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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
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
Climbing Gear Geek
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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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Aug 28th 2015
Hi Shayne, Slip on shoes tend to stretch a lot, so for that reason, you may want to go slightly smaller than what you found comfortable in the shop. I wouldn't worry too much about your shoes falling off but if you are hoping to push your grade in these shoes, it's always a good idea to make sure they have a "snug" fit. Hope that helps, Dave

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Dave Thexton's picture
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Aug 28th 2015
Hi Alistair, Edelrid use their own rubber called E-grip. They have various forms of this rubber depending on the stiffness of the shoe in question, but by all accounts it compares favourably with other top branded rubbers on the market. Hope that helps, Dave

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Dave Thexton's picture
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Aug 28th 2015
Hi Codie, The Dragons are a very aggressive shoe. Primarily they are intended for bouldering use but there is no reason they shouldn't be used on sport routes too. If your sport project is steep and powerful then these could be the perfect shoe! Hope that helps, Dave

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farwellchad's picture
Aug 27th 2015
Aircraft grade is commonly used

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farwellchad's picture
Aug 27th 2015
Find an accessory card in the nearest diameter of hole in the ax end, and you can customize your length with fisherman's knots.

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