/ Climbing shoes with heel support
I don't know of any other currently available rock shoes which have the heel pad of the Ascent, sorry.
From your photo I'd say that yours maybe just need a bit of a wash and, if they're wearing thin, a resole?
There was a thread similar to this a couple of days ago.
I was convinced that these types of shoes had long been discontinued. However, someone pointed out that the new Scarpa Force X has a padded heel.
Ya a wash wouldn't go amiss! lol As for resoling, did you get the full sole done or just the bit in front of the feel?
Ya there doesn't seem to be anything like them around these days, don't know why they are great for long days! I'll check out the ones you mentioned, cheers.
Hi Dave, why not have them re-soled mate, I still climb sometimes in my origanal E-Bs
no you'll not remember them probably, I've had them nearly 30 years and re-soled many times and the're really comfortable
I got my second pair of Ascents re-soled at the same time as buying new shoes (Anasazis). It's so cheap compared to the cost of a new pair of shoes that it seemed silly not to. So I can still get the Ascents out for long, relatively easy multi-pitch routes, or if I'm messing about in a central belt quarry somewhere just getting some fresh air and exercise rather than trying to do more difficult stuff (not that I do very difficult stuff anyway).
The 5.10 V-Mile are similar but are also now discontinued. Although there may be some knocking about in limited sizes as they are a newer shoe, for example:
Try looking on google.
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