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Dave Thexton's picture
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Aug 28th 2015
Hi Olga, The more "bent" climbing shoes are great for steeper climbs. They allow you to put weight on foot holds even when you're climbing upside down! Hope that helps, Dave

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Dave Thexton's picture
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Aug 28th 2015
Hi Alyse, The Katana is a synthetic shoe so won't stretch too much but it will mould to your foot just like any shoe. If you get a size bigger you might find that they become too baggy after a bit of use. But if your current shoes are too painful to wear at all, then you should probably get a bigger shoe. Hope that helps, Dave

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Toe box?

21st Jul 2015
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Dave Thexton's picture
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Aug 28th 2015
Hi Mikhael, In more aggressive shoes you might find your toes do have to be curled up. While it might be very uncomfortable to have your feet like this, it does help when you are standing on very tiny edges. These shoes aren't really suitable for beginner climbers, or climbers that are looking for a shoe they can wear all day. Hope that helps, Dave

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Dave Thexton's picture
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Aug 28th 2015
Hi Rob, Have you considered using a product such as Stealth Paint by Five10? (http://www.bananafingers.co.uk/five-ten-stealth-paint-p-1407.html) I'm not sure about its effectiveness in your situation but it could be worth a try. Hope that helps, Dave

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Dave Thexton's picture
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Aug 28th 2015
Hi Mikhael, Put very simply, the harder the rubber, the longer it will last. However, softer rubber is usually more preferable on high performance shoes because of its increased grip. Maybe somewhere in between would be a good compromise... Hope that helps, Dave

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Dave Thexton's picture
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Aug 28th 2015
Hi Camella, I personally climb in the Vapours most of the time and have had no problems with heel hooks so far. Heel hooking usually requires less sensitivity than edging for example, so it is little sacrifice having the extra grip from the ribbed sections of the shoe. Scarpa is not the first shoe manufacturer to utilise this idea however, many of Boreal's shoes for example have a similar, ribbed design on the heel. Hope that helps, Dave

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Dave Thexton's picture
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Aug 28th 2015
Hi Paul, So far there are 3 shoes in La Sportiva's range with no edge technology; the Genius, the Futura and the Speedster. Thats one lace up shoe, one Velcro shoe and one slip on. Hope that helps, Dave

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Dave Thexton's picture
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Aug 28th 2015
Hi Calain, I think this recent video from the outdoor show in Munich will explain the differences much better than I can in words! http://www.epictv.com/media/podcast/the-evolv-shaman-climbing-shoe---2015-review-%7C-outdoor-2015/602832 Hope that helps, Dave

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