Bronco wrote:I guess I will have to wait for the Chinese generic knockoffs to hit the market. I wear an A width shoe and they don't make these things in different widths. This reminds me of the debut of the Birkenstock age though and it will probably be a big hit for a while until all the Yuppies get into wearing them.
Soon they will appear everywhere....
Skirita wrote:Terrible for bouldering.
Skirita wrote:Bouldering/rock-climbing shoes are very pointy, rigid and arched so you can use your feet like picks and stand on very small ledges without slipping or crushing your toes/cramping your feet. You can't, however, walk in them very easily.
VFFs on the other hand are blunt and ultraflexible, so you just slip off/crush your toes/cramp up. This is worsened by the fact that my big toe is the only one that fills the entire toe sleeve.
I started bouldering wearing VFFs and couldn't do even basic problems because my fucking feet had no gripping ability. Climbing shoes made a tremendous difference.
That, combined with the fact that only my big toe fills the entire toe sleeve, make technical edging impractical with VFFs. Like I said, they're awesome for other purposes, just not technical outdoor bouldering.
shivers wrote:Since we've gone off topic into gayness, I have to say that Kurt, you are so wrong about coldharvest. If papa bear were gay, he would score fucking mad!
Where do you climb, Skirita?
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