always have lighter stuff going so i haven't developed a taste for it.

as to shoes...being the full time (including summer b/c for some sadistic reason i enjoy torturing myself with homework and 2 hour long classes) student that i am, i haven't been climbing more than twice since Christmas so i'm afraid i can't give a very expert opinion on shoes. i've been happy with lace ups but haven't tried any others. sorry!


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Music...well, it depends on mood, what I'm doing, etcetc... I listen to everything from the Beatles to Techno (though I don't know any of the artists really). I like classical (mmm...Wagner), jazz (mmm...Miles Davis), old school rock and roll, underground type bands, basically everything. :)

rock shoes...lace ups take too long to put on and take off, though I do like the custom fit, and my slippers are now super comfy, so I'm loving them, but would like to try velcros, since they are the best of both worlds really.


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My first pair of shoes were mythos - lace ups - I love them for gym climbing, but they do not allow me to easily free my feet during multipitch climbs.

So, feeling the need for a more versatile shoe I bought the 5.10 assents. I actually have yet to use them outside (sprained my ankel on a dyno), but they are a great shoe - I love the velcro.

Just try on a mess of shoes until you find what you like


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Shoes - my first pair was a pair of scarpa lace ups...which were a tad to small...i listened to the advice about having tight shoes...um, comfort please. they were okay but the hurt like heck after about 2 pitches. i now have a pair of 5.10 alien velcros....yes the velcro is where it's at. i will never lace up again.....but i might try a slipper or something. easy entry and exiting is key as well as comfort.


Music......ah life without it would suck...gillian welch, lucinda williams, miles davis, royal trux, ani difranco, billie holiday, jonatha brooke, david gray, allman brothers and other 60's and 70's rock, johnny cash, nora jones. pretty much most mellow, jazz, blues or folkie acoustic type music will do me. I guess pretty much most music EXCEPT...heavy metal, rap and r&b unless it's like al green, james brown or aretha.


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What type of climbing do you do? Your shoe type will depend on what kind of climbing you want to do. Also what was your previous pair like? What did you like/dislike about them?

I'm really into everything. I own several different shoes but the ones I use are the lace up scarpa dominators. I love them. I tie the laces when I trad climb or do anything where I think I want my shoes fitting as well as they can. When I'm bouldering, on TR, or sport climbing I tend to not tie them. I can treat them just like a pair of slip ons. When I'm at the gym people know when I'm about to climb something at my limit because that's when I tie my shoelaces.


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So far, I have only tried on lace up shoes. But I won a pair of 5.10 Sapphires in a raffle and so far they are the most comfy. They are about to wear out though. I also tried on a pair of red chili's (spirits?) that I really really liked because they were perfect for heel hooking!

As far as music goes, I guess I am an old school punk rocker who likes a lot of different stuff. My favorite band is the Clash and I love rage against the machine and system of a down. I also love Neil Young, Ani DiFranco and Bob Marley.... Come to think of it, I guess I like music that makes me want to start a revolution or something

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Shoes - For longer routes and all-day deals I prefer my lace-ups (5.10 diamonds that have resoled once) and for short routes and bouldering I wear slippers (5.10 moccasyms). I really want a new pair of shoes, but I don't NEED them. :? It's frustrating being responsible.

Music - I pretty much like everything! Rock, acoustic, house, trance, country, jazz, new age... Right now I have a nice mix in my car - James Taylor, Pete Yorn, Incubus, Unwritten Law, AFI, Enya, K's Choice, Cranberries, and a lot more.


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My feet are very, very narrow, so I have to wear lace-ups. Slippers won't tighten down enough for me.

As to music, anything from Rammstein to Benny Goodman to Guadalcanal Diary to Tom Waits to ... well, you get the idea. Usually not classical or jazz (other than swing) if I'm amping up to climb, but a little Stan Getz afterward or opera when I'm heading into the mountains hits the CD player occasionally.

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I love my old Scarpa Dominators they have holes in the toes, but they fit so good. I also have a pair of five-ten slippers their so tight, but they have to be so they don't fall off my feet. I never wear them, but my partner loves them.

As far a music I love Eminem I know, what everyones thinking WHY? I think he's cute I think I have some kind of strange school girl crush on him.


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i would have to opine that laceups are the way to go if you're looking for control: you can the toe box and loosen the mid portion, or vice versa, or any combination thereof.

music? hmmm ... i'm an old guy, so mostly it'll be classic rock: aerosmith, stones, bad company, led zeppelin, etc.; throw in some acid jazz, a bit of bluegrass, and classical such as bach, schubert or wagner, and i'm a happy pup.


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Katydid, my feet are also extremely narrow and nothing tightened enough until I tried the 5.20 zlippers. LOVE THEM!!!


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