/ Torture by rock shoe

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Orion247 on 15 Aug 2012
Haven't climbed for a number of years but a friend recently suggested a trip to North Wales climbing some classics. My kit bag has been emptied and inspected...ok most of it is in a sad scrap pile but I at least thought my Boreal Ace shoes would be ok?!
Nope!
Either a: they've shrunk
b: my feet have grown
c: they NEVER did truly fit and I deformed my feet do much when I started climbing that I never noticed the pain!

I'm inclined toward answer c
Anyone else got similar experience?
Tim Chappell - on 15 Aug 2012
In reply to Orion247:

Might be (b). Feet do splay, over time.
Orion247 on 15 Aug 2012
In reply to Tim Chappell: Could be. Will look for a new pair these are a bit fragrant ;)
Monk - on 15 Aug 2012
In reply to Orion247:

In my experience, shoes that haven't been worn for a long time often feel tight. I think that they stiffen up a bit with not being worn. They usually come good again with use.
Orion247 on 15 Aug 2012
In reply to Monk:

Will give them a try but I think I'll hunt round for a new pair anyway. Something I can use comfortably on multi pitch routes.

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