/ Rock boots for damaged feet?

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Snugglebunny - on 21 Apr 2014
Hi, I am new on the forum :-). I would be very grateful for advice about rock boots or other footwear. I had an accident a couple if years ago which resulted in my ankles and feet ending up with rather a lot of titanium in them, ankles bolted and massively weak arches.

I have recovered my fitness to the point that I want to start climbing again. I need to get some footwear that is as grippy and as easy to climb in as possible, whilst also offering support to my feet.

I am considering buying normal rock boots in a larger size and using copious amounts of tape to support my feet. Any improvements on this would be good :-)

If anyone has been in a similar situation, it would be great to hear from you!
MischaHY - on 21 Apr 2014
In reply to Snugglebunny:

One positive note is that the actual climbing will greatly strengthen the arches in your feet. Just avoid walking in the shoes :)
GPN - on 21 Apr 2014
In reply to Snugglebunny:
Obviously it depends what exactly you want to do with them, but for routes at VS ish and below (or the sport equivalent), I'd be tempted to look at a reasonably smooth soled approach shoe. Something like the 5.10 (women's?) Guide Tennie worn reasonably tight fitting could be worth a look.

annak on 21 Apr 2014
In reply to Snugglebunny:

I have a pair of boreal ballets as my winter climbing shoes (I can wear socks with them) - but i was thinking they might be a possibility for you as they have high tops and a stiff sole, so might accommodate / support your high-tech feet better?
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Snugglebunny - on 22 Apr 2014
Thank you so much, that has given me plenty to go on! I am really looking forward to getting out this summer :-)

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