/ Shoe recommendations

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biscuit - on 13 May 2012
I am after a new pair of shoes but am way behind on what is out there now.

I climb on limestone of all sorts, but not really slabs, currently at 7b but hope to hit 7c this year.

I currently wear anasazi VCS but the low volume version as i have narrow feet.

I am considering something with a slight down turn ( not very aggressive though ) to help on the smaller footholds i am coming across now.

Any recommendations ?
aretherenoneleft on 13 May 2012
In reply to biscuit: Anasazi Blancos are brilliant on limestone and would probably fit you fine as they are slightly narrower than the normal Anasazi VCS.
biscuit - on 13 May 2012
In reply to aretherenoneleft:

I had the verdes ages ago and liked them for trad.

I can normally fit in most lace ups so will give them a go.

Not so easy to find over here though so will have to hunt some down.

Any more suggestions anyone ?
Styx - on 13 May 2012
In reply to biscuit:

Anasazi Arrowheads might be worth a look too.
Anoetic - on 13 May 2012
In reply to Styx: La Sportiva Miuras. I took them over the Blancos and have found them excellent
bouldery bits - on 13 May 2012
In reply to biscuit:

5.10 Quantums I reckon!
biscuit - on 13 May 2012
In reply to bouldery bits:

I had seen those actually - and they look pretty cool as well :0)

They look like a decent compromise. Not so cripplingly downturned as shoes like the bouldering specific ones but still with the power to the toe.
biscuit - on 13 May 2012
In reply to Anoetic:

There may be a reason why so many people over here wear sportivas. And they're only 90 euro in Decathlon at the minute.

I say 'only' but they are the cheapest of the options.
biscuit - on 15 May 2012
In reply to biscuit:

Stop press ! A quick visit to Decathlon yesterday has turned up these:

http://www.backcountry.com/scarpa-mago-climbing-shoe-vibram-xs-grip2

for 65 euros in the sale.

Cheap as chips and they feel pretty good. I've never had a down turned pair of shoes before though so not sure if these will be too aggressive.

Most of my climbing is in the 7a-7b range with vertical to slightly overhanging ( 15 degrees or so ) being the norm.

Anyone used them ?
cha1n on 15 May 2012
In reply to biscuit:

Macleod amoungst many others rate them (google it). If they feel good, get them.
cha1n on 15 May 2012
In reply to cha1n:

May aswell paste it in as I know what I'm looking for..

http://info.rockrun.com/reviews/scarpa-mago.html

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