/ Advice: Miura/Typhoon/anasazi pinky
Well, I'm about 42 and my Miuras Velcros used to be 40.5...
But when it comes to 5.10, I get my size (42 for Quantums). Seems about perfect...
thanks very much but i was after more about how they perform rather than the sizing :)
The performance of Anasazi pinks is pretty well legendary and probably the only reason they've re-introduced them. I wouldn't imagine the performance of the new version is going to be worse than the original. It's unlikely you're going to get a comparison though as they've only just been launched. I'm certainly going back to them as soon as I need a new pair.
I just bought a new pair of Anasazi Pinks and they are great. I had to buy them pretty small as the heel is quite deep and aggravates under the medial malleolus if bought too large, but they have stretched out nicely and feel great. They are a little different to the old version, especially around the heel but I really like them. Personally I've never got on well with Miuras as they feel too tight around my 5th toe and the rubber doesn't feel as good to me as 5:10 so I've been in velcros since my last pair of pinks wore out. I'm afraid I don't know anything about the Typhoon.
If miuras fit you well pinks won't, they're completely different shapes. Who did you get them resoled by? If it was pretty much anyone apart from llanberis resoles chances are the person doing it wasn't a climber themselves and has really no idea what's important in a technical climbing shoe.
I like the new pinks but I can't compare them to the miuras I'm afraid as the sportivas don't fit my foot shape at all.
How come old shoes get relegated to slabs? Have I missed something here? I always use my best shoes for those tricky friction slabs!
Really? For me old shoes are more flexible and mould onto holds better i.e. the more rubber in contact the better. Much better on Grit etc but maybe with the possible exception of slate slabs!
I don't agree Andy. Both of those shoes fit my wide feet well.
Thought I totally agree that it is waste of money getting shoes resoled by anyone other than Torquil at Llanberis Resole.
...and just to jump in and ask a related question... what's the width of the Pinks like compared to other Anasazis, particularly VCS and Verdes? I've got chode-feet and if the pinks are like Blancos then I've no chance. If they're more like VCS then could be a goer. Cheers
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