/ If Evolv Bandits fit well, what else should I try?

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Stone_donkey - on 24 Dec 2013

Had a couple of pairs of Evolv Bandits now which have been some of the best-fitting (and worst-smelling) shoes I've ever had. Fancy a change now and would like to know what others who fit bandits would also recommend as a similar fit for all-round use (indoor, grit, Portland) up to the high 6's/low Es
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mrchewy - on 24 Dec 2013
In reply to Stone_donkey:

I've found Boldrinis fit well (better actually) after 3 pairs of Bandits but smell just as bad - totally man made. Having said that, I'm still climbing in the Bandits, they just work for me.

Muiras felt horrific!
Jon Stewart - on 24 Dec 2013
In reply to Stone_donkey:

I've been wearing Bandits for a while (out of poverty rather than choice, they're plentiful second hand) and Scarpas generally fit me well. Favourite Scarpas are Vapour V (not sure if these are still current).
filip.kamycki - on 24 Dec 2013
In reply to Stone_donkey:

regarding worst smelling...
I was absolutely disgusted every time I walked anywhere near my katanas. what (surprisingly) completely sorted it was a bath in water with baking soda!
shark - on 24 Dec 2013
In reply to Stone_donkey:

Bandits for comfort, anasazi whites for performance

Stone_donkey - on 30 Dec 2013
In reply to shark:

Are the Whites essentially an edging shoe, or equally good for smearing?
spidermonkey09 - on 30 Dec 2013
In reply to Stone_donkey:

I've got whites and I'm not a huge fan of smearing in them as they're really stiff. I did Elegy in mine just after getting them resoled and wished I'd waited! Probably the best for any other rock than grit though for properly tiny holds.
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shark - on 30 Dec 2013
In reply to Stone_donkey:

They are better for edging than smearing but I find that once the torsional stiffness across the toe piece goes in the whites (usually about 4-6 months for me) then they become rather like the Greeens and are then better for smearing but the magical precision edging has gone. HTH

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