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i have climbing shoes that are a half size to small for me and it hurts really bad when i put them on. thats not what im worried about though cuz i can just ignore the pain. do you think the shoes will like break my toes or something? like when i jump down or something? or should i just sell them.
(there a size 5 my street shoes are 7)


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        FUNNY SHOES


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  your evil kirk! thats you


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well if they really hurt i would suggest getting a new bigger pair. my teacher has some climbing shoes that around i think are a half to a full size smaller and for the past 3 years, his pinky oe has been broken. since he stopped climbing soo much, it had started to heal, and now that he is climbing more its broken again. just thoght i'd let ya know!


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dude, it totally depends. If your crankin 5.14, they should stay ass tight and be painful. but dude, if your only a 5.11 climber, like dude, you might wanna think of getting some new shoes dude. Or try and strech em out dude. Dude, i hope this helps dude.


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Couldn't agree more dude. As long as you aren't pulling down on 5.13 for a warm up, mythos are good, and they can be worn comfortable!


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    I know what you mean. They can be so tight that when you fall it really hearts. I sold mine on ebay and had a little money to buy new ones. What brand are they and model name?


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 Comfort comes over broken toes too. If it herts that much buy new ones.


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Anasazi Velcro, all the way! Cheak out the 5.10 websight under spray, it's like all the pro's fav. shoe!


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this is u with ur shoes


this is u with new shoes



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im gonna sell them
i really didnt want to cuz they are awsome shoes but i dont want broken toes...oh well i already have shoes and i dont need new ones yet


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It took me forever to decide what new shoes to get because its a big decision. I ended up getting the Anasazi Velcro, the heel was a little loose but I love them. Scarpa has a nice slipper you might look at. Well I hope you come out good getting new shoes. Im not trying to get new draws, oh what do I get now! If you do your homework and think about things for some time I think you will get a good shoe. Have fun.But thats jest if you want to get good shoes


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My shoes are two sizes below my street shoes and they hurt also. Climbing shoes are not suppose to be cozy!! The best thing about climbing is taking your shoes off!!

When I got one pair resoled they loosened up a lot!!!


Karen


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I have a size 6 shoe and I wear a 8!I hate to break it to ya but there not suppose to be comfortable. I have a pair of La Sportiva Cobras and there awesome slippers!


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i know climbing shoes arent suposed to be comfortable. i was just wondering if they were going to break my toes. the first time i could acctully stand in them was today and only for a few secconds. im working on it though pritty soon im going to be able to climb in them for more than five mineutes...so do you think they are going to break my toes like if i fall or something?
oh and for whoever cares: my next shoes im getting (3rd pair) are going to be the womens zlpiiers. im getting them a half size bigger that the small ones i have. i have the spires now but they are to big.


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i think shoes shouldn't hurt that bad...but since it has to fit like a glove, a little discomfort is inavoidable...can always take it off once u get down...


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If your shoes are so tight that your afraid of your toes breaking, thats too tight.

My shoes are a size smaller than my real shoes and fit real snug, I know exactly what Im standing on and know when Im buttering off, but I can spend all day in them.


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You are only suppossed to go a size smaller than your street shoe. However, depending on the shoe, you can sometimes go a size and a half smaller. I wear a size 8 shoe and my climbing shoes by Boreal are a 6.5 but my shoes by La Sportiva are a 7. Shoes aren't suppossed to be comfortable, but they aren't suppossed to break your toes either. It does however, take awhile to break them in.


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  As I have broken a toe (2nd metatarcle actually) while wearing climbing shoes I understand your concern, but I think (I am not a Dr.)you are not any more likely to break toes or other bones in your foot in tight shoes.Most bones are extremely strong under compression,its bending forces which have resulted in most of my broken bones.As far as I am concerned I would be more worried about nerve or circulatory damage,perhaps a second pair of more comfy shoes for long routes or long days wouldn't hurt. You have to use your feet every day for many more years, take good care of them. Also depending on the model of shoes you have you may expect some relief from "break-in",if your shoes aren't very old say less than a year,and you can help that process by wearing your shoes wet and laced up tight,if the color won't bleed,if they aren't color fast try a pair of shoe stretchers(you can get them at a shoe repair shop)you can add small wads of paper to these to stretch any hot spots out. Good luck
Jeff


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hey the shoes fit now... it just took a little bit of time to get use to the pain (about a week) not i dont even notice it untill im climbing for like 5 hours without taking my shoes off.
thanks guys

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In a street shoe I wear a 11 "mens" and in a climbing shoe I wear a 8. I have been climb in total for about 8 years. and no toe problems what so ever.

Beside I like it tight real tight.


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I have come to conclude that the people working at climbing shoe stores are crazy. I wear size ten and I was told to try on size 8 Anasazi's. However, I ripped the pull loops off trying to get them on. I quickly put them back in the box and went away.


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yeah your right they are stupid sometimes...when i first started climbing i got the spires and i got them a size to big cuz i didnt know how tight they needed to be. then i had to return them a day later cuz i figured out that they were to big so i got a size and a half smaller and they stretched so now the shoes i use most of the time are 2 and a half sizes smaller that my street shoe...now i cant stand the spires and i only use them when i haveto (me and my sister share the small shoes till i order my own)


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i have shoes that loosened up a lot after i wore them climbing....

anasazis, i believe, are synthetic and therefore will not stretch as much as some other shoes.

try a size smaller, hold on to those ones, wear them every so often, and you'll break them in gradually. when you're doing your 5.13's you'll be glad....


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